The more familiar you are with the warning signs of suicide, the more likely you are to recognize them. US posters refer to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Canadian posters refer to Crisis Services Canada. Please download and print a poster below and put it up everywhere you can, including call boards, notice boards, breakrooms, and anywhere other safety information is shown.
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Many of the signs that someone may be considering suicide will be harder to read during times of physical distancing. Changes in routine especially will not be as apparent, but there are other things you can look for:
There are five steps that can be critical to saving a life. The more familiar you (and everyone around you) are with them, the more comfortable you will be taking those steps. US posters refer to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Canadian posters refer to Crisis Services Canada. Each poster includes a QR code that will lead you directly to more information about each of the steps. JPGs are provided for sharing on social media.
Each of the five steps is very straightforward, but implementing them can sometimes be a little daunting. How do you “Ask?” How can you “Keep them safe?”
If you are trying to help someone through a crisis, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can also provide you with assistance and support.
Printed wallet cards are available (only in English US) for individuals and organizations. Email [email protected] with the quantity and your postal mailing address.
Es más difícil leer las señales de que alguien está pensando en suicidarse durante el distanciamiento social. Los cambios en su rutina no serán tan aparentes, pero hay otras señales que puedes buscar:
Plusieurs des signes indiquant que quelqu’un envisage de se suicider seront plus difficiles à reconnaître pendant les périodes de distanciation physique. Les changements dans la routine, particulièrement, ne seront pas aussi apparents, mais il y a d’autres indices vers lesquels vous pouvez diriger votre attention :