If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, CALL 911.
Immediate danger includes:
- Someone who is in the process of attempting or has just attempted suicide
- Someone who is likely to commit suicide before they can see a mental health professional
- Someone who had overdosed (ODed) on any drug or medication, intentional or otherwise
- Someone whose behaving in such a way that you believe harm to themselves or others is imminent
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, CALL The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or CHAT online with their Lifeline Crisis Chat.
Both services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. Crisis call workers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a weeks, and on holidays. If you or someone you know needs help, they are there to provide it.
People who should use the hotline or chat are:
- Someone who is contemplating suicide or feels suicidal, even if the danger of them committing suicide is not immediate
- If the danger IS immediate, also see above.
- Someone who suspects a person in their lives is contemplating suicide or feels suicidal
If you or someone you know is not in immediate danger, needs professional help, and doesn’t know where the start, CALL the SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline at 1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727).
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, a person (not a machine!) can refer you to local services and provide you with general information on mental health and treatment.
These are the “Big Three,” so to speak. If you have additional resources you think should be added to this page, email me at email@example.com.