National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Posted on 08/21/2019
National Suicide Prevention LifelineThe National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a leader in suicide prevention and mental health crisis care. It 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. HELP a loved one, a friend, or yourself.

  • Suicide Threats, Cutting or other Self-harm
  • Individuals who Display Mood Disorders like Depression, Bipolar Disorder or Borderline Disorder
  • Persons who Display Disorders such as Alcoholism or Substance Abuse
  • Individuals who display a sense of Hopelessness, a feeling of Isolation, and Impulsive or Aggressive Tendencies

  • Call the tipline: 1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-273-TALK (Toll-free nationwide-24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • Use the website: (Access Lifeline Chat (Web Chat feature))
  • UPDATE (7/16): Today, the Federal Communications Commission adopted rules to establish 988 as the new, nationwide, 3-digit phone number for Americans in crisis to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors. The rules require all phone service providers to direct all 988 calls to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by July 16, 2022. During the transition to 988, Americans who need help should continue to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) and through online chats. Veterans and Service members may reach the Veterans Crisis Line by pressing 1 after dialing, chatting online at, or texting 838255.


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