Reaching Out Can Help Save a Life SUICIDE IS A LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH, AND IT’S PREVENTABLE By keeping secure firearm storage in mind, you can help reduce the number of suicides involving firearms. LEARN THE RISK FACTORS AND WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE If you are worried about a friend or family member, trust your gut and don’t wait for them to reach out. LET THEM KNOW YOU CARE Ask them directly about suicide and encourage them to seek help. Talking about suicidal thoughts and showing concern will not put someone at greater risk. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT A LOVED ONE Always store firearms securely and consider temporary off-site storage for firearms when not in use. IF YOU’RE GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME If lawful where you live, consider giving the firearms and gun lock keys to a trusted family member or friend. DID YOU KNOW? Firearms are used in 50% of all suicides in the United States.