It’s Time to Talk.

During a crisis, it can be hard to ask for help – or to support a loved one who needs help – but open and honest communication can save lives.

The vast majority of peers surveyed by DBSA reported experiencing more than 10 distinct periods of symptoms throughout their lifetime. Of that group, more than half live with persistent symptoms in their everyday lives.

At DBSA, we know that people who live with depression or bipolar disorder can recover and lead vibrant, meaningful lives. During Suicide Prevention Awarness Month, we invite you to talk frankly about mental health to create healing, supportive conversations that build resilience.

This year, in our current environment with the risk of isolation higher than ever, real talk matters.

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Peer Survivor Story: Carrie Cantwell

Carrie Cantwell

Suicide Survivor

Reach out for help, because help is out there. You’re not alone. No matter how isolated you feel, remember that there are people who care about you, who would miss you if you were gone. There are others who have been through what you’re going through, and they can provide support and encouragement. Get out of your bed, and out of your head. The world is a better place with you in it!

Carrie’s Full Story


Learn More about Suicide Prevention

Learn more about suicidal thinking, how to recognize warning signs, and what you can for yourself or to help someone else.


Understanding Suicidal Thinking

The most important thing to remember about suicidal thoughts is that they are symptoms of a treatable condition. These symptoms are not character flaws or signs of personal weakness, nor are they conditions that will just go away on their own.

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If You Are Feeling Suicidal

If you have begun to think of suicide, it’s important to recognize these thoughts for what they are: expressions of a treatable, medical health condition.

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Recognizing Warning Signs in Others

Sometimes, even health care professionals have difficulty determining how close a person may be to attempting suicide. As a friend or family member, you can’t know for certain either. If you sense there is a problem, ask your friend or loved one direct questions and point out behavior patterns that concern you.

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