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Reduce suicides by creating a safer home

Follow these practices to keep your loved ones safe.


  • Safely dispose of unused or expired medications.
  • Lock and limit prescription and non‑prescription medications.


  • Lock, store, or keep harmful chemicals out of reach.


  • Remove or lock firearms and store them separately from ammunition.


  • Install carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.


  • Limit the amount and store responsibly.

Know your local distress centre

  • Know how to reach your local distress or crisis centre. Access them as needed.

Car keys

  • Keep car keys hidden or in a safe place when not in use.


  • Listen non‑judgmentally.

Means of self-harm

  • Restrict access to cords, ropes, knives, and other potential means of self‑harm.

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