Suicide is not inevitable – It Can Be Prevented
In Washington, about 75% of gun deaths are suicides.
Medication overdoses are the most frequent type of suicide attempt.
Firearms and medications can be misused in times of crisis. Proactive safety practices can save lives.
You can do this! More than 90% of people who survive a suicidal crisis liveand recover
Survive the dark moments: Crises are time limited
The “means” matter: Firearms can turn a crisis deadly
Most don’t switch: Substituting methods is rare
Our program shares information with the public on the role of firearms and medications in suicide. We have a special focus on men in the middle years, ages 35-64, on our veterans, and on others who have experience with firearms.
Here’s what a Safer Homes conversation looks like
Robin Ball from the Sharp Shooting Indoor Range and Gun Shop in Spokane, WA, models a Safer Homes conversation between a firearms retailer and a customer, about the importance of securing firearms.
Safer Homes, Suicide Aware offers trainings for individuals with varied connections to the issue of suicide prevention.
Click below to select the training that best suits your interest in this important issue.