If someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please use the following resources to help get them professional help:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline—Available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.
Crisis Text Line—Connect with a crisis counselor by texting “START” to 741-741. Available 24/7. If someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please use the following resources to help them get professional help.
TrevorChat—LGBTQ Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Hotline—Available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7346 or text “START” to TrevorText at 678-678.
Veterans Crisis Hotline—Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 to connect with caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. You can also send a text to 838255.
International Suicide Hotlines—Suicide.org has a comprehensive list of international suicide hotlines.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides a wealth of information about how to handle a suicidal friend or loved one. Read their blog post that outlines the ways to start a real conversation (#RealConvo) about suicide with someone in crisis.
To find out practical ways to help someone in a suicidal crisis, read my blog post that outlines five steps to help someone who is suicidal.