Suicide is preventable.

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About REACH

Throughout history, Americans have faced obstacles, barriers and challenges that seemed insurmountable. But because of our ability to reach beyond what we thought possible, we have solved some of society’s greatest challenges together.

As we face the tragedy of suicide in our nation, we must reach beyond what we have done before. We must change the way we think about, talk about, and address emotional pain and suffering. Suicide is preventable – but only if we empower ourselves and others with the knowledge, tools and resources we need to reach those who feel hopeless.

REACH is about preventing suicide. It is for and about everyone because we all have risk and protective factors that we need to recognize and understand.

When we REACH to those in need, we will provide hope. When we REACH because we are hurting, we will find help. When we REACH, we will prevent suicide.

Please join us.

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About PREVENTS

On March 05, 2019 the President signed Executive Order 13861, known as The President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (or PREVENTS) calling for the development of a comprehensive all of government and whole of nation approach. PREVENTS will accomplish the bold goals of the Executive Order through coordinated suicide prevention efforts, prioritized research activities, strengthened collaboration across the public and private sectors and a national public health campaign. Together we will prevent suicide for our Veterans and all Americans.

PREVENTS is proud to present REACH!

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Risk Factors

  • Prior suicide attempt.
  • Chronic health concerns.
  • Chronic pain.
  • A history of mental illness.
  • Substance use and misuse challenges.
  • Access to lethal means.
  • Overall sense of hopelessness.
  • Recent loss such as the death of a loved one, divorce or loss of job.
  • Legal or financial challenges.
  • Relationship difficulties.
  • Multiple traumas.
  • Adverse childhood experiences.
  • Poor quality of life or other social determinants of health (such as housing insecurity, food insecurity, lack of support systems, discrimination, social stress, and lack of access to health care).
  • Having a family member who died by suicide

Protective Factors

  • Access to health and mental health care (including substance misuse treatment).
  • Sense of connectedness and belonging.
  • Satisfying interpersonal relationships.
  • Effective problem-solving skills.
  • Belonging to a faith-based community.
  • Sense of mission or purpose.
  • Good physical health.
  • Social and emotional well-being.
  • Financial stability.
  • High quality of life and/or other social determinants of health (such as secure employment, secure housing, safe environment, food security, strong support systems, and engagement in community.

Get Involved

The REACH campaign is for everyone. Please join us. When we REACH to those in need, we will provide hope. When we REACH because we are hurting, we will find help. When we REACH, we will prevent suicide.

Take the Pledge

Take the Pledge

Please join us in preventing suicide in our nation by taking the PREVENTS Pledge to REACH.

Stay Informed

Stay Informed

To stay informed about REACH campaign activities and to learn more about how you can empower yourself to prevent suicide, please join our mailing list.

Reach your Community

Reach your Community

Use the hashtag #REACHnow on your social media posts. Together, we can provide hope, heal families and save lives. Tell your network, it’s time to REACH to prevent suicide.