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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national, 24-hour, and toll-free suicide prevention service available to all those in suicidal crisis who are seeking help. Individuals seeking help can dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Review Date: November 08, 2012

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Veterans Crisis Line

People who know a veteran best may be the first to recognize emotional distress and reach out for support. If you know a veteran who is in crisis, call 1-800-273-8255.

Review Date: November 08, 2012

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Hopeline: Get Help Now

Find telephone support, email, and online chat resources if you or a loved one is severely depressed or expresses suicidal thoughts. Specific hotlines are provided for military veterans, teens, Spanish speakers, and women suffering from postpartum depression.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

Kristin Brooks Hope Center

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Wallet Card- (PDF)

This wallet card lists the warning signs of depression and suicide that may occur after a traumatic event. It also urges those who exhibit signs to call the toll-free suicide prevention hotline number on the wallet card: 1-800-273-8255.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Suicide Warning Signs- (PDF)

Seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK for a referral if you hear or see someone you know exhibiting any of the signs listed here.

Review Date: September 19, 2012

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Boys Town National Hotline

Teens and families can call 1-800-448-3000 around the clock to speak with a trained counselor for help with depression, stress, peer pressure, suicidal thoughts, parenting problems, runaways, relationship issues, abuse, and much more. Translations and TDD line: 1-800-448-1833.

Review Date: December 09, 2012

Boys Town

How You Can Help: Understanding and Helping the Suicidal Individual- (PDF)

This document provides information on warning signs of impending suicide, and lists ways to be helpful to someone who is suicidal.Toll-free numbers to suicide prevention hotlines are listed as well.

Review Date: March 22, 2013

American Association of Suicidology

Indian Health Service’s Community Suicide Prevention Website

The purpose of the Indian Health Service’s (IHS) Community Suicide Prevention Website is to provide American Indian and Alaska Native communities with culturally appropriate information about best and promising practices regarding suicide prevention and intervention.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Learn the Warning Signs of Suicide (Video)

The number one cause of suicide is untreated depression. Learn the warning signs of suicide. If you or a friend of yours is thinking of ending the pain by ending your own life, talk to your family, friends or other special people in your life.

Review Date: November 08, 2012

Kristin Brooks Hope Center

Suicide in the U.S.: Statistics and Prevention

Suicide is a tragic and potentially preventable public health problem. This fact sheet briefly outlines gender and age differences in people who attempt suicide, some risk factors for suicide, and more.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

TeensHealth: Suicide

This fact sheet provides information for teens on what puts a teenager at risk for suicide, the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help for themselves or a friend.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

The Nemours Foundation

Thinking About Suicide?

The last thing that most people expect is that they will run out of reasons to live. But if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, you need to know that you’re not alone. For immediate help, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Review Date: November 08, 2012

American Association of Suicidology

Understanding Suicide- (PDF)

Suicide occurs when a person ends their life and is the 11th leading cause of death among Americans. This fact sheet provides a basic overview of suicide and CDC's approach to suicide prevention.

Review Date: March 13, 2013

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - NCIPC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What Is the Real Warriors Campaign? (FAQ)

This multimedia public education campaign is designed to increase awareness among service members of the availability of psychological health and traumatic brain injury resources. The campaign stresses information for families and employers on how to encourage service members to get the help they need.

Review Date: March 28, 2012

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury