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I'm having thoughts of suicide

Reaching out is the first step to safety

If you are having thoughts of suicide, a mental health professional can help. If you are currently in a state of distress, click on the direct service links below to be taken to dedicated crisis services.

Crisis services

    988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Find more information about the Lifeline at Press the button below to call directly or dial 988.

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    Veterans Crisis Line

    Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. Find more information about the Veterans Crisis Line at Press the button below to call directly or dial 800-273-8255 and press 1.

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    Crisis Text Line

    Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

    Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. Find more information about the Crisis Text Line at Press the button below to text directly or text TALK to 741741 to text with a trained crisis counselor for free, 24/7.

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Additional resources

    Suicide prevention resources

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    Find resources for suicide prevention for your or someone you know.

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    LGBTQ crisis and support resources

    LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention Resources

    LGBTQ crisis hotlines and support resources.

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    Mental health resources for underrepresented communities

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    Find resources for suicide prevention focused on supporting individuals in diverse and minority communities.

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    Find a mental health professional

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    Who is a mental health professional, and how can they help? Find mental health providers in your area.

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    Risk factors and warning signs

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    While there is no single cause for suicide, there are risk factors and warning signs which may increase likelihood of an attempt. Learn what to look out for to keep your child or children safe.

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    Reaching Out for Help: A #RealConvo Guide from AFSP

    Hey, I was wondering if we could talk?

    Straightforward guidance for having a conversation that can make all the difference.

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