If you or someone you know is in need of emotional support or help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained helpers are available 24/7.

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

© National Council for Suicide Prevention 

Take 5 Steps

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Although it may not always be obvious, individuals experiencing an emotional crisis usually exhibit one or more of the warning signs of suicide. Your ability to identify the signs will better prepare you to take action and could help save a life. Get help immediately if you see or hear any of the following warning signs.

LEARN THE SIGNS

Take a few minutes to learn the warning signs of suicide. 

2

KNOW HOW TO HELP

You CAN help. Know what to say and do if someone you care about is suicidal.

You shouldn't be afraid to ask your friend if they're having thoughts of suicide. By knowing exactly what to say and do, you'll be ready to act and keep your friends and family safe. 

3

PRACTICE SELF CARE

Make mental wellness a priority in your life.

Research indicates that our mental fitness or wellness is crucial to our overall long-term health, and can even protect us from disease. Learn some tips for keeping mentally fit. Make it a priority! 

4

Help is available and recovery is possible.

REACH OUT

If you or someone you know is in emotional distress you must reach out for help. You are not alone. Learn about different help options and how to take that first step in seeking help and care.

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SPREAD THE WORD

Pledge to tell 5 people about Take 5 and WSPD.

Let's get people talking! By sharing the Take 5 campaign with 5 other people we can raise awareness of problem of suicide and equip people with easy tools to help themselves and others. Share the campaign on or before World Suicide Prevention Day- September 10. Together we can all make a difference!