The recent deaths of renowned high profile figures have illuminated the importance of recognizing the warning signs when someone might need help.
If you or someone you know might be at risk of suicide, here are ways to help:
- Call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It provides free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people in suicidal crisis or distress.
- You can also call 1-800-273-8255 to talk to someone about how you can help a person in crisis.
- Call 1-866-488-7386 for the TrevorLifeline, a suicide prevention counseling service for the LGBTQ community.
- Text HOME to 741741 to have a confidential text conversation with a trained crisis counselor from Crisis Text Line. Counselors are available 24/7. You can learn more about how their texting service works here.
- For online chat, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides a confidential chat window, with counselors available 24/7. Boys Town also provides counselors for youth-specific online chat at this link. It is available every Monday through Friday between 6 p.m. and midnight in the Central time zone.
- For crisis support in Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454.