Peers

Suicide attempt survivors need more trained peer supports at every step: warm lines, crisis lines, mobile crisis response, emergency department advocates, community mental health centers, and beyond. Certified peer specialists should be essential staff members.

Suicide attempt survivors need more peer-run or peer-facilitated support groups for people who are or have been suicidal.

Suicide attempt survivors need to see more peers in messaging. Seeing real people who have made it through this experience is powerful evidence that we can, too.

Suicide attempt survivors need to have peers involved at every level of suicide prevention efforts, including in leadership positions.

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