Sadly, we hear all too often of people who have lost their lives to suicide. Many among us in the mental health blogging community have either attempted suicide or had thoughts of doing so. There are suicide crisis resources available to support us; it’s just a matter of knowing what they are and being willing to reach out (I must admit that’s something I’ve been reluctant to do in the past, and I’ll talk more about this in tomorrow’s post). Here are some of the many resources that are out there.
- The International Association for Suicide Prevention has listings of crisis centres organized by continent and other resources worldwide.
- Wikipedia has a list of suicide crisis lines for 48 different countries
- Suicide.org has a list of local crisis lines for multiple different countries
- The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention has listings for local crisis centres across the country.
- Crisis Services Canada is a pilot project that offers access Canada-wide by phone 1-833-456-4566, text to 45645, or online chat.
- The Lifeline app includes information about crisis lines and other resources, as well as self-management tools
- Samaritans crisis line 116 123
- CALM webchat for men
- Papyrus HopeLineUK for adults under 35, call 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786209697
- The Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and Lifeline Crisis Chat online crisis chat (a partnership with Contact USA)
- I’m Alive online chat support
- Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741
- Suicide.org has listings of local crisis lines by state
Safety planning apps
- Be Safe
- BeyondNow from Beyond Blue
- My Coping Plan
- Stay Alive
- Suicide safety plan
- Suicide? Help!
Note: these URLs are subject to change without notice, and the links are provided for convenience only