National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Filed Under: Hotlines, Physical and Mental Health

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number routes callers to the nearest accredited crisis center in the caller’s area. National suicide Prevention Lifeline calls are answered by staff at over 160 crisis centers across the United States who provide callers with crisis counseling and mental health referrals. Instant messaging services available by clicking “chat” on website.

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English, Spanish (Note: network centers also have access to interpreting services for other languages)

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Last updated October 26, 2020


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