Suicide Impacts Us All
If you’re here, you’re probably seeking answers and guidance about suicide. You may be curious and wanting to learn, processing a suicide that you’ve learned about, thinking about suicide yourself, or maybe you’ve lost someone to suicide. Suicide impacts us all, and it can be hard to understand.
You don’t have to fully understand suicide to prevent it. Awareness alone can turn into suicide prevention.
We all want to prevent suicide. It starts with talking about it.
Suicide Happens Around the World
We don’t always hear about suicide, but it happens worldwide. Dying by suicide doesn’t discriminate. While there are some more at-risk groups, people from any religion, social class, race, gender, ethnicity, size, political affiliation, ability, occupation, age, or any classification you could think of die by suicide. This means suicide impacts us all.
Why Suicide Happens
Suicide is complex and personal, which can make it difficult to understand. There's usually not just one cause or reason someone attempts and/or dies by suicide.
Suicide is a result of a person’s unique combination of life experiences, background, coping skills, brain chemistry, support systems, and more. On the outside, some people can look like they “have it all” and still die by suicide.
It’s okay if you don’t fully understand suicide. You can still play a role in suicide prevention.
Myths & Facts
We're here to help clear some of the myths surrounding suicide. Knowing the facts is suicide prevention.
How To Talk About Suicide
Explore these tips on talking about suicide in a way that opens the line of communication, whether that’s with one person or many.
The Time You Take Now Could Save Someone's Life
While every suicide cannot always be prevented, there are still many things each one of us can do to stop suicide. Suicide prevention is any action you take to stop a suicide from happening. It ranges from educating yourself about suicide and supporting mental health in your life and the lives of people around you to intervening in an emergency.
Suicide Prevention Tips
Support the mental health of the people in your life. You can start by checking in regularly.
If you’re concerned about someone’s wellbeing or safety, ask, “Are you thinking of suicide?”
Educate yourself about suicide. Choose one topic on this site that you’re curious about and learn more.
Mental health concerns are prevalent among college students nationwide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults. We’re committed to suicide prevention on our campus. Find out more about what we’re doing and why.