SUICIDE HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8355)
This is a crisis hotline that can help with many issues, not just suicide. For example, anyone who feels sad, hopeless, or suicidal; family and fiends who are concerned for a loved one; or anyone interested in mental health treatment referrals can call the Lifeline. Callers are connected with a professional nearby who will talk with them about what they are feeling or concerns for other family and friends. If you or someone you know is in suicidal crisis, call the hotline (toll free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has fact sheets on suicide by state and by population characteristics, as well as on many other subjects.
1-866-488-7386. This is a free and confidential suicide prevention help line for gay and questioning youth that offers hope and someone to talk to 24 hours a day.