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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A free 24-hour lifeline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

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1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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Crisis Text Line:
Text “HELLO” to 741-741

What Happens When I Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline? 
A skilled, trained crisis worker who works at the Lifeline Crisis Center closest to you will answer the phone. This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful. Remember, your call is confidential and free. 

How Do I Use the Crisis Text Line? 
Text HELLO to 741-741 from anywhere in the United States, 24/7. Trained volunteers will text about whatever is a crisis to you—addiction, anxiety, assault, bullying, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, or suicide. Conversations usually end when both you and the crisis counselor feel that you’re in a safe place.

Student & Parent Resources are divided into 2 separate age groups, K-6 and 7-12. We cover 4 different topics for each group, including facts, tips, helplines, & more.

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Helplines, Apps, & Groups

Link’s National Resource Center for
Suicide Prevention and Aftercare (LINK-NRC)
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Provides suicide-related community education in the areas of prevention, intervention, aftercare, and support.

National Hopeline Network
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This national crisis hotline automatically connects people who are depressed or suicidal (or those who are concerned about a loved one) to a CONTACT USA or AAS certified crisis center.

The National Organization
for People of Color Against Suicide
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Addresses and raises awareness about the epidemic of suicide and depression in minority communities.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
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SAVE is dedicated to the prevention of suicide through public awareness and education. In addition to wanting to reduce the stigma associated with suicide, SAVE serves as a resource to those who have been touched by someone’s suicide.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. 

Survivors of Suicide
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A place for survivors and friends of survivors to share their struggles after losing a loved one to suicide.

The Trevor Lifeline
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Text “START” to 678-678
A national 24-hour, toll-free hotline providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

To Write Love On Her Arms
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This is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

To learn more about suicide and to get help, consider the following resources:

American Association of Suicidology
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A resource and education organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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Dedicated to advancing the public’s knowledge of suicide and its prevention.

Teen Line
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A teen-to-teen confidential hotline that provides personal education and support for teenagers. 
Teenagers can call every evening from 8:00pm-12:00am, or they can text TEEN to 839-863.

The Jason Foundation
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Dedicated to the prevention of the silent epidemic of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators, and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
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An online resource that helps parents and educators raise awareness about youth suicide and attempted suicide through the development and promotion of educational training programs. The site also offers resources for teenagers who are contemplating suicide.