One Thing You Can Do.

Access to a gun can be the difference between life and death in a moment of crisis.  When someone you love is showing warning signs that they might try to harm themselves, it can feel like there is nothing you can do in such a high-stakes and emotional situation. But there is one thing you can do: you can request an extreme risk order - sometimes referred to as a red flag order or a firearms restraining order - to temporarily remove guns from the situation and help keep your loved one safe. If you’re worried that your loved one is in crisis and at risk of hurting themselves, you can seek an extreme risk order to temporarily suspend their access to firearms - the most lethal form of suicide - until the crisis passes. Extreme risk orders are referred to by different names in different states. But their purpose is the same: to protect people who may be at risk.

An Intervention That Works

When a loved one is in crisis, family members are often the first to recognize warning signs. An extreme risk order gives you a way to intervene when you have reason to believe your loved one is at serious risk of harming themselves or others. And that can be a life-saving intervention.

90 %

Firearm suicide is uniquely lethal - 90 percent of suicide attempts using a gun end in death.

52 %

More than half of suicides in the U.S. are gun suicides.

70 %

70% of people who survive a suicide attempt will never attempt suicide again.

In Case Of Urgent Crisis.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7 connection to free, confidential support in the U.S.

Call or text 988 or chat at
If you have immediate safety concerns, call 911 for emergency assistance.