Why suicide prevention matters

Suicide is one of the most significant public health issues facing the world today. It has existed throughout history, across all cultures and time periods. People's reasons for thinking about suicide are as complex and varied as those individuals themselves.

Most importantly, with the right knowledge and skills, the vast majority of suicides can be prevented.

Why SP matters Facts

Facts about suicide

  • At any given time, 1 in 25 people is thinking about suicide to some degree
  • You're much more likely to encounter someone who needs suicide intervention than CPR
  • Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for people aged 15-29
  • On average, a workplace suicide has a financial impact of over $1,100,000
  • More than 800,000 people die by suicide worldwide each year
Why SP matters How we prevent

How do we prevent suicide?

Suicide is complex, and so are its solutions. Skills training is one of the most effective prevention approaches.

When people are thinking about suicide, they almost always express their pain in ways that invite others to reach out and help. Training empowers someone to recognize these signs and provide life-saving support.

Anyone, regardless of background or experience, can learn skills to keep someone safe and alive.

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Our groundbreaking approach to suicide prevention

LivingWorks' solutions are designed to empower a community-based approach to suicide prevention. We enable everyone to play a role, creating powerful safety networks to support those in need.

By instilling life-saving skills throughout communities, we can protect people where they live, work, play, and learn.

See the community model in action