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Suicide thoughts, attempts, and deaths affect us all. It can be hard to talk about because of feelings of fear, shame, and guilt. Let’s talk about it because together, we can prevent suicide.

Despite what many people think, talking about suicide does not lead to suicidal thinking or suicide. If you are worried about someone, asking is more likely to invite them to talk about how they are feeling, reduce stigma, and connect them to supports. has many resources about suicide. You’ll find information about the warning signs of suicide, what might increase someone’s risk of suicide, and how to recognize suicidal thoughts or threats. You’ll also learn about helping someone who has thoughts of suicide, finding help for yourself, and how to support your mental health and well-being.

These resources can help you if you have thoughts of suicide, if you are trying to help a friend or family member, or if you are grieving after a suicide death. If this is an emergency, call 911 right away. You can also get help any time, day or night, from helplines and distress lines.​​

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