If you, a family member or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, or needs crisis assistance, resources are available:
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the confidential Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. For other crisis lines, hotlines, warmlines, and crisis center hospital locations visit our Get Help Now page.
The behaviors listed may be signs that someone is thinking about suicide. If these warning signs apply to you or someone you know, get help as soon as possible, particularly if the behavior is new or has increased recently.
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Learn the 5 steps on how to help someone who is in a mental health crisis situation.
How to manage a mental health crisis
This document is a comprehensive resource guide on what to expect in mental health emergencies, and a guide for those experiencing a mental health emergency.
If you, or someone you care about is struggling with mental health concerns and needs to find support, Please Live can help to answer questions you have. Please Live is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and awareness of youth and young adult mental health concerns, focusing mainly on depression, anxiety, and suicide prevention. By promoting education and awareness, Please Live hopes to eradicate the stigmas associated with mental health and empower students to seek help. We hope to increase the rate at which students are receiving help and decrease the rate of teen suicides in our community.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AFSP funds scientific research, offers educational programs for professionals, educate the public about mood disorders and suicide prevention, promote policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention, provide programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk, and involves them in the work of the Foundation
National Suicide Prevention Talk Line: 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
Philadelphia Suicide Line: 215.686.4420
If you have lost someone to suicide, resources are available:
The Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group is a group to help loss survivors cope, connect, and work toward healing. Trained group facilitators are suicide loss survivors who know firsthand how difficult it can be to find your way after losing someone to suicide. The group is open to anyone 18 years or older who is grieving a loss due to suicide. The group is free and confidential.