Suicide Prevention Information
Understanding suicidal thinking and steps you can take to help yourself or someone you love is critical to suicide prevention.
Prepare for a Crisis
While we never want a crisis to occur, being prepared can make all the difference. Learn more about resources and plans you can create to help in a crisis.
When We Speak Up, We Save Lives
In our Community Suicide Prevention Guide, we have resources to help you understand the impact of suicide in the United States, we’ve outlined warning signs and symptoms, we’ve noted helpful tools to begin important conversations about suicide, and we’ve outlined some empowering actions you can take to help the cause of suicide prevention.
Suicide Prevention for Parents and Caregivers
One of the most challenging realities as a parent or caregiver is observing your child experience mental health symptoms. Of those symptoms, it can be the most challenging to process and protect against suicidality. In this article, we’ve outlined what parents and caregivers need to know for suicide prevention.
Supporting Survivors of Suicide Loss
Coping with the loss of a loved one is challenging, and it can be difficult to know how to best support someone who has lost a loved one to suicide. In this episode of the DBSA podcast series, two DBSA Young Adult Council Members interview co-facilitators of a Survivors of Suicide bereavement support group.
Discussion on Suicidal Thinking
Last fall we streamed the film My Ascension, which is the story of Emma Benoit, who was paralyzed by a suicide attempt but used her painful experience to spread hope and awareness. DBSA hosted a panel of peers and subject matter experts who shared stories and resources to help teens, their parents, and loved ones better understand suicidal thinking and mood disorders.
Find a Peer Support Group
Peer support has been proven to increase treatment responsiveness, hope, social function, wellness, and self-esteem and bring about a sense of control, all of which can help decrease suicidal thoughts. DBSA offers in-person and online support groups. Find a group today.