I hereby promise to NOT end my life without first communicating with a friend to say goodbye.

THE PLEDGE FOR LIFE is a vow we make with those we love that we promise to take the time to say goodbye before one of us ends our life. It’s a promise that we make with our closest family or friends that makes it safe to talk about suicide and all that’s connected to it. When the pain of existence is too much to bear we can lose sight of the impact our actions have on those we love. Sometimes just taking the time to be in the presence of someone who loves us is enough to weather out the storm.

OUR GOAL is to shine light on this aspect of our shared human experience and unify in order to heal and evolve. The specific goal of this campaign is to get people to MAKE and SHARE THE PLEDGE. We believe that it has the potential of saving lives and preventing unnecessary suffering. We wish to collaborate with all who are committed to Preventing Suicide. Please SHARE with your friends and MAKE THE PLEDGE!

Globally 800,000 people die from suicide every year. That’s 2191 a day, or 91 people an hour. More than one every minute of every hour and day.The trauma that each suicide leaves is exponential in the families and communities. There are hundreds of Suicide Prevention organizations. There are hundreds of thousands of therapists, counselors, social workers, and doctors working with people at risk of committing suicide. There are hundreds of millions of people who have known someone that killed themselves. Take action today and you will have an exponential impact on the world around you.  Share this website or this article and take the pledge with someone you love today!

RESOURCES

CALL NATIONAL HOTLINE 1-800-273-8255

Rage and Sorrow: Paths to Compassion, Peace, and Power

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Know the Signs, Find the Words, Reach Out!
https://www.suicideispreventable.org/

Suicide Prevention Resources for Teens:
https://www.sprc.org/resources-programs/suicide-prevention-resources-teens

American Association of Suicidology:
https://www.suicidology.org/about-aas/national-suicide-prevention-week

Suicide Prevention Resource Center:
https://www.sprc.org/

Wikipedia World Suicide Prevention Day Information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Suicide_Prevention_Day

Stop a Suicide Today!
http://stopasuicide.org/

Take 5 to Save Lives:
https://www.take5tosavelives.org/

The Jason Foundation:
http://jasonfoundation.com/

World Health Organization:
https://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/wspd/en/

JED Protecting Emotional Health
https://www.jedfoundation.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness:
https://www.nami.org/

Mental Health America:
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/

The Kim Foundation:
http://www.thekimfoundation.org/

Treatment Advocacy Center:
https://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/

Utah Suicide Prevention:
https://utahsuicideprevention.org/

To Write Love on Her Arms:
https://twloha.com/learn/

You Cannot be Replaced:
https://www.youcannotbereplaced.com/

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions:
https://www.integration.samhsa.gov/clinical-practice/suicide-prevention-update

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program:
https://yellowribbon.org/

Zero Suicide:
http://zerosuicide.sprc.org/

Youth Suicide Prevention:
https://youth.gov/youth-topics/youth-suicide-prevention

INTERNATIONAL:

Befrienders Worldwide:
https://www.befrienders.org/

Lifeline Crisis Support:
https://www.lifeline.org.au/

MILITARY:
Project Sanctuary:
https://projectsanctuary.us/who-we-are/history/

22 Warriors Foundation:
https://22warriors.org/

Project 23 to 0:
https://www.project23tozero.com/

Mission 22:
https://www.mission22.com/#ourcause

Real Warriors:
https://www.realwarriors.net/family/support/preventsuicide

CELEBRITIES:

Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, More Speak Out to Break Stigmas:
https://www.amny.com/entertainment/celebrities/mental-health-advocates-demi-lovato-lena-dunham-more-speak-out-to-break-stigmas-1.12373543

Celebrities Who Talk About Mental Health:
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/celebrities-who-talk-about-mental-health

Celebrities Who Give Back:
https://www.mentalhelp.net/aware/charitable-depression/

Celebrities Talk Suicide Prevention:
http://www.thekimfoundation.org/blog/2017/09/06/celebrities-talk-suicide-prevention-vmas/

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