SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINES
and Crisis Information Center

Here you'll find a list of suicide prevention hotlines around america.

USA National Suicide Hotlines

Toll-Free / 24 hours / 7 days a week

1-800-SUICIDE
1-800-784-2433

1-800-273-TALK
1-800-273-8255 - TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)



About 70% of people who commit suicide give some warning signs or tell someone about their plans.

If someone you know appears to be depressed and is exhibiting any of these warning signs you should:

  • Take all suicidal talk seriously
  • Listen to them and ask him or her what their plans are
  • Contact family and close friends to help
  • Ask them to seek the help of a mental health professional
  • Do not leave them alone or unobserved for any appreciable time
  • Remove any weapons or drugs around that could be used
  • Take him or her to the nearest emergency room
  • Help them to remember to take antidepressant medications and to continue any other therapy prescribed during treatment.
  • Offer and supply emotional support

The Warning Signs:

  • Obtaining a weapon
  • Writing a suicide note
  • Putting affairs in order like changing a will or paying off debts
  • Talking about going away (“They/You'll be sorry when I'm gone;” “I'd be better off dead;” “I won't be around to deal with that;” “Life isn't worth living;” “It would be better if I wasn't here...”)
  • Visiting or calling people to say goodbye
  • A sudden change from being sad to being very calm or appearing to be happy
  • Recent Loss: death of family member or friend, loss of job, money or status, divorce, broken relationship, loss of religious faith, loss of interest in friends, activities previously enjoyed, hobbies
  • Change in Sleep Patterns (oversleeping, nightmares, insomnia)
  • Loss of self confidence and self esteem
  • Feeling worthless, self-hatred, shame, overwhelming guilt
  • No hope for the future -- believing things will never get better; that nothing will ever change
  • Increasing alcohol or drug use
  • Giving away articles of monetary value (prized collection, valuables)
  • Giving away articles of personal/sentimental value
  • Arranging for the care of pets
  • extravagant spending
  • Change in Eating Habits (overeating, loss of weight and appetite)
  • Withdrawing from friends, family, and society
  • Diminished Sexual Interest (impotence, menstrual abnormalities)
  • Previous suicide attempts
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, between 20-50% of people who commit suicide have had a previous attempt.

SUICIDE AND CRISIS HOTLINES

ALABAMA
Toll-free in Alabama 1-800-691-8426

ALASKA
1-877-266-HELP (4357) 1-800-478-7575

ARIZONA
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-866-205-5229 1-800-631-1314

ARKANSAS
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-888-274-7472 Teenline (479) 872-TEEN (8336) 1-800-798-TEEN (8336) TTY - Mon-Fri / 8am-5pm 1-800-393-9667

CALIFORNIA
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-852-8336 Los Angeles 1-800-854-7771 1-877-7CRISIS 1-877-727-4747 San Diego 1-800-479-3339 SAN FRANCISCO 1-800-971-0016 (415) 752-3778

COLORADO
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-201-5264 DENVER (303) 860-1200 BOULDER (303) 447-1665

CONNECTICUT
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-203-1234 1-800-848-1281 1-888-97-YOUTH

DELAWARE
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-345-6785 1-800-262-9800 1-800-652-2929

FLORIDA
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-352-5683 1-877-822-5205 1-800-346-6185 Toll Free in Northeast Florida Miami-Dade County (305) 358-HELP (305) 377-TEEN (305) 377-TALK

GEORGIA
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-866-582-7763 1-800-493-1932 1-800-342-8168

HAWAII
Suicide Prevention Hotlines and Crisis Hotlines Islands of Kauai, Lanai, Molokai, Maui, & Hawaii 1-800-753-6879 Island of Oahu (808) 832-3100

IDAHO
Suicide Prevention Hotlines & Crisis Hotlines 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255

ILLINOIS
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines CHICAGO (312) 996-5535 Chicago Counseling Center (312) 996-3490 1-800-322-1431 1-800-892-8900 1-800-324-5052

INDIANA
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-435-9143 1-800-560-4038 1-800-808-HELP INDIANAPOLIS 1-800-662-3445

IOWA
Suicide & Crisis Hotlines 1-800-362-8255 1-800-332-4224 Community Mental Health Services 1-800-830-7009

KANSAS
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-888-899-2345 1-888-899-2345 KANSAS CITY Mental Health Help Line (913) 281-1234 Teen Connection Helpline (913) 281-2299

KENTUCKY
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-562-8909 1-800-223-8913 The Crisis Information Center 1-800-221-0446 1-800-433-7291

LOUISIANA
Suicide Prevention Hotlines and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-437-0303 Telphone Crisis Counseling 1-800-716-7233 NEW ORLEANS 1-800-366-1740 1-800-749-COPE (2673)

MAINE
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-888-568-1112 1-800-452-1933 For Ages 6-19 Only 1-800-499-9130

MARYLAND
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-422-0009 Post Partum Depression Hotline 1-800-PPD-MOMS 1-800-773-6667

MASSACHUSETTS
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-893-9900 1-800-529-5077 1-800-252-TEEN

MICHIGAN
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-231-1127 1-800-462-6350 1-888-919-7099 1-800-442-7315 DETROIT (313) 224-7000

MINNESOTA
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-720-3334 24-Hour Crisis Line 1-800-462-5525 1-800-992-1716 MINNEAPOLIS/ ST. PAUL Crisis Intervention Center (612) 873-2222 24-hour Crisis Counseling (612) 379-6363 Suicide Crisis Hotline (612) 379-1199

MISSISSIPPI
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines JACKSON Helpline (601) 713-4357 COLUMBUS Helpline (662) 328-0200 Teen Line (662) 328-4327(HEAR)

MISSOURI
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-356-5395 1-888-279-8188 1-800-833-3915 1-800-494-7355 Teen Crisis Helplines 1-888-644-5886 (KUTO)

MONTANA
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines Toll Free in Montana 1-800-332-8425 (406) 453-4357

NEBRASKA
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines Community Mental Health Center of Lancaster County (402) 441-7940 1-800-448-3000

NEVADA
Suicide Prevention Hotlines and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-992-5757 1-877-885-HOPE 1-877-885-4673

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines New Hampshire Only 1-800-852-3388 Teen Hotline 1-877-583-TEEN Toll-free New Hampshire 1-800-762-8191

NEW JERSEY
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-877-266-8222 1-888-375-TEEN (8336) 1-800-272-INFO (4630) 1-888-904-1700

NEW MEXICO
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines Toll-free Statewide 1-866-HELP-1-NM 1-800-432-2159 1-888-920-6333

NEW YORK
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-999-9999 1-888-750-2266 1-800-310-1160 1-877-485-9700 Teen Hotline 1-888-44-TEENS1-800-245-TEEN (8336) 1-888-448-3367

NORTH CAROLINA
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-233-6834 Emergency Crisis Services 1-800-367-7287 1-888-235-HOPE (4673)

NORTH DAKOTA
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-888-328-2112 1-800-472-2911

OHIO
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-475-8484 1-800-222-TEEN (8336) 1-800-472-9411 1-800-320-HELP (4357) CINCINNATI (513) 281-CARE (2273) CLEVELAND (216) 251-7722

OKLAHOMA
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-522-9054 TULSA (918) 836-HELP (918) 836-4357

OREGON
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-560-5535 1-800-264-2410 1-888-232-7192 1-800-716-9769

PENNSYLVANIA
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines Philadelphia Area 1-888-855-5525 County Help Line - Information & Referral 1-800-222-8848 1-800-932-4616 1-888-424-2287

RHODE ISLAND
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines Toll Free Statewide 1-800-365-4044 (401) 272-4044

SOUTH CAROLINA
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines TOLL-FREE 1-877-892-9211 (803) 790-4357 (HELP) Teenline - Toll Free Statewide 1-800-273-8255

SOUTH DAKOTA
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines (605) 339-HELP (605) 339-4357 (605) 339-8599

TENNESSEE
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-681-7444 1-877-928-9062

TEXAS
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines Toll Free Regional 1-800-692-4039 1-800-758-3344 1-800-7-WE-CARE 1-800-793-2273 DALLAS Adult Help Line (972) 233-2233 Teen Help Line (972) 233-TEEN (8336) EL PASO 1-877-562-6467 HOUSTON 1-866-970-4770

UTAH
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines (801) 261-1442 (801) 373-7393

VERMONT
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-639-6360 (802) 524-6554

VIRGINIA
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-888-947-9747 (703) 527-4077 (804) 819-4100

WASHINGTON
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-843-4793 1-800-659-0321 1-800-244-7414 1-800-527-7683

WASHINGTON D.C
1-888-7-WE-HELP 1-888-793-4357

WEST VIRGINIA
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines Toll Free Statewide 1-800-642-3434 1-800-SUMMIT-0 1-800-786-6480

WISCONSIN
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines 1-800-362-8255 1-800-365-1587 1-800-236-7188 1-888-299-1188

WYOMING
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines Toll Free Statewide 1-800-457-9312 (307) 347-4991


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