USA National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
UPDATE: July 2022: 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.
When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.
Addie and Danny, two high school students who are getting ready to graduate found this website useful for warning signs and suicide prevention:
Mental health and suicide resources:
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
The suicidal mind; I have found this to be one of the best descriptions of what one who contemplates suicide is going through
Jessica and Becky met through Catholic Charities’ Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide support group in Chicago after losing their fathers to suicide within five months of each other. Both had the desire to elevate the discussion about suicide in an attempt to give a voice to those seeking support and encouragement.
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Created by survivors for survivors. As a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit, provides online healing support and other services for people who are coping with devastating loss to suicide.
Substance Abuse and Suicide: A Guide to Understanding the Connection and Reducing Risk