Crisis resources for suicide prevention

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 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.

International:

 

Australia

 

Canada

 

India

 

UK:

  • Samaritans crisis line 116 123
  • CALM webchat for men
  • Papyrus HopeLineUK for adults under 35, call 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786209697

 

USA:

 

Safety planning apps

37 thoughts on “Crisis resources for suicide prevention

  1. Meg says:

    This is so useful. I had no idea there were online chats, which is the sort of thing that’d be right up my alley. So great to know! Wow, thanks!!

    I’ve seen a lot of ads lately for online counseling. Must be the wave of the future!

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  2. suninthespring says:

    Thank you! Normally when I’m suicidal, I text my therapist and ask if I can call her. She generally gets back to me pretty quickly. If she doesn’t, though, I’ll look at my coping lists again and see if there’s anything I can do, especially getting out of my room and texting or seeing friends.
    I have other phone numbers in my contacts on my phone and written on sticky notes around my room. There’s Samaritans in the USA, too, in certain areas: http://www.samaritansusa.org/contact.php. My school also has some emergency numbers to call (when school is in session).
    I’ve used the Safety Plan app. I also have the Virtual Hope Box app and the What’s Up app (not WhatsApp!). I generally don’t think to use these things when I’m in a crisis, though.
    I also like 7cups.com. You can’t use it if you’re actively suicidal, but it’s super helpful at other times.

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