Safer Homes, Suicide Aware is making an appearance at the state’s largest and longest-running gun show, run by Washington Arms Collectors. This outreach is historic, as half of all suicides are carried out by firearm. Gun shows, a gathering space for many in the firearms community, are the ideal place to have a life-saving conversation about suicide prevention. Locking devices for both firearms and medications will be provided to attendees at no cost by Safer Homes.
Sat. 9am – 5pm
Sun. 9am – 3pm
Free to WAC members, $12.00 for adult non-members, $8.00 for military personnel with valid military I.D. Get tickets here.
Medication locking devices as well as firearm locking devices will be distributed for free.
“Safer Homes” signifies a home in which lethal means are unavailable to a suicidal individual. “Suicide Aware” signifies the universal need to educate people about suicide prevention and action steps everyone can take today.
Putting a practical barrier between a suicidal person and the means they plan to use to end their life can interrupt their path to suicide.