Suicide Prevention: There is Help!

If you or someone you know is in immediate risk of committing suicide, please call 911 or your local emergency services number Immediately.


The services listed below offer crisis counseling services either through the phone or their website.

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United States and Canada

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial:

1-800-273-TALK

1-800-273-8255

Your call will be routed to the crisis center closest to you. This number gives you access to over 120 crisis centers across the country. Our mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services.

Visit their website for more information: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. If you need help, please dial:

1-866-488-7386

Through a toll-free telephone number, it operates “The Trevor Lifeline”, a confidential service that offers trained counselors. The project also provides guidance and vital resources to parents and educators in order to foster safe, accepting and inclusive environments for all youth, at home and at school.

Visit their website for more information: The Trevor Project
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Kids Help Phone offers crisis support for Canadians under 20 years of age. If you need help, please dial:

1-800-668-6868

It provides anonymous phone and online counselling, as well as referral and information services for children and youth. The service provides counselling to youth in crisis through their toll-free number or their website.

Visit their website for more information: Kids Help Phone.
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Australia and New Zealand

Lifeline offers crisis support services for those in need. If you need help, please dial:

13 11 14

Lifeline is a non-profit organisation that provides free, 24-hour Telephone Crisis Support service in Australia and New Zealand. Volunteer Crisis Supporters provide suicide prevention services, mental health support and emotional assistance, not only via telephone but face-to-face and online.

Visit their website for more information: Lifeline.
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Kids Helpline offers free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia. If you need help, please dial:

1800 55 1800

Counsellors respond to more than 6,000 calls each week about issues ranging from relationship breakdown and bullying to sexual abuse, homelessness, suicidal thoughts, and drug and alcohol usage. The service receives more than one millions calls per year.

Visit their website for more information: Kids Helpline
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Samaritans provides emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. If you need help, please dial:

UK: 08457 90 90 90

ROI: 116 123

Samaritans offers confidential counselling to anyone in need.

Visit their website for more information: Samaritans
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CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) works to prevent male suicide in the UK. If you need help, please dial:

Nationwide: 0800 58 58 58

London: 0808 802 58 58

Text Us: 07537 404717

CALM offers help for men in crisis on the phone, through text messaging, or on their website. Male suicide accounts for 77% of all suicides here and is now the single biggest cause of death in men aged 20 – 49 in England and Wales.

Visit their website for more information: CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)


Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide runs HOPELineUK and offers support to those in need. If you need help, please dial:

0800 068 41 41

HOPELineUK is a specialist telephone helpline service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgmental support, practical advice and information to all those in need. The helpline is open Monday – Friday from 10am – 10pm and 2pm – 5pm on weekends.

Visit their website for more information: Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide
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