The Suicide Safer Home app offers practical tips for concerned parents and adult family caregivers for keeping families suicide safer.
Health professionals, mental health professionals, and first responders can use this app for its educational materials and reference information.
You cannot remove all risk from your home, but you can make it suicide safer by securing access to lethal means of death by suicide.
- Read information articles - Find resources for help - Take action - Use the scheduler to create reminders for safer home tasks
Note: This App is meant to share public health education and information only. It is not meant to be used as legal, medical or mental health advice. Following the guidelines in the app should help decrease the risk of suicide but we cannot eliminate ALL risk of suicide. Safe storage of firearms and medications should be part of a larger suicide prevention plan developed with your primary care or mental health provider that may include treatment with talk therapy and/or medication and increased supervision.
If someone you care about is at high risk, please follow the recommendations of your health or mental health provider and call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, if time permits, 1-800-273-8255, or take that person to your nearest hospital emergency room.
The suicide prevention information was collected by Mental Health America of Texas, under the Texas Youth Suicide Prevention Project, funded by the Texas Department of State Health Service contract # DSHS 2014-045276, Amendment No. 001B. The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Texas Department of State Health Services.