If you or someone you know is in need of emotional support or help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained helpers are available 24/7.

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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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

americanpsychotherapy.com
Locate counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Articles & current topics in the mental health field from the American Psychotherapy Association

mentalhelp.net
Resources, links to therapists and psychiatrists-to find local help, provides videos and educational information, self-help resources from the Mental Health Network

metanoia.org/suicide
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

behavioralassociates.com
Comprehensive information about mental illnesses, treatment options & suggestions. Focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Behavioral Associates

clinical-depression.co.uk
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

healthyminds.org (American Psychiatric Association)
Online resource for anyone seeking mental health information on many common mental health concerns, including warning signs of mental disorders, treatment options and preventative measures.

mentalhealth.com
Information regarding depression and other related brain illnesses

nami.org (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
General mental illness information from the National Institute for the Mentally ill

ocfoundation.org (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
Comprehensive information regarding obsessive compulsive disorder, help and support from the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation

psych.org (American Psychiatric Association)
Articles and informational materials regarding psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association

psycom.net/depression.central.html
Contains information on all types of depressive disorders, contains articles from Psycom’s Depression Central

reachout.com (Inspire USA-site for Teens)
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 (Center 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