Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is the federally funded suicide prevention hotline dedicated to providing immediate assistance to those in suicidal crisis. Its toll-free number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), connects individuals to crisis centers across the country. Each crisis center (currently more than 100) is staffed by trained staff members who have the essential resources to assist individuals in a suicidal crisis. Since 2007, the Lifeline has been providing special suicide prevention service for U.S. military veterans through an agreement with the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) and U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). When dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), veterans, active military, and their families are prompted, during the automated greeting, to press "1" to be connected to a veterans suicide prevention hotline specialist located in the VA call center in New York. -

SAMHSA's National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

TTY: 1-800-487-4889


Also known as, the Treatment Referral Routing Service, this Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education, and advocacy. Website contains facts, research, support group listings, links and information about suicide.

 Jason Foundation: A Friend Asks (Android, iOS)

A Friend Asks (Android, iOS) is a free app by the suicide prevention group Jason Foundation. It aims to teach its users how to recognize the signs that someone close to them may be thinking about suicide, and how to reach out to them proactively. The app provides users with a list of common warning signs of suicide ideation, do's and don'ts for such a sensitive situation and easy access to resources such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Crisis Chat

Crisis Chat Lifeline Crisis Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in partnership with CONTACT USA. It is the first service of its kind where crisis centers across the United States have joined together to form one national chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. The chat specialists are here to listen and support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing. Lifeline Crisis Chat is available in the United States and its territories.

MY3 (Android, iOS)

While "A Friend Asks" focuses on training users to recognize the signs of suicide ideation in others, MY3 (Android, iOS) is targeted squarely at those who are depressed or suicidal themselves. MY3 aims to keep you connected to your core network, asking you to choose three close contacts, such as friends, family, loved ones or your therapist, that you feel comfortable reaching out to whenever you feel down. In addition, MY3 helps you build your own Safety Plan, asking you to think through and list your own warning signs, coping strategies and support network, so that you can easily act when you recognize your warning signs. In addition, the app includes a wealth of suicide prevention resources and contact information for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

ASK & Prevent Suicide (Android, iOS)

A project by Mental Health America of Texas, ASK & Prevent Suicide (Android, iOS) lists down warning signs that a person might be thinking of suicide, as well as practical advice on how to intervene using the ASK (Ask, Seek help/Stay safe, and Know how and where to refer) methodology. In addition, the app includes helpful links to more info, a quick dial function for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a variety of Texas-based hotlines and sections for Veteran's and LGBTQ resources.

4. Suicide Crisis Support (Android)

Suicide Crisis Support is an Android app by the QPR Institute that serves as an electronic version of its booklet “The Tender Leaves of Hope, Helping Someone Survive a Suicide Crisis." Intended for relatives and friends of those judged to be at risk of suicidal behavior, the eBook is designed to help understand a suicidal person's frame of mind, what might drive them to suicide and how to help. In addition, the app comes with a dialer to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and a link to the QPR Institute, which offers suicide prevention training.

HELP Prevent Suicide (Android, iOS)

HELP Prevent Suicide (Android, iOS) keeps its approach short and simple, with a home screen that puts the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline contact number front and center, while also providing concise warning signs of suicide ideation and guidelines for how to help and ask a friend about potentially suicidal thoughts. Additional resources include a page of helpline numbers, online resources, and addresses and contact numbers for Oklahoma-based crisis centers.

Stay Alive (Android, iOS)

Stay Alive is an Android and iOS app by the UK-based charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention, and is geared for people who may think of committing suicide, as well as friends and family who may want to help. The app comes loaded with resources, including a customizable "My Safety Plan" of actions, places and people that can help calm you down when you're feeling suicidal, a Lifebox that you can fill with your personal inspirational photos and access to breathing exercises and grounding techniques. Concerned friends can read up on warning signs of suicidal behavior, practical steps to help, myths about suicide and what not to say when trying to comfort or approach a suicidal person. The only slight downside is that its hotlines and links are mostly UK-based, but the app's content is quite solid.

Operation Reach Out (iOS)

Operation Reach Out is an iOS suicide prevention app aimed at veterans and military families. The app is intended to provide support for people having suicidal thoughts as well as friends, family or service members concerned that someone they know might be considering suicide. The app comes with numerous video vignettes offering suicide counseling, dos and dont's when reaching out to a potentially suicidal loved one and a help center with suicide hotlines and other resources.

Suicide Awareness Video

Suicide Awareness Video--being aware is half of the battle, it may help stop someone from doing such a horrible thing. Learn as much as you can for the time when you may need to help someone as much as you can. - 31-Jan-2007 -–

Suicide Prevention Help Top Rated

This suicide prevention website offers a Friendship Letter for those who are despairing and thinking about suicide, and also for people who are concerned that a loved one may be suicidal. -

Suicide Resources on the Internet

Dr. Grohol's own listing of resources available online to those who are suicidal. - Suicide Hotlines

A directory of suicide telephone hotlines by state and region (United States). -

Created by Tom Golden, LCSW, this website is devoted to helping people understand and deal with profound grief. provides free resources for those experiencing loss, including articles and forums, as well as paid services and tools provided by Mr. Golden through his workshops and private practice.

Attempt Survivors

The American Association of Suicidology's blog for (and by) people who have attempted suicide or had suicidal thinking. These are real names, personal stories, and voices for change. -


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