Suicide Prevention: Resources - Mental Health
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Suicide Prevention: Resources


Suicide Prevention


Resources for Veterans and Their Loved Ones

Resources for Community Members

  • Community Outreach Toolkit
    This toolkit is an online guide for people and organizations hosting or participating in events to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention.

  • Social Media Safety Toolkit
    The Social Media Safety Toolkit includes best practices, resources, and sample posts for responding to social media posts that indicate a Veteran is having thoughts of suicide.

  • A Toolkit for Safe Firearm Storage in Your Community
    This toolkit, compiled by VA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), includes tips for safely storing firearms as well as best practices for sharing these guidelines in your community.

  • Veterans Crisis Line Shareable Materials
    Show your support for our Nation’s Veterans and their families and encourage them to get the care they deserve. View and download ready-to-use Veterans Crisis Line materials at to tell people in your networks about this free and confidential resource for all Veterans and their families. You can also:

  • Share content online.
    Post about the Veterans Crisis Line on Facebook and Twitter and share the Veterans Crisis Line website with your friends and followers.

  • Watch and share videos.
    Watch Veterans Crisis Line public service announcements at and share them with your networks or on your website. You can also download the videos at

Resources for Providers

Resources for Communicating About Veteran Suicide

  • Safe Messaging Best Practices Fact Sheet
    Research has shown that the way we communicate about suicide can influence behavior in a positive or negative way. Adapted from the Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide, this fact sheet offers guidance on how to communicate about suicide in a safe and ethical manner, correct misconceptions, convey hope, and encourage help-seeking behaviors among those at risk for suicide.