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If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.


The Lifeline is available for everyone, is free, and confidential. See below for additional crisis services and hotlines.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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24/7 free, confidential phone line that connects individuals in crisis with trained counselors across the United States. People do not have to be suicidal to call – reasons to call include: substance abuse, economic worries, relationships, sexual identity, illness, getting over abuse, depression mental and physical illness, and loneliness.

Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio

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Lifeline ofrece 24/7, gratuito servicios en español, no es necesario hablar ingles si usted necesita ayuda.

Options For Deaf + Hard of Hearing

Veterans Crisis Line

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Veterans in crisis and their families and friends can be connected with qualified Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and pressing 1.

Disaster Distress Helpline

Text TalkWithUs to 66746

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National, US-based crisis counseling and support phone line for people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Some who may benefit include people affected by disaster, friends and family of those affected by disaster, and disaster recovery workers.

What Happens When I Call The Lifeline?

First, you’ll hear a message telling you that you’ve reached the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

We’ll play you a little hold music while we connect you.

A skilled, trained crisis worker who works at the Lifeline network crisis center closest to you will answer the phone.

This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful.

Remember, your call is confidential and free.

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Should I Call The Lifeline?

No matter what problems you’re dealing with, whether or not you’re thinking about suicide, if you need someone to lean on for emotional support, call the Lifeline.

People call to talk about lots of things: substance abuse, economic worries, relationships, sexual identity, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and loneliness, to name a few.

Talking with someone about your thoughts and feelings can save your life.

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