Mental Health

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Take 5 to Save Lives

You have an important role in preventing suicide. 

Make a difference by taking these 5 easy action steps and joining the worldwide movement to save lives.

Learn the warning signs, risk factors and protective factors of suicide so you are prepared to take action and help save a life.

Know how to help yourself and others who may be struggling. By knowing exactly what to say and do, you'll be ready to act and keep yourself, your friends and your family safe.

Do raise awareness, advocate for change, volunteer and practice self-care. Learn ways you can bring the suicide prevention movement to your school, workplace or entire community.

Talk about suicide to dispel myths and reduce stigma. Learn how talking about suicide safely and responsibly can reduce negative stigma and lead to increased help-seeking.

Share Take 5 to Save Lives with others. Help spread the word about Take 5 to Save Lives. Pledge to share with at least 5 people.