If you or someone you care about is thinking about suicide there are ways to get help.

  • For immediate assistance call 911.
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.TALK (8255) or chat online using the Lifeline Crisis Chat anytime, 24/7.
  • Reach out to someone you trust, like a family member or friend.

Why do I feel this way?

You aren’t alone. Suicide is preventable and suicidal thoughts aren’t permanent. If you are thinking about suicide, there are resources to give you the support you need to get through this tough time. Remember, you are strong and help is out there.


It’s important to know that many people think about suicide at one time or another in their lives. If you are having suicidal thoughts, it may mean you are in crisis and need support.

Where can I find help and learn more?

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.TALK (8255) or chat online using the Lifeline Crisis Chat anytime, 24/7. The Lifeline is not a confidential service and some personal information may be collected and used if the caller is in danger, such as an IP address or the caller's telephone number. If you are concerned about privacy, please review the organization’s policies before using the service.


If you are a veteran, you can call the Veterans Crisis Line at 800.273.8255 and press 1. You can also visit their online chat service for support 24/7.

Find help for LGBTQ youth at the Trevor Project.

To speak with someone who is trained to help, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673) or chat online at

Please note that content on this site does not constitute medical advice and RAINN is not a medical expert. If after reading this information you have further questions, please contact a local healthcare professional or hospital.

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