If You're Feeling Suicidal

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Free and confidential U.S. hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
800-273-TALK (8255)  

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is open 24 hours a day, every day. Services are also available for veterans, and for Spanish speakers.

The Trevor Project

A hotline for LGBT youth

Trans Lifeline
U.S.:  877-565-8860
Canada: 877-330-6366


This is a hotline for transgender people. The volunteers and staff are themselves transgender.

International Hotlines

You can find a list of international suicide hotlines here. It is compiled by the group suicide.org.

Here’s another list, maintained by the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

Crisis Text Line – 741741

According to Crisis Text Line’s website, if you text 741741, you can receive a text from a trained crisis counselor within minutes.

This information is from the group’s website:

  1. You text 741741 when in crisis. Anywhere, anytime.

  2. A live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly.

  3. The crisis counselor helps the teen move from a hot moment to a cool calm to stay safe and healthy using effective active listening and suggested referrals – all through text message using CTL’s secure platform.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also has chat available, 24 hours a day. To use the service, go to chat.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx.

Online Suicide Help Wiki

This site contains lists with dozens of sites, in  which a suicidal individual can discuss their problems via instant messaging, chat rooms, email, text and online support groups. This wiki is ideal for someone who does not want to talk on the phone but is seeking help. 

Trevor Project Lifeline Chat

The Trevor Project, which reaches out to LGBT youth, provides instant-messaging chat on Mondays and Fridays, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern standard time.

Coping with Suicidal Thoughts

This online handbook provides information and food for thought for suicidal individuals, offering ideas on what to do when suicidal, how to make sense of suicidal thoughts, ways to decrease such thoughts and how to avert suicidal episodes. (Sponsored by Canada's Simon Fraser University.)

Stories of Hope and Recovery

This site, a project of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, contains personal accounts of people who have seriously considered or attempted suicide. The people come from all walks of life – gay and straight, military and civilian, teen and adult. 

Talking about Suicide

This website contains a wealth of information for people who think about dying by suicide, who have made an attempt or who have considered suicide in the past. The Resources page provides a list of crisis hotlines as well as various creative projects intended to provide education about suicide. 


Danielle Spires