CALL 911 or the number for emergencies in your country
In the event of a medical emergency (someone has caused harm to themselves or others or threatening to hurt themselves or others), call 911 (in US) or emergency services in your country.
For immediate help or support for emotional distress call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or online at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org (USA).
International crisis services can be found here.
Emergency and Crisis Support
Resources, links to therapists and psychiatrists-to find local help, provides videos and educational information, self-help resources from the Mental Health Network
Help people who are having suicidal thoughts
mentalhealthamerica.net (Mental Health America)
Gives names for therapists, psychiatrists, provides information for various mental illnesses from the National Mental Health Association
thetrevorproject.org (LGTBQ youth)
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth
ulifeline.org (The Jed Foundation)
An online resource for college students that includes an anonymous screening tool and campus specific information for getting help.
GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION
aacap.org (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
Resources, links, educational materials, etc. for adolescents and children. Contains many articles and suggestions for treatment for children from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
adaa.org (Anxiety Disorders Association of America)
Information about anxiety disorders, links to therapists, treatment and support from the Anxiety Disorder Association of America
Comprehensive information about mental illnesses, treatment options & suggestions. Focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Behavioral Associates
Comprehensive information regarding depression and how to treat it
dbsalliance.org (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance)
Information regarding depression, bipolar, and other related mental illnesses, treatment, and support from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Information regarding depression and other related brain illnesses
nami.org (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
General mental illness information from the National Alliance for the Mental Illness
iocdfoundation.org (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
Comprehensive information regarding obsessive compulsive disorder, help and support from the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation
psych.org (American Psychiatric Association)
Articles and informational materials regarding psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association
Contains information on all types of depressive disorders, contains articles from Psycom’s Depression Central
Reach Out is an information and support service using evidence based principles and technology to help teens and young adults facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues.
RESOURCES FOR VETERANS
veteranscrisisline.net/ National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s Veteran’s Resources
Locate local resources for support or chat live with a VA mental health clinican.
mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/ Department of Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Resource
Includes Veterans Crisis Line and additional suicide prevention information.
INFORMATION, STATISTICS AND RESEARCH
cdc.gov/ncipc (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Information on unintentional injuries, intentional injuries related to homicide, suicide, and violence against others, and improving health and quality of life after injuries
nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention (National Institute of Mental Health)
Research information regarding suicide prevention, provides resources that can be downloaded, printed, or that can be sent; from the National Institute of Mental Health
sprc.org (Suicide Prevention Resource Center)
Provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
who.int/topics/suicide (World Health Organization)
Links to facts and articles about suicide and prevention from the World Health Organization