Suicide

Suicide is a deliberate attempt to end one’s life.

At-Risk Populations

Suicide attempts are three times more likely among females, who are twice as likely to experience depression as males. Completed suicides are more 4 times likely among males, who tend to use more lethal means, such as guns. more

What you should do

  • Know suicide risk and preventive factors and local support services; more
  • Let yourself and others know that professional help to deal with depression can prevent suicide;
  • Suicide-proof your home; more
  • Look for the warning signs of suicide. more)

If you are in crisis seek immediate help

What we are doing

  • Working to prevent youth, ages 15-24 suicide, through the Rhode Island Youth Suicide Prevention Project.
  • Identifying, helping, and referring youth who may have symptoms of depression or suicidality to proper mental health professionals through a contract with Rhode Island Student Assistance Services.
  • Educating parents about simple steps they can take to reduce the risk of suicide in their homes through the Suicide-Proof Initiative - a partnership between the us and the Center to Prevent Youth Violence.
  • Creating messaging for a guns/means restriction campaign; and the integration of suicide prevention into curriculum at Brown University.