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?

  1. First, you will hear an automated message featuring additional options while your call is routed to your local Lifeline network crisis center.
  2. You will then hear music while the Lifeline directs your call to the crisis center nearest you.
  3. 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


Additional Resources

Suicide Prevention Lifeline