Creating a suicide-safer world starts in the home

ABOUT US

OUR NAME

“Safer Homes” signifies a home in which lethal means are unavailable to a suicidal individual. “Suicide Aware” signifies the universal need to educate people about suicide, removing the mystery and replacing it with facts

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.

OUR VISION, OUR MISSION

Our vision: A state and a nation where every person

is equipped to help prevent suicide.

 

Our mission: To reduce deaths from suicide through a public health campaign that is designed to be user-friendly for the firearms-owning public.

WASHINGTON STATISTIC*

78% OF FIREARM DEATHS ARE SUICIDES

*2005-2015

U.S. SUICIDE STATISTICS

44

LIVES LOST YEARLY TO SUICIDE

15

YEAR OLDS, SUICIDE IS SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH

20

VETERANS DIE DAILY BY SUICIDE

50

OF SUICIDES INVOLVE FIREARMS

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OUR STRATEGIES

  • Customized trainings that ensure individuals who prescribe or sell potential lethal means (commonly used in suicide) are prepared to be proactive about prevention
  • Coupling an action oriented public safety message about locking and limiting access to medications and firearms with the distribution of safe storage devices
  • Innovative suicide prevention training that creates a relevant message for every single person, not just those who are currently concerned about someone close who might be considering suicide.