Healthy Habits – Creating a Lifeline

According to the CDC, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Many are unsure how to talk about suicide for fear of making light of the situation or not knowing how to respond. Luckily, there are many great resources for those struggling with suicide or that need help building motivation, confidence, and skills to help encourage meaningful conversations with others. Check out the following resources for ways to become involved in the fight against suicide.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 | The Suicide Prevention Hotline is a free, confidential service that is available 24/7 for people in distress. They provide local resources including, a tool to find a therapist or support group, how to make a safety plan and tips to help others that are struggling. Resources are also available for specific populations like veterans, Native Americans, attempt survivors, youth, loss survivors, LGBTQ+ etc.

The Crisis Text Line

 741741 | The Crisis Text Line is a free service available 24/7 to help with any type of crisis. Text TALK to 741741 to get started. The first two responses are automated before being connected with a Crisis Counselor. The goal of this tool is to provide support and help an individual reach a safe place, not to provide medical advice.


Visit the R U OK website for more information about how to have a productive conversation with others that may be struggling. They offer conversation tips, check-in suggestions and tools to promote suicide awareness at work and in the community. Their goal is to help individuals be prepared for unexpected situations regarding suicide.

Awareness Day

Show support and promote suicide awareness by wearing a turquoise and purple ribbon. It is a great conversation starter and can be an easy way to talk with others or share helpful resources about suicide prevention. Consider participating in an ‘Out of the Darkness’ fundraiser walk to raise awareness for the fight against suicide.

Find a Nearby Out of Darkness Walk >

Participate in the global effort to prevent suicide by joining ‘Cycle around the Globe’ from September 10th to October 10th. Get family and friends involved and cycle any distance on any road, track, or gym to raise awareness of suicide prevention.

Register for Cycle Around the Globe >

Donate, Share Your Story, or Volunteer with SAVE SAVE

(Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) provides education, grief support, public awareness, and training resources. They provide easy opportunities to donate or volunteer to support the mission of suicide prevention. Individuals can also find support by sharing their stories of hope and reading the stories of others.

Click Here to Participate >

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