What We Learned From Today's Suicide Prevention Twitter Chat


On Tuesday, Twitter refused to be quiet about suicide. In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, mental health advocates and organizations — including Mental Health America and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention — joined Stamp Out Stigma in a Twitter chat, covering topics like the warning signs of suicide and how the media should report on suicide.

In case you missed it, here are some important lessons we learned:

On the warning signs of suicide:

On starting the conversation with someone who exhibits these warning signs:

On ways you can help someone who’s talking about suicide: 

On the best way for the media and the general public to talk and write about suicide:

On how can schools and communities work together to prevent suicide: 

On resources that could help educate people about suicide prevention:

Thanks to everyone who’s speaking up — let’s keep the conversation going.

Related: 7 Easy but Important Ways to Participate in National Suicide Prevention Week

If you or someone you know needs help, see our suicide prevention resources.

If you need support right now, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.


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