If you or someone you know is currently having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).
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.
What happens when you call the Lifeline?
- First, you will hear an automated message featuring additional options while your call is routed to your local Lifeline network crisis center.
- You will then hear music while the Lifeline directs your call to the crisis center nearest you.
- A trained crisis center counselor will answer your call and help you; they will offer you referrals for mental health services if needed.
Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat.
Options For Deaf + Hard of Hearing: Chat with a Lifeline counselor 24/7, or you can contact the Lifeline via TTY by dialing1-800-799-4889.
Veterans Crisis Line: To chat with a Veterans Crisis Line responder, send a text message to 838255, or to chat with a Veterans Crisis Line responder online, click here.
Ayuda En Español. Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
Crisis Text Line: Text HOPELINE to 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
TrevorLifeline: A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service for LGBTQ young people available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386
TrevorText: Text “START” to 678678. Standard text messaging rates apply. Available Monday through Friday between 2pm–9pm CT