I'm having suicidal thoughts and need help.

We want to make sure that you get the help you need.

Please know that you are not alone. There are many (free) resources (discussion groups, social media platforms, crisis hotlines, emotional support warmlines, etc.) where you can reach out to either talk with someone confidentially about your feelings and/or share and learn from others.  And with psychotherapeutic and psychiatric treatments available, there is no reason for you to continue to suffer and be prevented from successful recovery to live a full and content life.

If This is a Crisis Situation

If ever you are concerned that you may be in danger of hurting yourself and are not able to stay safe, please do not hesitate to go the nearest emergency room or call 911 for help.  

You can also contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that has trained crisis workers available 24/7 who will 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. You can talk with a crisis worker on the Lifeline by calling (800) 273-8255

If communicating via text is a more comfortable approach, 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.

Other resources 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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