2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across the US and in many parts of Canada find the local resources they need. Dial 211 on your phone or check out their website to be routed to a center in your local area.
Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis. Text “HOME” to 741741 in the United States for support.
Know the Signs is a suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs, Find the words and Reach out. Utilize this site to learn more about how to spot suicide and support struggling individuals.
MY3 is a safety planning app for individuals who are thinking about suicide to stay connected with support. It is available in the Apple App Store free of charge.
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. You can call them at 800-273-8255 or enter the chat portal here.
Teen Line is a confidential hotline for teenagers which operates every evening from 6:00pm to 10:00pm PST. You can call Teen Line at 800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336), text “TEEN” to 839863 or email them here.
The Trevor Project is a 24/7 crisis support for young people. You can call the Lifeline at 866-488-7386, text “START” to 678678 or chat with a counselor here. TrevorChat is open from 12-7pm daily, while TrevorText is available from 12-7pm on Mondays to Fridays. More LGBTQ resources can be found on their website as well.
If you are located outside of the US, please refer to this directory for support in your community. The site also contains other materials on the topic of suicide.
The Virtual Hope Box is a smartphone application designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. You can download it at the Apple App Store.
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