|If you are feeling suicidal, there
are many resources for you to turn to. In North America, in
the front of every phone book is a list of emotional crisis
lines. CALL ONE OF THEM!
List of United States National and State/Local Suicide
Hotline telephone numbers for For suicide prevention & emotional
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
24 / 7 / 365 day crisis hotlines: 703-527-4077, 1-800-SUICIDE, 1-800-273-TALK
CrisisLink provides support to
those facing life crises, trauma and suicide; and provides information,
education and links to community resources to empower people to help
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s
mission is to provide immediate assistance to individuals
in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest
available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a
toll-free telephone number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It is the only national
suicide prevention and intervention telephone resource funded by the United
States Federal Government.
Befrienders International is a gateway to 1,700 suicide
and emotional helplines worldwide and on the Internet.-
Offers 24 hour, befriending services to those in emotional
distress. They offer telephone, snail mail, and face-to-face
seem to have someone in every country to help you. Befrienders listen to
people who are lonely, despairing or considering suicide.
They don't judge them, don't tell them what to do. They
(United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland)
If you're in emotional distress or at risk of suicide,
Samaritans are there for you 24 hours a day. With Samaritans,
you get the time and the space to find a way through.
Visit: Samaritans.org for
more details. For support phone: 08457 90 90 90 (UK) 1850 60 90 90
(ROI) or email [email protected]. The
Samaritans (Hong Kong)
Provides confidential emotional support to any person,
irrespective of race, creed, age or status, who is despairing
or suicidal. The Samaritans operate a 24 hour hotline
service in English, "although amongst our volunteers
we have speakers of many other languages including Cantonese."
Kids Help Phone and Bell Line - 1-800-668-6868 English
and French, for help across Canada.
Mental Health Association
The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest and largest
nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.
With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental
health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental
disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.
Dedicated to the mission of reducing and eliminating suicide and suicide attempts
through education, advocacy, and collaboration. If you need assistance (24
hours a day), call: 630-482-9393 if you live in the Fox Valley of Illinois
(Crisis Line of the Fox Valley), 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) if you live
elsewhere (National Crisis Help Line)
Survivors of Suicide, Inc., is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, self-help support
group for those who have lost a relative or friend through suicide. The Survivors
of Suicide volunteers are dedicated to providing information and support to
assist in the grieving and healing process. Survivors of Suicide holds monthly
support group meetings in the San Diego area. Survivors of Suicide also publishes
a quarterly newsletter and supports this web site.
Ribbon Program for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
The Yellow Ribbon Program is based on the premise that suicide is not about
death, but rather about ending pain and that it's OK to ask for help. Yellow
Ribbon cards are distributed and carried as a simple, effective tool to use
to ask for help when feelings of suicide arise. The card has proven to be a
lifeline because it is a reminder to young people that they have permission
to ask for help, it helps them talk when they may not have the words and it
tells the recipient of the card how to help the suicidal person.
Violence and Suicide Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) work on injury prevention
and control began in the early 1970s. In 1983, CDC added violence related (intentional)
injuries to its list of public health priorities and has since established the
Youth Violence and Suicide Prevention Team within the National Center for Injury
Prevention and Control to study causes of interpersonal youth violence and suicide.
The mission of the Youth Violence and Suicide Prevention Team is to promote implementation
of efforts to prevent injuries resulting from assaultive and suicidal behavior
through development and dissemination of science-based knowledge, intervention,
and prevention strategies, working with public and private organizations.
The Kristin Brooks Hope Center has created a unique website that gives
a raw, personal glimpse into depression, and how it affects those around
you, and a step-by-step path to help.
The Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN USA) is a
501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preventing suicide through
public education and awareness, community action and federal,
state and local grassroots advocacy.
Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated
to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability
to prevent it. The Foundation's activities include:
research projects that help further the understanding
and treatment of depression and the prevention of suicide
Providing information and education about
depression and suicide
Promoting professional education for the
recognition and treatment of depressed
and suicidal individuals
Publicizing the magnitude of the problems
of depression and suicide and the need
for research, prevention and treatment
Supporting programs for suicide survivor
treatment, research and education
Association of Suicidology
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide.
This site is designed as a resource for anyone concerned about suicide, including
AAS members, suicide researchers, therapists, prevention specialists, survivors
of suicide, and people who are themselves in crisis.
The depression-screening.org web site is sponsored by the National Mental Health
Association (NMHA) as part of NMHA's Campaign for America's Mental Health.
The mission of this web site is to educate people about clinical depression,
offer a confidential way for people to get screened for symptoms of the illness,
and guide people toward appropriate professional help if necessary.
The Jason Foundation, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in teen suicide
awareness and prevention. They make a wide range of informative, educational
materials and programs available, at no charge, to parents, teachers, youth
workers and others who are concerned about the alarming statistics that link
our country's next generations and suicide.