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What Can You do to Prevent Suicide?

What Can You do to Prevent Suicide?

by Kevin Caruso

I have received innumerable e-mails from great people who have asked what they can do to prevent suicide.

There are many things that can be done.

If you are interested in preventing suicide, here are some important things that you can do right now:

1) Read the pages on to learn as much as possible about suicide. And return to the site often, because the site is updated frequently. When you return, go to the What's New at page so you can see what's new at the site. Educating yourself about suicide is the first step toward making a difference.

2) Contact the principals at the schools in your area and encourage them to start a suicide prevention program. The Suicide Prevention Program is free. Please click below for the free program:

Free Suicide Prevention Program for Schools

This program is being used by schools throughout the world. It is easy to implement, and it does not cost anything.

All schools need to have a suicide prevention program.

Also, the suicide prevention program can be used by any organization or group that would benefit from it.

Feel free to let groups and organizations know about the program.

3) Link to from any website that you may have so people who are suicidal can get the help that they need immediately. You do not need my permission to link to - just do it.

And encourage others to link to so people who are suicidal can get the help that they need. You never know what website a suicidal person may end up on, so the more links the better. Also, when people visit, they learn more about suicide, and thus are better able to help those in need.

4) Be on the alert for anyone who exhibits signs of depression or warning signs for suicide. And if you see any of those signs, please do all that you can to try to get help for the person.

5) Talk about suicide in a non-judgmental way, and remove the stigma from the word. Many people never talk about suicide, yet it should be talked about frequently. Bring the topic out in the open. If you are a parent, talk about suicide prevention with your children.

6) Tell others about The more people who know about the site the better. And the people who you tell about may end up saving lives - including their own - because of the information and resources that they encounter on the site.

7) Post signs on bulletin boards that read: "Suicidal? Call 1-800-SUICIDE and visit" You never know who might read the sign. You can save lives by placing signs on bulletin boards.

So there are seven things that you can do right now to help prevent suicide.

For all of the people who have e-mailed me and asked, "What can I do" and for all of the people who want to prevent suicide - Thank you.

You are the people who will take action in your communities to prevent suicide.

You will spearhead the suicide prevention programs.

You will put up the signs on bulletin boards.

You will learn more about suicide.

You will help remove the stigma from suicide.

You will tell people about


So, thank you.

Thank you for making a difference.

Thank you for taking action.

Thank you for being a great person.

Thank you for caring.

And thank you for preventing suicide.

Take care of yourself,

Kevin Caruso
Founder, Director, Editor-in-Chief


If you or someone you know is suicidal, please go to the Home Page of this website for immediate help.

Take care of yourself,

Kevin Caruso

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