Suicide Prevention Resources: Get the Help You Need and Deserve
Hope is possible. Help is available. If you or a loved one is facing challenges in your everyday life, you are not alone.
Seek the support you need and deserve, available 24/7: Call 800-273-8255 or Text: 741741
Help yourself: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself
Help someone else: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-someone-else
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Suicide in service members and veterans, regardless of combat experience, has been the subject of increased national attention. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are risk factors for suicide, but they are only two of many factors that may increase suicide risk. Difficulty transitioning into civilian life, depression and, for those long separated from service, aging, loss of family and friends and other life transitions can also play a role.
Suicide is not just about mental illness or depression, and is not the result of any single cause: A range of factors—beyond mental health conditions alone—can contribute to thoughts of suicide, including relationships, substance misuse, physical health, jobs, and financial and legal problems.
You don't have to be a professional to reach out to someone struggling. Offering concrete gestures of support—for example, sending a text message, meeting for coffee, bringing over a meal—can make a huge difference in someone's life.