Suicide is not about wanting to die.

It’s about wanting to end emotional pain.

Putting a practical barrier between a suicidal person and the means they plan to use to end their life can interrupt their path to suicide.

Learn how to make your home safer today and prevent a suicide long before a crisis occurs.

MEDICATION AND FIREARMS AT HOME?

SAVE A LIFE:
LEARN HOW TO LOCK & LIMIT ACCESS
TO MEDICATIONS & FIREARMS

Suicide is Preventable. Roll over the icons below to learn how you can help create a Safer Home.

Do young people live in or visit your home?
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LOCK UP. For their protection, do not allow children and teens unsupervised, unauthorized firearm access

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LIMIT. Only firearm owner or designee should access keys and combinations

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CHOOSE. Carefully select a safe storage device for home-defense firearm with fast access for only you

Concerned about yourself, friend or family member?
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HOLD. Give a trusted individual keys and combinations

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TRANSFER. Ask a friend or relative to hold firearms in an emergency temporary transfer

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CALL. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Veterans Press 1. Crisis text: 741-741

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These steps protect against suicide/overdose
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LOCK UP all medications, Rx & over-the-counter, except 1-week supply

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LIMIT ACCESS to 1-day dose of medication for those in mental health crisis

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DISPOSE of medication with dirt or coffee grounds; place in your trash

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TAKE BACK go to takebackyourmeds.org

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HOW TO REACH OUT

TO HELP PREVENT SUICIDE

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ARE YOU A PHARMACY PROFESSIONAL?

You dispense powerful medications that are intended to heal, but are sometimes used in overdose or suicide.

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ARE YOU A FIREARMS
RETAILER / INSTRUCTOR?

You often know when things aren’t right with someone. Be aware, a new gun could be used for suicide.

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ARE YOU A TRAINING PROVIDER
FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND
MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS?

Add Safer Homes to your trainings. Help providers learn specific steps they can share with patients to remove access to lethal means.

TIPS FOR TALKING WITH PEOPLE IN CRISIS

LEARN INTERVENTION STEPS
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VIDEO

HERE’S WHAT A SAFER HOMES CONVERSATION LOOKS LIKE

Robin Ball, owner of Sharp Shooting Indoor Range and Gun Shop in Spokane, shares a prototype Safer Homes conversation between a firearms retailer and a customer.

Safer Homes Coalition

Led by Forefront Suicide Prevention and the Second Amendment Foundation, our coalition is comprised of firearms retailers, second amendment rights groups, health care providers, and suicide prevention experts who came together around a single goal to save lives.