suicide prevention month

Gun suicide poses a serious risk for police officers.

Gun suicide poses a serious risk for police officers.

Anyone who owns or carries a gun should know that access to a firearm increases the risk of suicide by three times (Everytown for Gun Safety). Officers are trained in gun safety for work. Suicide awareness and prevention should be addressed as a core part of that training.

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Gun store owners, doctors, and Family Members are key allies in preventing suicide by gun.

Gun store owners, doctors, and Family Members are key allies in preventing suicide by gun.

We generally thing of suicide as being an individual struggle. However, looking over this article from The Trace, 10 Essential Facts About Guns and Suicide, what stood out to me was the unexpected people who could help prevent suicide by gun, including gun store owners, doctors, and family members

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