Resources

Suicide Resources:

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.

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

Cutting: 1-800-366-8288

Substance Abuse: 1-877-726-4727

Domestic Abuse: 1-800-799-7233

LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255

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:

Australia:

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/

Austria:

Rat auf Draht: http://rataufdraht.orf.at or call 147

Belguim:

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

Brazil:

CVV: http://www.cvv.org.br or call 141

Canada:

Kids Helpline (For Youth under 20): 1-800-668-6868

Chile:

Todo Mejora: https://todomejora.org/apoyo/

Czech Republic:

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

Denmark:

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)

Finland:

Suomen Mielenterveysseura: http://www.mielenterveysseura.fi or call 010 195 202

France:

S.O.S Amitié: http://www.sos-amitie.com or call 01 42 96 26 26

Germany:

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

Ghana:

Step To Life Foundation Ghana: 0244239629

Greece:

Suicide Prevention Centre Klimaka NGO: 1018

Hamogelo (for teens under 18): http://www.hamogelo.gr/ or call 1056

Hong Kong:

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

soulbox@sbhk.org.hk

The Samaritans Hong Kong (香港撒瑪利亞會): http://www.samaritans.org.hk or call 2896 0000

Hungary:

LESZ: http://www.sos505.hu or call 116 123
sos@sos505.hu

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

India:

AASRA: http://www.aasra.info or call 91-22-27546669
aasrahelpline@yahoo.com

The Live Love Laugh Foundation: 022-25521111
icall@tiss.edu

Ireland:

Samaritans: http://www.samaritans.org or call 116 123

Israel:

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)

Italy:

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

Japan:

TELL Tokyo English Lifeline: http://www.telljp.com or call 03-5774-0992

Kenya:

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)
befrienderskenya@gmail.com

Latvia:

Skalbes: http://www.skalbes.lv or call 371 67222922 (from 9:00 to 17:00) and
371 27722292 (from 9:00 to 17:00)

Lithuania:

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
vilties.linija@gmail.com

Pagalbos Moterims Linija (Women’s line): http://www.moteriai.lt or call 8 800 66366 (from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM)
pagalba@moteriai.lt

Linija Doverija (Trust Line): 8 800 77277 (Monday – Friday, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM)

Luxembourg:

SOS Détresse – Hëllef iwwer Telefon: http://www.454545.lu or call 454545

Kanner-Jugendtelefon: http://www.kjt.lu or call 116 111

Mexico:

Instituto Hispanoamericano de Suicidologia, A.C: +5255 46313300
info@suicidiologia.com.mx
Decide Vivir México, A.C.
decidevivermexico@gmail.com

Netherlands:

113Online: http://www.113online.nl or call 0900-0113 (free, anonymous 24 hour hotline)

New Zealand:

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:

Nigeria Suicide Prevention Initiative – NSPI: http://www.facebook.com/nspinitiative/ or call +234 (0)809210643
nspinitiative@gmail.com

Norway:

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
info@nettros.no

Poland:

Telefon Zaufania dla Dzieci i Młodzieży (hotline for children and youth): http://www.116111.pl/napisz (chat support) or call 116 111

Portugal:

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)

Serbia:

Centar Srce: http://www.centarsrce.org or call 0800 300 303
vanja@centarsrce.org

Singapore:

Samaritans of Singapore (新加坡援人協會): http://samaritans.org.sg or call 1800 221 4444
pat@samaritans.org.sg

South Africa:

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
SMS: 31393

South Korea:

HopeClick: http://www.hopeclick.or.kr

중앙자살예방센터 (Korea Suicide Prevention Center): http://www.spckorea.or.kr or call +82 2-2203-0053
spc@spckorea.or.kr

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)

Spain:

Teléfono de la Esperanza: http://telefonodelaesperanza.org or call 902500002

Sweden:

Sjalvmordslinjen: 90101

Switzerland:

Tel 143: http://www.143.ch and https://www.143.ch/Beratung/Chat-Kontakt (chat support) or call 143

Taiwan:

Taiwan Suicide Prevention Center (台灣自殺防治中心): http://www.tspc.tw or call 0800 788 995

UK:

Samaritans: http://www.samaritans.org or call 116 123

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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.

 

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