Join the Movement

Be the one to spread the word about suicide prevention, and show the world how we can all take action and make an impact in someone’s life. Participate in #BeThe1To for September 2016’s National Suicide Prevention Month (and beyond!), and learn how you can help someone who may be thinking of suicide.


Download the Message Toolkit

Share #BeThe1To’s 5 action steps in suicide prevention, as well as other resources, tips and messages throughout September 2016. The action steps included in the kit can help you and others learn how to help someone who is thinking of suicide.

#BeThe1To… Ask #BeThe1To… Keep Them Safe #BeThe1To… Be There #BeThe1To… Help Them Connect #BeThe1To… Follow Up

Tweet on September 9

The Lifeline and its partners will host a Twitter Chat on September 9 at 1 PM ET in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day. Join the conversation with the hashtag #BeThe1To, and share your thoughts and questions on suicide prevention and mental health.

Watch Live on September 6

The Lifeline and MHA-NYC will host a Facebook Live event on September 6 at 2 PM ET in honor of National Suicide Prevention Month. Watch live as Dr. John Draper, Director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and mental health writer and advocate Sarah Vander Schaaff discuss suicide prevention, mental health, and what it means to #BeThe1To.

Support Your Local Crisis Center

The Lifeline network is composed of over 160 local crisis centers serving callers in their state. Find your local crisis center and donate funds for their causes, volunteer with them, advocate to help them raise awareness of suicide prevention, or collaborate with them to share resources and skills.

Share Stories of Action

Check out stories, videos, and more from those who have been the one to help someone else, or whose lives have been impacted by someone taking the time to help them. Then submit your own story below (scroll down in the submission window):

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