I'm having suicidal thoughts and need help.

Please know that you are not alone. You matter. Help is available now. 

There are many free resources you can connect with to talk about your feelings and/or share and learn from others, including crisis hotlines, emotional support Warmlines, discussion groups, social media platforms, etc. Effective treatments like therapy and medication treatments are also available; there is every reason to believe in the power of recovery and a future that includes a full and content life.

If You are in Crisis 

If you are in danger of hurting yourself and are not able to stay safe, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800)-273-8255 for help 24/7. You will be connected to a trained crisis worker to talk with you about your feelings and work with you to develop a plan for staying safe. They can also provide information on local resources, including treatment. 

  • Lifeline Options for Deaf + Hard of Hearing for TTY Users: 
    • Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then (800)-273-8255
  • Lifeline for Veterans:
    • Call (800)-273-8255 or text 838255
  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio:
    • (888)-628-9454
  • LGBTQ Youth & Young Adults: 
    • The Trevor Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth & young adults ages 13–24 and can be reached at (866)-488-7386 or text “START” to 678-678 

If texting is more comfortable for you, NAMI maintains a partnership with Crisis Text Line, available 24/7 in the United States. You can reach the Crisis Text Line by texting NAMI to 741741 and a trained crisis worker will respond within minutes. The Crisis Text Line is a free, confidential service that is available 24/7 in the United States.

Another option is to seek help at the nearest emergency room. 

Other resources serving the US and other nations include: 

  • International Suicide Hotline Directory

  • Open Counseling International Suicide Hotlines provides a list of International Suicide Hotlines 

  • Befrienders Worldwide is resource for suicide support and provides an open space for those who are in distress to talk and be heard. Befrienders Worldwide strives to improve access to information about suicide and emotional support services worldwide. Based in England and Wales. 

  • Live for Tomorrow connects people to free mental health and crisis help on a global level. They provide a “Find a Helpline” feature listed by country which can be refined using location. Also offers in-app crisis support and workshops. Based in New Zealand.

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