Remember, you are worthy of support and you deserve to heal. Reaching out for help is the first step.

Suicide prevention resources are readily available for a variety of scenarios, whether you’re currently in crisis and need immediate help, are looking for someone to talk to, would rather text than talk, or need help surrounding a specific community, such as LGBTQ or veterans.

It can be overwhelming to find the right kind of help to support you in times of need, so we’ve gathered various suicide prevention resources in one place to make help easier to find minus all the web searches that can feel like they come between you and finding support. Our hope is that these resources offer you exactly what you need, when you need it. Each resource provides different kinds of help, from emergency help to support if you’re a suicide survivor and are struggling, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Please use these resources as often as you need, they are here to serve you and your needs as well as to offer you assistance during difficult times as your needs shift and change over time.

I’m in Immediate Harm or Danger

  • Visit your local emergency room: Your local hospital’s emergency room is also staffed with professionals 24/7 who are trained in crisis response and can help support you and keep you safe. If you feel you are safe enough to get yourself from your current location to the emergency room, this is another option for getting immediate help. You can also ask a trusted friend or loved one to drive you to the hospital, it can often be helpful to have the support of someone you know and trust.
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  • Call 9-1-1: If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, calling 9-1-1 may be necessary. Please notify the operator that this is a mental health emergency and ask for officers trained in crisis intervention. This will bring in the support of first responders and emergency medical services. These are trained professionals who can help evaluate your situation, offer support in the ways you need in the moment, and keep you safe. It can be scary to take this step, and it is one of the most brave things you can do if you struggle with suicidal ideation and it has escalated to the point you are no longer safe.
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  • Poison Control Help Line: The Poison Control Help Line offers expert medical advice, free and confidential, 24/7 at 1-800-222-1222. You can also contact the Poison Control Center via text by texting POISON to 797979. The Poison Control Help Line can help if you have taken too much of a medication, have swallowed or inhaled a poisonous substance or fumes, have splashed or burned your skin or eyes with a substance, or are having any other type of poison-related emergency.
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  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 to connect you with help quickly and assist you in navigating this difficult situation. It can be helpful to speak to a trained crisis worker and have support in putting together next steps while you’re having suicidal thoughts as well as help with obtaining the local resources you need to move forward with your safety plan.
  • For Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889
  • En Español: 1-888-628-9454

Crisis Text Line: The Crisis Text Line can be reached by texting HOME to 741741, where you will reach a crisis counselor who is specially trained to help de-escalate suicidal thoughts and support you.

 

I’m Not in Immediate Danger, But I Need Someone to Talk To

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 to connect you with help quickly. No matter what you’re struggling with, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is there to help support you. People call to talk about suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, depression, relationships, and more.

  • For Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889

  • En Español: 1-888-628-9454

  • Veterans: 1-800-273-8255 and press 1

  • Veterans Text Line: 838255

  • The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ young people under 25. They provide a safe space to youth and adolescents in need of support, by phone at 1-866-488-7386, or via text, by texting START to 678678.

 

I’d Rather Text or Chat Online Than Talk

    • Crisis Text Line: The Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 by texting HOME to 741741, where you’ll reach a trained crisis counselor ready to help you through any situation that you’re finding challenging. This can range from school to Coronavirus anxiety, depression to suicidal thoughts, and everything in between. A safe and confidential platform, Crisis Text Line can help you through your most difficult moments.

  • Veterans Text Line: The Veterans Text Line is available by texting 838255 and can assist with veterans in need of support or anyone who has a concern about a veteran’s mental health or safety.

  • YouthLine: Text teen2teen to 839863 to reach a safe space for children and adults ages 11-21 to share and find support surrounding any challenges they may be facing, including depression and suicidal thoughts.
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  • imalive: imalive is a messaging service that connects you with a trained crisis intervention responder at https://www.imalive.org/. This service is available 24/7 and can help you through intense emotional pain and crisis all via free, confidential online messaging.

 

I’m a Suicide Loss Survivor

  • Alliance of Hope: Alliance of Hope is a community dedicated to the journey that takes place after a loss to suicide, including the path of grief, emotional challenges, and need to honor and remember. Alliance of Hope can be visited at https://allianceofhope.org/ and provides a community forum, support groups, and more.
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  • AFSP I’ve Lost Someone: American Foundation of Suicide Prevention’s I’ve Lost Someone is available at https://afsp.org/ive-lost-someone and provides resources for those who have lost a loved one to suicide and is seeking support. This includes information on International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day as well as a list of support groups available to provide help.
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  • American Association of Suicidology Suicide Loss Survivors: This section of the AAS website includes suggestions for survivors as well as a pocket-sized, downloadable handbook for survivors, written by fellow survivor Jeffrey Jackson. https://suicidology.org/resources/suicide-loss-survivors/
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  • Friends for Survival: Friends for Survival offers a toll free suicide loss helpline at (800) 646-7322 and additional resources for those who are grieving after a suicide death, including clinicians and professionals. https://friendsforsurvival.org/

 

I’m Looking for Hope During a Dark Time

*These videos may contain language or imagery that might be triggering for some people, however they all have a common and powerful message: to encourage you to continue fighting through your difficult times, seek out help, and hold onto hope.