Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Contact Information: 1-800-273-8255
In 2017, 47,173 Americans died by suicide, and there were over 1,400,000 suicide attempts in that same year. The age-adjusted suicide rate in 2017 was 14 per 100,000 individuals. On average, there are 129 suicides per day. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention actually believes those numbers to be higher, we can help lower those numbers exponentially. If you notice your friend or someone you know distancing themselves, if you see them rarely smiling, if you notice a distinct change in their behavior, engage with them, ask them if they’re alright and if you can do anything to help. You asking them could mean the difference between life and death. Contact the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 for free and confidential support. This message brought you by the Suicide Prevention Hotline and the Ad Council.
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Garage door opens, car drives into garage
The car shuts off and now you can hear
footsteps walking towards the door
Man- “I’m home!” Silence Man- “Hey, I’m home!”
Man- “Oh my God!”
Man- “I am so sorry.”
Voice Over- “Do something before it’s
too late. If you notice someone has had
a change in mood or behavior, or seems
to be distancing themselves, have
them contact the Suicide Prevention
Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. That one
call can mean the difference between
life and death.
We see a man sitting in the driver’s seat of the car
The man walks into the house
The man, confused, walks up the stairs to his son’s bedroom
You see a teenage boy, lying there on the ground. You see a bottle of pills on the ground next to him. The man dives to the ground to be with his son.
We here the footsteps on the upstairs carpet
We here a knock on the door
Dad- “Hey, is it alright if we talk for a little bit?”
Dad- “It’s ok, it’s ok.”
Voice Over- If you feel a loved one is in pain. If they are acting different or seem to be distancing themselves, talk to them. Let them know they are loved. You never know what someone is going through. If you or a loved one has ever contemplated suicide, contact the Suicide Prevention Hotline, it could save your life.
We see the son open up the door, eyes watering. We see a gun on the night stand with a letter next to it. The dad embraces his son.