This week is National Gun Violence Survivors Week. Today we highlight and honor the stories of survivors impacted by gun suicide.

Like other forms of gun violence, America suffers disproportionately from gun suicides. Firearm suicide is a significant public health crisis that leaves countless Americans grieving their loved ones. Each year, nearly 24,000 people in America die by suicide. The grief that survivors of gun suicide face is further exacerbated by the stigmatization of mental illness and suicide in our culture. This unfortunate reality can lead many survivors to feel isolated or unable to share their experiences.

This #GVSurvivorsWeek, shine a light on their stories and let other survivors know they are not alone.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of over 160 crisis centers that provides 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline with the number 1-800-273-8255. It is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Join the Conversation

Whether you are a survivor of gun violence or an ally to survivors, join in on the conversation on social media using the hashtag #GVSurvivorsWeek or create a National Gun Survivors Week profile to show support.