If you need help right away, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) NOW!
When you need help:
- There are so many things that can make you feel stuck or disconnected. Relationship or family problems. Abuse or violence. Loneliness. Illness. Sexual orientation or gender identity issues. These feelings may creep up over time or they may appear without warning. No matter what you’re struggling with or how it’s emerged, there are real ways to plug back in. You can get help and support 24/7/365 wherever and however you need it.
- Phone: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with trained counselors near you. If you have a speech or hearing impairment and have TTY equipment, you can reach the Lifeline by calling 1-800-799-4TTY(4889).
- Chat: Chat from 5 p.m.–1 a.m. EST (Monday through Friday) at http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx.
- Web: Log on to http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/ for information.
- In Person: click here to find a mental health provider in your area.
When a Friend needs help:
Supporting a friend who is at a low point can be really stressful. You may not know what to say or do to show that person that he or she matters. You can help. You can listen. Let them express their feelings without judgment or fear. Help them find more support and help them to know that they aren’t alone. Use the resources above to get some support for yourself and for your friend. Read about what you can do to help a friend online. We understand how stressful it can be and are here to help. Because you matter, too.
You matter. Let us help you through.