UW’s Forefront Suicide Prevention Program, “Safer Homes, Suicide Aware,” was highlighted in a fascinating article by the New York Times published November 18, 2020. The article highlights suicide prevention efforts happening across 21 states, targeting firearm owners.
The Safer Homes, Suicide Aware campaign raises public awareness of suicide and offers people immediate steps they can take to make their homes safer. Research has shown that thoughts about suicide do pass, thus a temporary barrier between a person in crisis and the chosen means of suicide can be lifesaving. The program began in 2015.
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*Featured Image Courtesy of: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times