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Lifeline By the Numbers

Check out our new, interactive web page showing the impact of the Lifeline and its network of crisis centers. Get national call volume, find actions to take, and learn more through our By the Numbers page.

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

About The Lifeline

Anyone could be struggling with suicide. Find more specific resources below.

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What Happens When You Call The Lifeline?

First, you’ll hear an automated message featuring additional options while your call is routed to your local Lifeline network crisis center.

We’ll play you a little music while we connect you to a skilled, trained crisis worker.

A trained crisis worker at your local center will answer the phone.

This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and get you the help you need.

Lifeline Center calls are free and confidential, and we’re available 24/7.

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