One More Moment
A collection of stories about suicide and hope. Stay and connect.
You are worth one more moment.
We’re talking with people of all ages and backgrounds about their experiences and how they are dealing with their mental health, their loss, or their daily struggles.
I’m having thoughts of suicide
- I’m having thoughts of suicide | American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Reaching out is the first step to safety. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. Here are direct service links to be taken to dedicated crisis services.
- I’m Having Thoughts of Suicide | Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Having thoughts of suicide is not unusual or shameful. SAVE was one of the nation’s first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Here are resources to crisis services, support groups, and tips to create a safety plan.
I’m worried about someone
- What to do when someone is at risk | American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
If you think someone is thinking about suicide, assume you are the only one who will reach out. AFSP educates the public about mental health and suicide prevention. Here’s how to talk to someone who may be struggling with their mental health.
- How to Be There | Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Your voice has power. The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC’s Lived Experience Advisory Committee shares their experiences with the power of human connection. Here you’ll find their responses and learn more about how to be there for others.
- How to Help Someone who Feels Suicidal | Suicide Prevention Resource Center
If you are concerned about a friend who may be in emotional crisis or thinking of suicide, don’t hesitate to reach out. There are a number of steps you can take to help ensure their safety. SAVE works to prevent suicide through public awareness, education and as a resource for suicide survivors. Here are tips to prepare you to help a loved one who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts.
- The 5 Steps | #BeThe1To
#BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, spreading the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. Here you’ll find their five action steps for communicating with someone who may be suicidal are supported by evidence in the field of suicide prevention.
I’ve lost someone
- I’ve lost someone | American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
You are not alone. AFSP supports survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide. Thanks to AFSP donors and volunteers – many of whom are loss survivors themselves – here you’ll find resources to help you heal.
- Grief After Suicide Loss | Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Losing a loved one or a personal connection to suicide may be one of the most difficult life circumstances you will face. SAVE offers resources to help you achieve peace, have strength to carry on after a loss to suicide, and navigate the process of grief.
- For Suicide Loss Survivors | #BeThe1To
You do not have to cope with your loss alone. #BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, spreading the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. Here you’ll find tips and resources to cope with the loss of a loved one.
I’ve survived an attempt
- After an attempt | American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Your journey of healing is one that many have been on and survived. Your life matters. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. Here you’ll find support for recovery.
- For Suicide Attempt Survivors | Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
After a suicide attempt, you may feel lost or unsure about the future. You are not alone. SAVE has been the leading national organization working to prevent suicide as a resource for suicide survivors. Here you’ll find actions you can take immediately to begin the process of recovery.
I’m interested in learning the data and specifics
- Suicide Statistics | American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Learn the latest published statistics on suicide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Data & Statistics Fatal Injury Report for 2019, retrieved February 9, 2021.
- Explore Suicide in the United States | 2021 Annual Report | America’s Health Rankings
Discover more about the Suicide measure in the United States from the America’s Health Rankings 2021 Annual Report.
- 5 Minute Guide to Men’s Mental Health | Mental Health America
Mental Health America provides an infographic for some quick facts about men, mental health, and mental illnesses.
I’m curious about warning signs and what to look for
- Risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs | American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
While there is no single cause for suicide, there are risk factors and warning signs which may increase likelihood of an attempt. Learning them can save lives.
- Warning Signs of Suicide | National Institute of Mental Health
The behaviors listed in this PDF may be some of the signs that someone is thinking about suicide.
How do I talk about suicide? Practices for conversation and listening
- Today is the Day PSA Campaign | Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
When you talk about your thoughts and your feelings it helps. Make today be the day you talk to someone. Tell them what’s going on, what you are thinking, and how you feel. It could save your life.
- How to Start (and Continue!) a Conversation About Mental Health: A #RealConvo Guide from AFSP
You don’t need special training to have an open, authentic conversation about mental health – and often, just talking about it can be the first important step in understanding where someone is with their mental health, and helping them get support or treatment if needed.
- Reaching Out for Help: A #RealConvo Guide from AFSP
It can be hard to talk about your mental health, particularly if you’re struggling. But reaching out for help by having a #RealConvo with someone in your life is a necessary step to take in feeling better. It’s also a strong thing to do.
- How to Talk to a Suicide Loss Survivor: A #RealConvo Guide from AFSP
Ten helpful tips to help you navigate conversations with suicide loss survivors in a kind, thoughtful, and responsible way.
- If Someone Tells You They’re Thinking About Suicide: A #RealConvo Guide from AFSP
Someone opening up in this way is a positive thing, because it’s an opportunity to help. Here are some ways you can respond.
How do I write about suicide? Practices for reporting and social media
- Reporting on Suicide
The Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide were developed by leading experts in suicide prevention and in collaboration with several international suicide prevention and public health organizations, schools of journalism, media organizations and key journalists as well as Internet safety experts.
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One More Moment was developed thoughtfully, in consultation with Lauren Forrest, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Penn State College of Medicine.
One More Moment was developed with support from: