Firearms are the most common means for suicide attempts in Utah and by far the most lethal. However, about 90% of people who survive a suicide attempt never go on to attempt a second time. That means that keeping extremely lethal means out of the hands of a person with suicidal thoughts can save their life.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Keep your family and friends safe by keeping your guns and ammo locked up safely and preventing access to anyone who may have even a fleeting thought of suicide — particularly teens. Follow these firearm safety tips from the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition.
- Share these firearm safety tips and the video below with family, friends and your social media network to spread the word about choices we can make voluntarily to keep our communities and families safe.