If you are feeling suicidal and/or do not feel safe with yourself, please reach out immediately. There are many numbers you can call. People are there to listen. You are NOT alone.
If you are in the United States, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or you cat chat directly through their site.
There are also regional suicide hotlines in many states, as well as hotlines that cater primarily to specific groups, whether veterans or Spanish speaking individuals or other groups. You can find a compiled list of suicide prevention hotlines compiled here at Suicide.org.
If you are outside of The United States, there is a list of suicide prevention hotlines for many other countries compiled here at Suicide.org.
Mental Illness Resources within the United States:
National Alliance on Mental Illness, also known as NAMI, is a nation-wide advocacy group within the United States that advocates for the mentally ill. NAMI works not only on a national level, but has has state and local chapters, as well. They can be reached via their website or by calling their helpline at (800) 950-6264.
Active Minds is a national organization within the United States that works with college students struggling with mental health issues. They have chapters at many college campuses throughout the country. You can contact them not only on your local campus or through their website, but also by calling their Washington, DC office at (202) 332-9595.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, also known as DBSA, is a national mental health advocacy group. They can be reached via their website or by calling (800) 826-3632.
Mental Health America, also known as MHA, is a national mental health advocacy group with over 200 affiliates in 41 states. They can be reached via their website or by calling (800) 969.6642.
DrugRehab.com is a web resource that provides information and support to people fighting substance abuse and addiction. Though depression and other mood disorders are the number-one risk factor for suicide, alcohol and drug abuse – even without depression – are a close second. Their mission is to bring awareness to this fact by educating at least one new person a day about substance abuse.
My Patient Rights is a California-based organization that provides patients with information, resources and assistance in fighting for the coverage they need after it has been denied by their insurance company. They can be reached via their website or by calling (916) 531-3585.
Alcohol Help The Alcohol Rehab Guide is an organization that provides comprehensive, reliable information on the various aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction. They offer support and guidance for those who are struggling, as well as their parents, family members, friends, and community members. Their goal is to provide helpful information to as many people as possible on alcohol abuse, addiction, and recovery options.
IMAlive is a service of the Kristin Brooks Hope Center (KBHC), a nonprofit organization. Their focus is suicide intervention, prevention, awareness and education. They provide help and hope through online crisis chat, college campus and high school events and other educational programs.
RehabSpot, brought to us by Delphi Behavioral Health Group, is an organization committed to providing help and resources to those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. RehabSpot acknowledges the strain addiction can cause on mental health and mental wellness by addressing issues such as co-occurring disorders that often present together.
USA Crisis Support Resources:
Veteran’s Crisis Line (For active U.S. armed service members, veterans & their families): http://www.veteranscrisisline.net or call 1-800-273-8255
Substance Abuse: 1-877-726-4727
Domestic Abuse: 1-800-799-7233
Human Trafficking: 1-888-373-7888
Trevor Project (LGBTQ Support): http://www.thetrevorproject.org or call 1-866-488-7386
Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
Rape & Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-786-2929
Mental Health Resources outside the United States:
Suicide Call-Back Service: 1300 659 467
CAPS (Community Action for the Prevention of Suicide): 1800 008 255
Lifeline Australia: http://www.lifeline.org.au or call 13 11 14
Kids Helpline (Ages 15-25): http://www.kidshelp.com.au or call 1800 55 1800
Beyond Blue: http://bb.org.au/1lmergR or call 1300 22 4636
Headspace (Ages 12-25): http://headspace.org.au/
Rat auf Draht: http://rataufdraht.orf.at or call 147
Centrum Ter Preventie Van Zelfdoding: http://www.zelfmoord1813.be or call 1813
Centre de Prevention du Suicide: http://www.preventionsuicide.be or call 0800 32 123
CVV: http://www.cvv.org.br or call 141
Kids Helpline (For Youth under 20): 1-800-668-6868
Todo Mejora: https://todomejora.org/apoyo/
Linka bezpečí: http://www.linkabezpeci.cz or call 116 111
Pražská linka důvěry: 222 580 697
Linka důvěry Ostrava: http://www.mnof.cz/linka_duvery or call 596 618 908 and 737 267 939
Linka duševní tísně Most: http://www.mostknadeji.eu/linka-dusevni-tisne or call 476 701 444 (from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM)
Linka důvěry DKC: 241 484 149
Livslinien: http://www.livslinien.dk or call 70 201 201 (open daily from 11:00-23:00)
BørneTelefonen: https://bornetelefonen.dk/ring or call 116 111 (open daily from 11:00-23:00)
Suomen Mielenterveysseura: http://www.mielenterveysseura.fi or call 010 195 202
S.O.S Amitié: http://www.sos-amitie.com or call 01 42 96 26 26
Telefonseelsorge: http://www.telefonseelsorge.de or call 0800 111 0 111 and 0800 111 0 222
Nummer gegen Kummer (adults): https://www.nummergegenkummer.de or call 0800 111 0 550
Nummer gegen Kummer (teens): https://www.nummergegenkummer.de or call 0800 111 0 333
Step To Life Foundation Ghana: 0244239629
Suicide Prevention Centre Klimaka NGO: 1018
Hamogelo (for teens under 18): http://www.hamogelo.gr/ or call 1056
The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong (香港撒瑪利亞防止自殺會): http://www.help4suicide.com.hk and http://www.sbhk.org.hk or call 2389 2222
The Samaritans Hong Kong (香港撒瑪利亞會): http://www.samaritans.org.hk or call 2896 0000
LESZ: http://www.sos505.hu or call 116 123
Kek Vonal: http://www.kek-vonal.hu/index.php/hu/lelkisegely-vonal and http://www.kek-vonal.hu/index.php/hu/interaktiv-kapcsolatok or call 116-111
AASRA: http://www.aasra.info or call 91-22-27546669
The Live Love Laugh Foundation: 022-25521111
Samaritans: http://www.samaritans.org or call 116 123
ERAN: http://www.eran.org.il or call 1201
SAHAR: http://www.sahar.org.il (Hebrew) and http://www.sahar.org.il/?categoryId=63068 (Arabic)
Telefono Azzurro (for teens under 18): http://www.azzurro.it and http://www.azzurro.it/chat.html (chat support) or call 19696
Telefono Amico: http://www.telefonoamico.it or call 199 284 284
TELL Tokyo English Lifeline: http://www.telljp.com or call 03-5774-0992
Befrienders Kenya: https://www.befrienderskenya.org (chat support)
Call or text +254 722178177 (from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM)
Call or text +254 736542304 (from 7: 00 AM to 9:00 PM)
Skalbes: http://www.skalbes.lv or call 371 67222922 (from 9:00 to 17:00) and
371 27722292 (from 9:00 to 17:00)
Lithuanian Association of Emotional Support Lines: http://www.klausau.lt
Vaikų Linija (Child line): http://www.vaikulinija.lt or call 116 111 (from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM)
Jaunimo Linija (Youth line): http://www.jaunimolinija.lt/laiskai/ or call 8 800 28888
Vilties Linija (Hope line): http://www.kpsc.lt/vilties_linija.html or call 116 123
Pagalbos Moterims Linija (Women’s line): http://www.moteriai.lt or call 8 800 66366 (from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM)
Linija Doverija (Trust Line): 8 800 77277 (Monday – Friday, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM)
SOS Détresse – Hëllef iwwer Telefon: http://www.454545.lu or call 454545
Kanner-Jugendtelefon: http://www.kjt.lu or call 116 111
Instituto Hispanoamericano de Suicidologia, A.C: +5255 46313300
Decide Vivir México, A.C.
113Online: http://www.113online.nl or call 0900-0113 (free, anonymous 24 hour hotline)
Youthline: http://www.youthline.co.nz or call 0800 37 66 33
Lifeline: 0800 543 354
Depression Hotline: http://www.depression.org.nz or call 0800 111 757
The Lowdown: http://www.thelowdown.co.nz
Lifeline Aotearoas Suicide Prevention Helpline: 0508 828 865
Nigeria Suicide Prevention Initiative – NSPI: http://www.facebook.com/nspinitiative/ or call +234 (0)809210643
Kirkens SOS: http://www.kirkens-sos.no and http://www.soschat.no/chat (chat support) or call 224 00 040 (from 11:00 to 23:00)
Mental Helse Hjelpetelefonen: 116 123
Sidetmedord.no: http://www.sidetmedord.no (chat support)
ROS –Rådgivning om spiseforstyrrelser: http://www.facebook.com/nettros.no (chat support) or call 948 17 818
Telefon Zaufania dla Dzieci i Młodzieży (hotline for children and youth): http://www.116111.pl/napisz (chat support) or call 116 111
SOS VOZ AMIGA: http://www.sosvozamiga.org or call 21 354 45 45 (16h-24h) and 91 280 26 69 (16h-24h) and 96 352 46 60 (16h-24h)
Centar Srce: http://www.centarsrce.org or call 0800 300 303
Samaritans of Singapore (新加坡援人協會): http://samaritans.org.sg or call 1800 221 4444
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG): http://www.sadag.org or call
0800 567 567 and 0800 70 80 90 and 0800 12 13 14
중앙자살예방센터 (Korea Suicide Prevention Center): http://www.spckorea.or.kr or call +82 2-2203-0053
보건복지부 보건복지콜센터 (Ministry of Health & Welfare Call Center): 129 (24시간 위기상담 / 24 hour hotline)
정신건강증진센터 정신건강위기상담전화 (Mental Health Center Crisis Counseling): 1577-0199 (24시간 위기상담 / 24 hour hotline)
Teléfono de la Esperanza: http://telefonodelaesperanza.org or call 902500002
Tel 143: http://www.143.ch and https://www.143.ch/Beratung/Chat-Kontakt (chat support) or call 143
Taiwan Suicide Prevention Center (台灣自殺防治中心): http://www.tspc.tw or call 0800 788 995
Samaritans: http://www.samaritans.org or call 116 123
I hope to continuously add resources to this list until no one, regardless of their location, falls through the cracks because they feel there is nowhere to turn. I hope to one day compile a world-wide list of resources for all those in need of mental health support and advocacy.
If any of the links provided above no longer work, please contact me so they can be updated or removed as needed.
If you have a mental health organization you would like added to my list, please send me your organization’s name, the region you serve, website, phone number and any other pertinent information you wish shared.