Many of us have confided in others during dark times, and vice versa. But it can feel awkward, if not downright frightening, not knowing what to do when a loved one or a peer shows suicide warning signs. Developed by Forefront, the five simple and effective Forefront Suicide Prevention LEARN® steps empower individuals to help others move in the direction of hope, recovery, and survival.
This intervention framework is a way to integrate information on the safe storage of lethal means – and remove the dangers when someone is at-risk for suicide. The new model was first rolled out for the Forefront in the Schools program, which was first implemented in 14 Puget Sound high schools in 2015.
Download a five-step model for suicide prevention here: LEARN® TRAINING.
Free, 24/7 anonymous help is available by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-TALK (8255). If the person in a crisis lives in King County, this number routes you to the Crisis Clinic.
If someone is in immediate risk for suicide, call 911 or take them to the nearest hospital if it is safe for you to do so.
To take a hands-on LEARN® training, please contact Forefront at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 543-1016.