Teen Suicide Prevention: Youth Mental Health & Preventing Unauthorized Access to Firearms

January 26, 2022 in News by RBN Staff



Source: Marine Gun Builder

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Full article here:

Experts in Firearm Safety, Teen Suicide Prevention Launch Webinar: ‘Understanding Youth Mental Health and Preventing Unauthorized Access to Firearms’


“Studies show that suicide is preventable and simple actions like storing firearms securely when not in use can help save a life,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF’s President and CEO.

“We need to discuss this issue openly and honestly as a community and give parents the tools and information they need to make the home environment safer if they’re concerned someone in their family is at risk,” Bartozzi says. “In addition to thinking about prescription drug and other means, it may also mean rethinking how and where you store your firearms.”

The webinar complements a free resource developed by NSSF and AFSP—“A Guide for Parents: Understanding Youth Mental Health and Preventing Unauthorized Access to Firearms”—available at NSSF’s Project ChildSafe® website or AFSP’s Project 2025 website, or at the link below.

*Direct Link for Parents Resource Guide can be found here as a downloadable pdf:


Anyone experiencing a crisis is urged to reach out to any of the following resources:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

  • Lifeline Chat: suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat

  • Crisis Text Line: Text TALK to 741741

  • Emergency Response: Call 911 or contact your local emergency room

Thought this might be a good resource for those of us with kids at home. We could use more open discussions like this in our world today.

Take care Folks,