National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

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Lifeline By the Numbers

Check out our new, interactive web page showing the impact of the Lifeline and its network of crisis centers. Get national call volume, find actions to take, and learn more through our By the Numbers page.
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We all can take action to prevent sucide

Physical distancing during COVID-19 doesn’t have to mean feeling alone. Click here to find out how to tailor each step of #BeThe1To if you cannot be there in person for someone else.

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Are you or someone you know in crisis?

You are not alone, and help is available. If you are located in the U.S., visit The Lifeline. If you are located outside of the U.S., visit Find a Helpline.
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How and why the 5 Steps can help

The five action steps for communicating with someone who may be suicidal are supported by evidence in the field of suicide prevention.

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Ask, Be There, Keep them Safe, Help them Connect, Follow up

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, many places have instituted distancing recommendations in order to control its spread. These recommendations encourage people to stay at home and avoid unnecessary excursions and crowds.
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College Suicide Prevention Guide

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

All calls are confidential, and anyone can use this service.

This service was formerly known as The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
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