Emergency Resources to Know:
If you’re thinking of ending your life, find someone to talk to before you take action. No matter where you live, there’s a crisis helpline available to you.
•The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) is a nationwide hotline you can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On the other end you’ll find trained staff who can listen and direct you to help in your area. If you’re not ready to talk on the phone, you can turn to the Lifeline’s online chat function instead. You’ll still get the assistance of a real person, but you may find it less intimidating than talking on the phone. You can find this on their website above if you scroll down to the bottom left of the home page.
•The National Hopeline Network (1-800-442-4673) is a non-profit suicide helpline that offers 24/7 support through volunteers trained in crisis intervention. Hopeline also offers an online chat through their partner site, IMAlive.
•LGBT youth struggling with suicidal thoughts can reach out to The Trevor Project (1-866-488-7386) for a safe, accepting person to talk to. You can also reach counselors through TrevorChat, an online instant messaging platform, or via text message by texting “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200.
•Available in the U.S. (1-877-565-8860) and Canada (1-877-330-6366), the Trans Lifeline provides crisis intervention for transgender people, by transgender people.
•The Crisis Text Line offers suicide prevention support via text message. Persons in crisis can text trained crisis counselors at 741741 for help getting through rough moments at any hour, day or night.
•The California Peer-Led Warm Line offers free non-emergency emotional support and referrals to anyone in the state via telephone or instant messaging: 1-855-845-7415