A Safer Home secures all firearms in locked storage. Most medications are also locked. Authorized access to these potentially lethal items is restricted to only the owner or user and perhaps one additional adult.

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Universal Rules of Safe Storage for Medications and Firearms

STEPS TO PREVENT
SUICIDE & OVERDOSE

  1. Lock up meds, except one-week supply
  2. Limit access to one-day dose during mental-health crisis
  3. Use TakeBackYourMeds.org

BASIC RULES OF
FIREARM STORAGE

  1. Lock up all firearms
  2. Do not allow unauthorized access to children
  3. Home protection firearm? Choose a locking device with fast access only for you

HOW TO HELP IF YOU
ARE CONCERNED

  1. HOLD: Give a trusted individual the keys & combinations
  2. TRANSFER: Ask a friend or relative to take firearms in an emergency temporary transfer
  3. Call the National Suicide
    Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255

Resources to Educate

Learn more about suicide and how to prevent it. How big is the problem? Can I watch a Safer Homes conversation?