SUICIDE PREVENTION ORGANIZATIONS/RESOURCES
I am passionate about mental health and suicide prevention. Having lost friends and a family member to suicide and knowing many who struggle are what fuels that passion.
- •American Foundation for Suicide Prevention www.afsp.orgThe American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leader in the fight against suicide. We fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has 75 local chapters with programs and events nationwide.
- •National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK www.suicidepreventionlifeline.orgNo matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
- •The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386 www.thetrevorproject.orgA national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth.
- •Live Again www.liveagain.org 1-800-273-8255Live Again is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works with communities (ex. schools, churches, workplaces) to help people strengthen their connections and relationships through trainings and resources. Communities and individuals will be equipped with the skills necessary to assess risk and engage comfortably in conversations with those struggling with suicidal thoughts or depression. For more info visit their website.
- •Veterans Crisis Line www.veteranscrisisline.netThe Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders. Veterans and their loved ones can call, chat online, or send a text message to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.