Reducing Access and Increasing Safe Storage

Reducing access to means such as firearms and medications that can potentially be misused to cause injury or death 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: You can 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.


CTSAB Firearm Safety and Suicide Prevention Materials
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Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text CT to 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

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