National suicide prevention hotline

Hotline # 1-(800)- 273-8255

Why call?

No matter what problem you're dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living.

Who should I call?

If you feel you are in a crisis, whether or not you are thinking about killing yourself, please call the Lifeline. People have called us for help with substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation, illness, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and even loneliness.

What happens when I call?

When you dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255), you are calling the crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. After you call, you will hear a message saying you have reached the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You will hear hold music while your call is being routed. You will be helped by a skilled, trained crisis worker who will listen to your problems and will tell you about mental health services in your area. Your call is confidential and free.


Facts about suicide

  • An American dies from suicide every 12.95 Minutes.
  • Americans attempt suicide an estimated 1 million times annually.
  • For every woman that dies from suicide, four men die by suicide, But woman are 3x more likely to commit suicide.
  • Veterans comprise 22.2% of suicide.
  • 90% of those who die from suicide had a diagnosable phyciatric disorder at the same time as there death.