Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. Text HOME to 686868 from Canada, anytime, about any type of crisis.
We can all help prevent suicide. 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.
Asking for help can be hard. That’s why we offer a safe place to talk, chat or text - any time, in your own way. If you are thinking about suicide, you don’t have to face it alone. Reach out today.
116 123 (UK & Ireland)
Whatever you're going through, call us free any time, from any phone on 116 123.
We're here round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it's best to call us on the phone. This number is FREE to call. You don't have to be suicidal to call us.
Death by suicide is a complicated, misunderstood act of hopelessness usually attributed to mental illness, addiction, or trauma. And the need to figure out "why" someone feels that suicide is their only option can be torturous for the survivors.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which helps patients communicate and handle their emotions, can be effective at reducing suicidal thoughts and attempts.
The Crisis Text Line uses machine learning to figure out who’s at risk and when to intervene.
After decades of research, effective prevention strategies are lacking. It remains difficult, perhaps impossible, to predict who will commit suicide, and the phenomenon is extremely difficult for researchers to study.
Suicide isn’t just someone else’s problem, it’s everyone’s problem.
When it comes to talking about mental health care, particularly after a public figure’s suicide, it’s understandable that the impulse is to share the most immediate and available resource. That’s probably the right thing to do.
There’s help all over the world if you know where to find it.
Many of the problems that lead people to kill themselves cannot be fixed with a little extra serotonin.
The death rate is climbing for those between 45 and 64, new CDC data show.
While an entire textbook can be written about suicide, I’d like to share five common misconceptions.
Suicide rates have risen in almost every state in the US in the past two decades.
While I was on the Sheriff's Department I saw and investigated a lot of suicides. Every one of them was a tragedy. Each person I saw had the potential to give something to this world. Each person I saw had made a decision that could not be changed; it was final.
Helping people live to their fullest potential.
Violence is a serious public health problem in the United States. From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life. In 2010, over 16,250 people were victims of homicide and over 38,360 took their own life..
New government research shows that female military veterans commit suicide at nearly six times the rate of other women, a startling finding that experts say poses disturbing questions about the backgrounds and experiences of women who serve in the armed forces..
New research suggests it doesn’t help—and it may hurt—to rely on a formula to predict the risk of a suicide.
Despite the widespread use of antidepressants, the worldwide rate of suicide has not changed, which reinforces the importance of recognizing who's at risk. You may save a life!
Technology has pushed a vulnerable, largely immigrant, population into an economically precarious situation—even as its prospects of upward mobility dwindle.
No one should ever feel alone. We have to unite as allies to fight this darkness together. We can change the narrative by creating a culture of compassion. We don’t have to understand the specifics of someone’s journey to show empathy and love.
We spoke to five suicide attempt survivors about the awesome lives they went on to live.
Suicide was the second-leading cause of death among 10- to 24-year-olds in 2016, up from third place in earlier years, according to the CDC.
According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate has increased in almost every state in the nation — and by more than 30 percent in 25 states — in the past two decades.
Reaching out for help is really hard when life is tough...we understand... no matter what you’re going through, suicide is never the answer. Getting help and support is the answer.
Help Hotlines for Kids, Teens & Women... Suicide, Child Abuse, Domestic Abuse, LGBT, Runaways, Bullying & More.
We work worldwide to provide emotional support, and reduce suicide. We listen to people who are in distress. We don't judge them or tell them what to do - we listen.
IMALIVE is a service of the Kristin Brooks Hope Center (KBHC), a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our focus is suicide intervention, prevention, awareness and education. We provide help and hope through online crisis chat, college campus and high school events and other educational programs.
Pain isn't always obvious, but most suicidal people show some signs that they are thinking about suicide. If you see even one warning sign, step in or speak up. Take the time to learn what to do now, so you're ready to be there for a friend or loved one when it matters most.
The intention of Live Through This is to show that everyone is susceptible to depression and suicidal thoughts by sharing portraits and stories of real attempt survivors—people who look just like you. These feelings could affect your mom, your partner, or your brother, and the fear of talking about it can be a killer.
We exist to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.
POS is an international Internet community and e-mail support group for bereaved mothers and fathers whose sons or daughters took their own lives. Our mission is to offer understanding, support, information, connections and hope.
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
To prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.
A site for suicidal individuals and their loved ones, survivors, mental health professionals, & the merely curious.
Stop A Suicide Today! can teach you how to recognize the warning signs of suicide in family, friends, co-workers, and patients, and how to respond as you would do with any medical emergency.
The Life and death feelings and decisions of depressed and suicidal teens.
To create and deliver innovative approaches that educate, inform and inspire people to cultivate good mental health and reduce stigma leading to less death by suicide
You can find a range of information from suicide prevention and mental health news to strategic tools for developing suicide prevention programs. The site includes individual state suicide prevention pages, news and events, an online library, training, and links to other web sites.
If you are feeling suicidal now, please stop long enough to read this. It will only take about five minutes. I do not want to talk you out of your bad feelings. I am not a therapist or other mental health professional - only someone who knows what it is like to be in pain.
A Matter of Life and Death...When you need it, this website will be here to take you by the hand, to understand how you feel, to comfort your suffering, hold on to your life, support you through crisis, and pull you through treatment.
Prevention, Awareness, and Support...Over 90 percent of people who die by suicide have a mental illness at the time of their death. And the most common mental illness is depression. Untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide.
When someone is in emotional distress, being a good listener can make a huge difference to the person in crisis. You may need to listen and respond in a way which is different to how you would usually interact with that person.
The grief that survivors of suicide experience is unique. The questions often left behind are at times unbearable. It is my hope that this site will offer information that will help answer some of those questions, as well as provide a safe place for survivors and friends of survivors to share their struggle and pain.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, 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.
Teen Suicide Prevention...Yellow Ribbon is a community-based program using a universal public health approach. This program empowers and educates professionals, adults and youth.
Suicide Prevention is Everyone's Business...Many people at some time in their lives think about completing suicide. Most decide to live because they eventually come to realize that the crisis is temporary and death is permanent. On other hand, people having a crisis sometimes perceive their dilemma as inescapable and feel an utter loss of control.
AFSP is the leading not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those impacted by suicide.
We are the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. We are Canadians who want to reduce suicide and its impact in Canada. We want to end the silence. We want to ease the suffering, to heal our communities and our neighbours, as we have healed ourselves. We are survivors of loss. Among us, we have lost children, parents, family member, neighbours, friends, patients. We want to end the silence and prevent others from experiencing such loss.
Fast stats for suicide and self-inflicted injury for the U.S.
We educate people with the information, knowledge and skills necessary to respond to people at risk of suicide.
We teach prevention because prevention is the only solution to suicide.
Crisis Services Canada (CSC) is a collaboration of distress and crisis centres from across Canada, offering Canada’s first nationally available, regionally delivered suicide prevention service.
Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) is now available 24/7, via toll-free phone, text or chat to anyone thinking about or affected by suicide.
The Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) provides advocacy, program oversight, and policy for Department of Defense suicide prevention, intervention and postvention efforts to reduce suicidal behaviors in Service members, civilians and their families.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Somewhere in Australia there is a new call to Lifeline every minute. People call Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis line 13 11 14.
Welcome to Lost All Hope - one of the most comprehensive suicide resources on the web.
You may be reading this looking for information on methods to commit suicide. They are here. Maybe you'd like to know statistical information about suicide - you're in the right place. Perhaps you are feeling really low; part of you wants to end it, and part of you just wants to be happy. You'll find information and links that might help you.
Suicide Prevention and Societal Measures...The best, most wide-reaching suicide prevention techniques exert their effects by helping to make our country, communities, organizations and families as physically and mentally healthy as possible.
Founded in 1963 with the initial focus of providing telephone intervention to people experiencing suicidal crisis. Over the years, the focus of the agency has gradually shifted from strictly suicide prevention to more general counseling services.
Delivering national leadership for the meaningful reduction of suicide in Australia.
Most teens interviewed after making a suicide attempt say that they did it because they were trying to escape from a situation that seemed impossible to deal with or to get relief from really bad thoughts or feelings.
Every year, almost one million people die from suicide; a "global" mortality rate of 16 per 100,000, or one death every 40 seconds.
In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. Suicide is among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 years in some countries, and the second leading cause of death in the 10-24 years age group; these figures do not include suicide attempts which are up to 20 times more frequent than completed suicide.