To promote positive, proactive, and safe conversations around suicide prevention, PRA developed a series of icons that illustrate key suicide prevention concepts in a strength-based and recovery-oriented manner. These nine free illustrations are available for free, public use to encourage positive and proactive discussions of suicide prevention without the use of triggering or limiting visuals. Designed by PRA Communications Specialist Briela Tollisen, these icons draw upon crucial concepts from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices, as well as critical topics addressed in suicide prevention work.

Concepts addressed in this icon suite are identifying people at risk for suicide, recognizing suicidal ideation, increasing help-seeking behavior, creating safety plans, responding to a crisis, providing postvention services, linking to care, enhancing protective factors, and promoting connectedness.

How to Use These Free Icons

Download either zip folder—PNG for the still images, or GIF for the short animations—and use them to advance suicide prevention in any medium. Attribution to Policy Research Associates. Inc. is appreciated but not required. Should you benefit from icons in a different color scheme, editable versions can be made available upon request to The GIFs are also available via the Policy Research GIPHY account.

If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 across the United States: 1-800-273-8255 or

This resource was first shared in 2019.

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