Gun locks are one of the best tools to prevent youth firearm suicide. This video demonstrates how to use a standard cable lock. 

Gun locks are available for free at many local Sheriff and Health Departments.  If you need help finding a gun lock contact us at 919.403.7665 or

Safe Storage Steps & Information 

Firearms & Suicide Fact Page

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Minutes Matter Info Card

If you, or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If you are a veteran in distress, please call the national veterans suicide crisis line (1-800-273-8255) you will be connected to a VA specific line so you will speak to someone who understands.

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I learned about steps I can take to prevent teen suicide on the Minutes Matter Resource Page
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