National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Calls are routed to the nearest crisis center in a national network, where callers receive crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
Crisis Text Line – Text HEAL to 741741
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. This free support is confidential, available every day, 24/7, and services all veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve, and their family members and friends.
Additional Online Resources
- American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide. AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers.
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
- The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI)
JFI is dedicated to the prevention of the “silent epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators, youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.
- Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation is the nation’s leading organization working to promote emotional health and suicide prevention among college students.
- National Council for Suicide Prevention (NCSP)
NCSP is a coalition of eight national organizations working to prevent suicide. NCSP’s mission is to advance suicide prevention through leadership, advocacy, and a collective voice.
- Preventing Suicide: A Resource for Media Professionals—Update 2017
This resource is a product of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). It is addressed to media professionals who play a role in suicide prevention.
- Reporting on Suicide: Recommendations for the Media
This website presents recommendations, based on more than 50 international studies on suicide contagion, to help guide media in educating readers and viewers about steps that can be taken to prevent suicide.
- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
The mission of SAVE is to educate the public about suicide prevention, eliminate stigma, and to support those touched by suicide.
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
SPRC is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention by offering the best of science, skills, and practice.
- Training Institute for Suicide Assessment and Clinical Interviewing (TISA)
This website is designed specifically for mental health professionals, substance-abuse counselors, school counselors, primary-care physicians, and psychiatric nurses who are looking for information on the development of skills in suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and advanced clinical interviewing.
- The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
- World Health Organization Report on Preventing Suicide
Preventing suicide: A global imperative aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda, and to encourage and support countries to develop or strengthen comprehensive suicide prevention strategies in a multisector public health approach.
- Suicide Rising Across the US: CDC Vital Signs Report
This Vital Signs web page includes an MMWR Early Release on state suicide trends and circumstances contributing to suicide, a graphic factsheet and website, a media release, and social media tools featuring the topic of suicide.
- Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event
CDC’s Web page on mental health during and after a disaster includes information on coping with the stress that results from natural and manmade traumatic events.
- Suicide and Violence Prevention among Gay and Bisexual Men
This CDC Web page provides suicide prevention resources and information for gay, bisexual, and other men who might encounter homophobia, harassment, and violent acts.
- Mental Health
This page provides information on all of CDC’s work related to mental health.
- Suicide in Rural America
CDC’s web page on suicide in rural areas provides reports, a policy brief, a press release, and suicide prevention resources.
Other Federal Resources
- U.S. Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Office
The U.S. Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Office oversees the suicide prevention work across all branches of the military.
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Suicide Prevention
The VA provides health and mental health services to U. S. veterans. This page provides information about mental health conditions, including suicide prevention, and what veterans can do to get help.
- Indian Health Service Suicide Prevention Program
This national initiative to prevent suicide is based on fostering collaborations across tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, and the entire Indian Health System.
- National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is the public-private partnership advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention[4.93 MB, 184 Pages, Print Only].
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
NCTSN works to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.
- National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
NREPP is a searchable online database of mental health and substance abuse interventions, including suicide prevention.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Suicide Prevention Program (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses. .
This is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s campaign for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, spreading the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide.