Did you know?

It’s very likely that you or someone you know has a mental health condition or has been affected by suicide.

90%

Of youth who died by suicide had an underlying mental illness.

20%

Of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition.

How you can help :

Mental health and suicide prevention are serious topics, but not addressing them only creates a bigger issue. Here’s a few ideas on how to start a conversation, what to say and how to make a difference in your community.

1. Get talking

Maybe you’re wondering who you would even talk to. It’s easier than you might think. Try starting up a conversation about mental health and suicide prevention with someone you trust.

  • Friend
  • Classmate
  • Coworker
  • Parent
  • Teacher
  • Neighbor
  • Coach
  • Family member

2. Ask questions

You might have trouble finding a good place to begin. One of the best places to start is with a simple question. Try being open, honest and listen carefully to make it a positive conversation.

  • Have you ever experienced a mental health condition?
  • Have you ever been impacted by suicide?
  • Do you know what resources are available in our community?
  • How do you think I can help someone who is struggling?
  • What should I do if I need help?

4. Get Involved

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Join the movement by supporting the cause, hosting and event or being an influencer in our community. We can’t do this alone, but together we can make a difference. Are you in?

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