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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of over 160 local crisis centers, allowing the Lifeline to provide local resources with innovative best practices and quality care across the United States.

Lifeline Network Crisis Centers

Calls to 1-800-273-TALK are routed to the nearest crisis center. Counselors at these centers can then provide appropriate local resources if needed. The Lifeline accepts applications for new centers to join the network on a rolling basis.



We value our crisis centers and provide many useful administrative benefits to members, including:

  • Annual stipend
  • Weekly and monthly call volume reports
  • Multi-tiered back-up system
  • Information sharing via blog and conference calls
  • Language services
  • Real Time Caller ID
  • National promotions
  • Credibility
  • ASIST training
  • Webinars
  • Unique funding and grant opportunities
  • Promotional materials
  • Evidence-based and nationally recognized best practices
  • Chat software
  • Call management and software discounts
Join The Lifeline

Join The Lifeline

Crisis centers seeking to join the Lifeline network must be certified, accredited, or licensed by an external body. They must have written policies or guidelines addressing referral, training and suicide risk assessment and be willing to participate in Lifeline evaluation activities.

Network Resource Center

Network Resource Center

Lifeline network members access professional resources and best practices on the Network Resource Center.



To learn more about joining the Lifeline Network or to request call routing information, please contact Carole Ludwig at [email protected]

Crisis Center Locations

Find your local crisis center in the Lifeline national network.

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