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Two Basic Home Suicide Prevention Measures For Under $22

By December 20, 2016November 24th, 2020No Comments

One of the most difficult things to understand about suicide prevention is how big of a difference it can make to reduce the means of committing suicide in your home. The difference between the availability of lethal means during a suicidal crisis can be the difference between life and death.

The “Means Matter Campaign” from the Harvard Injury Control Research Center describes the importance of reducing a suicidal person’s access to highly lethal means as a critical part of a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention. It is based on the following understandings (click on each to learn more from the Means Matter website):

Thankfully, you do not need to understand all of the complexities of how Means Reduction can help prevent suicides in order to suicide proof your home. All you need is around $21.
You can get the Master Lock Gun Lock recommended by Montana’s Suicide Prevention Coordinator Karl Rosston and a Vaultz Medicine Case for $20.94 plus shipping and handling.

While locking up guns and medications will not entirely reduce the danger of suicide, it’s an incredibly powerful step to help avoid tragedy.

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