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Suicide Prevention

Find The Words

Before starting a conversation with someone you are concerned about, be sure to have suicide crisis resources on hand. Ask directly, “Are you thinking of ending your life?” Don't ask in a way that indicates you want "No" for an answer like “You are not thinking of suicide are you?”
“I hear how difficult things are for you. But have you always wanted to die? Maybe there is a chance you won’t feel this way forever. I can help.“ 
Help the person access resources.

Immediate Help

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) connects you to the National Hopeline Network, providing access to trained telephone counselors, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Use the resources on this page to learn more about the warning signs of suicide, and what you can do to help promote suicide awareness and prevention.

1-800-273-TALK (8255) connects you to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you feel you are in a crisis, whether or not you are thinking about killing yourself, the Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people struggling with substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation, illness, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and even loneliness. 

Suicide Prevention Information & Resources