Reducing access to means that can potentially be misused to cause injury or death—such as firearms and substances—is one of the most effective ways to reduce suicide risk across all age groups. Methods to reduce access include safe storage and restriction or removal of these means. Resources beginning with “CT” are specific to Connecticut.
CALM: Counseling Access to Lethal Means Training
Learn how to reduce access to the methods people use to kill themselves. This free, online course covers who needs lethal means counseling and how to work with people at risk for suicide—and their families—to reduce access.
- 10 Essential Facts About Guns and Suicide
- 11 Commandments of Gun Safety
- AFSP Project 2025
- Connecticut’s Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) Brochure (General Public, Healthcare Professionals) Please complete this form if you’re interested in distributing ERPO/suicide prevention brochures in your community.
- CT – Local Firearm Safety Education
- CT – Free Safety Kits
- Firearm Injuries by Intent: A Comparison of Data in the Northeast U.S.
- Firearms Access Transfer – Connecticut State Police PowerPoint
- Firearm Safety Guide for Connecticut Schools
- Firearm Injury Prevention and Patient Safety: Online Course
- Parents’ Guide to Understanding Youth Mental Health and Preventing Unauthorized Access to Firearms
- Project Child Safe
- Safe Storage
- Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business: A Toolkit for Safe Firearm Storage in Your Community
- VA Firearm Suicide Prevention & Lethal Means Safety
- Your Guide to Firearms and Permits in Connecticut, including Surrender/Transfer
CTSAB Firearm Safety & Suicide Prevention Materials
- Firearm Safety and Suicide Prevention Brochure
- Firearm Safety and Suicide Prevention Magnet
- Firearm Safety and Suicide Prevention Sticker
- APHA – ACEs, Overdose, and Suicide
- Avoiding Misuse of Prescription Medicines
- Connecticut Poison Control Center
- Creating a Shared Approach to Suicide and Overdose Prevention
- CT – Keeping Medications Secure
- CT – Local Drug Collection Boxes
- CT – Safe Storage and Disposal of Prescription Medication
- Drug Free CT
- Intersection of Opioids and Suicide: A Prevention Approach
- Medicine Safety in Your Home
- More Teens Are Attempting Suicide By Poisoning. Here’s What Parents Should Know
- Safe Medicine Disposal
- Safeguarding My Meds
- Tips for Taking Medicine Safely (Adults)
- Tips for Taking Medicine Safely (Kids)
- Your Poison Center
Join the Lethal Means Committee
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