National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

How much do you know about the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline? Have you ever thought about contacting them or browsing their resources? Here is some of the key information that you will find on their website. I encourage you to visit their site if you need support for yourself or for someone else.


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Phone Number and Website

800-273-8255

Website (click here)


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Directory:

English; Spanish; deaf/hard of hearing; veterans; disaster distress


What happens when I call the Lifeline?

▪︎ First, you’ll hear a message telling you that you called the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

▪︎ They’ll play a little hold music while they connect you.

▪︎ A skilled, trained crisis worker who works at the Lifeline network crisis center closest to you will answer the phone.

▪︎ This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful.

Your call is confidential and free.


Should I Call the Lifeline?

No matter what problems you’re dealing with, whether or not you’re thinking about suicide, if you need someone to lean on for emotional support, call the Lifeline.

People call to talk about lots of things: substance abuse, economic worries, relationships, sexual identity, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and loneliness, to name a few.


Stories of hope and recovery

You’ll find stories with a variety of backgrounds.

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Gender identity
  • Military sexual trauma
  • PTSD
  • Recent suicide attempt
  • Self-harm
  • Serious mental illness
  • Sexuality
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Suicide loss survivor
  • TBI

Stories (click here)


Learn how you can get involved

Participate: volunteer, have a conversation, build safer digital communities, donate, download logos and ribbons, and order Life-line branded brochures and materials.

Crisis Centers: learn about what crisis centers are and how they could use your help.

Join the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr to promote suicide awareness and show your support!

Promote National Suicide Prevention month (September).


Professional Initiatives

  • #BeThe1To
  • Follow Up Matters
  • You Matter
  • Zero Suicide
  • Lifeline for attempt survivors
  • Strength After

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