Are you in crisis?

Call 1-800-273-TALK

There has been a crime or someone is at immediate risk of harm.

CALL 911

Someone is feeling hopeless, helpless, thinking of suicide.

Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Exit Disclaimer online or at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

The toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in our national network. These centers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and mental health referrals.

Someone is acting differently than normal, such as always seeming sad or anxious, struggling to complete tasks, or not being able care for themselves.

Find a local counselor or other mental health services

A child is being bullied at school

You should contact:

  1. Teacher
  2. School counselor
  3. School principal
  4. School superintendent
  5. State Department of Education

  6. The school is not adequately addressing harassment based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or religion.

    You should contact:

    1. School superintendent
    2. State Department of Education
    3. U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
    4. U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

What can you do?

While bullying doesnít cause suicide, a stressful environment and persistent, emotional victimization can increase a personís risk of suicide. Together, we can create awareness about the dangers of bullying and give emotional support to those who may be contemplating suicide. If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Who should call??
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Information on suicide
  • Information on mental health/illness
  • Substance abuse/addiction
  • To help a friend or loved one
  • Relationship problems
  • Abuse/violence
  • Economic problems
  • Sexual orientation issues
  • Physical illness
  • Loneliness
  • Family problems
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