No one can stop a suicide, it is inevitable.
If people in a crisis get the help they need, they will probably never be suicidal again.
Confronting a person about suicide will only make them angry and increase the risk of suicide.
Asking someone directly about suicidal intent lowers anxiety, opens up communication and lowers the risk of an impulsive act.
Only experts can prevent suicide.
Suicide prevention is everybody’s business, and anyone can help prevent the tragedy of suicide.
Suicidal people keep their plans to themselves.
Most suicidal people communicate their intent sometime during the week preceding their attempt.
Those who talk about suicide don’t do it.
People who talk about suicide may try, or even complete, an act of self-destruction.
Once a person decides to complete suicide, there is nothing anyone can do to stop them.
Suicide is the most preventable kind of death, and almost any positive action may save a life.