Crisis / Mental Health Resources

Suicide Hotline Phone Numbers

If you feel suicidal or you’re in a crisis situation and need immediate assistance, people at these suicide hotlines in the U.S. are there to help.

  • 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE) National Hopeline Network
  • 1-866-488-7386 (1-866-4.U.TREVOR aimed at gay and questioning youth)

 

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Links courtesy of https://www.healthyplace.com/

Suicide Support:

Information on Suicide Hotlines and Suicide Chat

Helping Someone Who is Suicidal

Substance Abuse and Suicide

 

 

 

How to overcome suicidal thinking/help a suicidal crisis to pass:

Get out for a while:
• Go for a walk, jog or bike ride
• Go to the movies
• Visit somewhere new, like a coffee shop or museum or park you’ve never been
Relax:
• Look at the clouds
• Read a book, magazine or blog post
• Take a nap
Soothe your senses:
• Meditate or do yoga
• Take a hot shower
• Listen to your favorite songs
Be creative:
• Draw something simple
• Make a nice meal
• Write a short story

 

Warning Signs of Suicide

Someone who is thinking about suicide usually exhibits one or more signs in what they say or do. It is important to pay attention to warning signs as some may be subtle. Take any warning sign seriously. These include:

• Talking about wanting to die
• Looking for a way to kill oneself
• Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
• Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
• Talking about being a burden to others
• Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
• Acting anxious and/or agitated
• Engaging in reckless behavior
• Sleeping too little or too much
• Withdrawing or feeling isolated
• Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
• Displaying extreme mood swings

 

Most of the information above was first published by Healthy Place at: https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/suicide/suicide-suicidal-thoughts-and-behaviors-toc/.

I will continue to add new resources as I come across them and if you have a recommendation for a new resources, feel free to comment or send an email.

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