RESOURCES FOR

SUICIDE PREVENTION

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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.

 

1-800-273-8255

Spanish Language line: 1-888-628-9454

TTY capability: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. 

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) contains articles and fact sheets about the scope of the problem, warning signs, screening, and treatment. The SPRC is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). 

CT Suicide Advisory Board (CTSAB)

The CTSAB is a network of diverse advocates, educators and leaders concerned with addressing the problem of suicide with a focus on prevention, intervention, and health and wellness promotion. CTSAB's website contains detailed recommendations, communications templates, and more aimed at different target populations.

NowMattersNow.org

This website contains stories of people who have had suicidal thoughts and emotions and problems that felt unsolvable, as well as research-based ways for managing the most painful moments of life. In addition to highlighting skills such as Mindfulness, Mindfulness of Current Emotion, Opposite Action and Paced-Breathing, the site includes a guide for creating a personalized plan for managing intense situations.

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