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If you're thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. Text or call 988.
The Lifeline is available for everyone, is free, and confidential. Click here to learn more about the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
Suicide Prevention Materials and ResourcesThese resources were created by the Minnesota Department of Health
for teachers, faith leaders, and all community members to use to show support and bring awareness to mental health.
Veteran Suicide Prevention
Suicide has claimed more than 100 Minnesota veteran lives per year during the past five years. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with the VA Healthcare System to distribute free gun locks. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a locked gun can mean the difference between a tragic outcome and a life saved for someone in crisis. Though Veterans are well-versed in firearm safety, all gun owners should understand that during emotional or stressful times, delaying access to a gun could mean the difference between life and death. Gun locks can prevent someone in crisis from tragically taking their own life.
In an effort to reduce these preventable tragedies, MDVA is offering free gun locks. To request a gun lock, please email SuicidePrevention.MDVA@state.mn.us with your name and address. This information will not be shared; requests are confidential.
Minnesota National Guard Major Gen. Johanna Clyborne talks about firearm safety in this video about gun locks.