Here are some ressources for when you or a loved one is going through tough times and/or contemplating suicide. When in doubt better call the national emergency number of the corresponding country!
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34342 and 43 are the national emergency numbers for police and ambulances in Algeria.
Suicide Hotline Algeria: 0021 3983 2000 58
911 is the national emergency number in Argentina.
Centro de Asistencia al Suicida by calling 135 (Greater Buenos Aires) or 5275-1135 (rest of the country).
SOS Un Amigo Anonimo is available seven days a week from 10 AM to 7 PM by calling 4783–8888.
112 and 911 are the national emergency numbers in Armenia.
Trust Social Work and Sociological Research Centre: can be reached at (2) 538194 or (2) 538197
000 is the national emergency number in Australia.
Lifeline is a 24-hour nationwide service that provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services. It can be reached at 13 11 14. They also offer an online chat service from 7pm to midnight Sydney time every day.
Kids Helpline is a 24-hour nationwide service that provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and counselling services for Australians aged 5–25. It can be reached at 1800 55 1800. In addition the Kids Helpline does also provide online chat services.
Beyond Blue provides nationwide information and support regarding anxiety, depression, and suicide. It has a helpline which can be reached by calling 1300 22 4636. The helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, the organisation also provides online chat from 3 pm to 12 am every day.
The Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide. It has a helpline which can be reached by calling 1300 659 467. The organisation also offers online chat and video chat services.
MensLine Australia is a 24/7 telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health, mental health and relationship concerns. It has a helpline which can be reached by calling 1300 78 99 78. The organisation also online counselling.
112 is the national emergency number in Austria.
142 is the number of Telefonseelsorge in Austria. Free of charge, operating 24 hours a day.
147 is the number of Rat auf Draht, a crisis number especially for children, juveniles and their attachment figures. Free of charge, operating 24 hours a day.
112 is the national emergency number in Azerbaijan.
510-66-36 is the official youth crisis hotline operated by Initiative for Development.
911 is the national emergency number in The Bahamas.
National Suicide Hotline: 322-2763
999 is the national emergency number in Bangladesh. 199 is the national number for ambulance and fire.
Kaan Pete Roi (http://shuni.org/) is an emotional support helpline in Bangladesh whose mission is to alleviate feelings of despair, isolation, distress, and suicidal feelings among members of the community, through confidential listening. The helpline is intended for suicide prevention and the promotion of mental health.
911 is the national emergency number in Barbados.
Samaritans of Barbados: (246) 4299999
112 works on the territory of Belarus (works for tourists as well). Call 102 for police and 103 for ambulance if needed.
For victims of violence at home: 8 801 100 8 801 (anonymous, 24/7).
For children: 801-100-1611 (anonymous, 24/7).
Other psychological help phones can be reached at (minzdrav.gov.by)
112 is the national emergency number in Belgium.
Stichting Zelfmoordlijn 1813 provides a 24/7 national suicide prevention phone line and a webchat everyday from 18:30 to 22:00 for Dutch language.
Zelfmoordlijn 1813 webchat can be reached at: https://www.zelfmoor...fmoordlijn-1813.
Stichting Centre de Prévention du Suicide provides a 24/7 national suicide prevention phone line for French language.
The Center for the Prevention of Suicide hotline can be reached at https://www.preventi...oin-d-aide.html.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
122 is the national police number in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
123 is the national fire-brigade number in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
124 is the national emergency number in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Centar Srce is a Serbian organisation for emotional support. Currently there isn't any other organisation inside Bosnia and Herzegovina that deals with suicidal thought and prevention.
0800-300303 is the number of Centar Srce.
911 is the national emergency number in Bolivia.
Teléfono de la Esperanza aims at promoting mental health to the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world. Bolivians living in Cochabamba and La Paz can call (00 591 4) 4 25 42 42 and 75288084.
911 is the national emergency number in Botswana.
3911270 is the national lifeline.
188 is a national emergency number in Brazil.
190 and 192 are the national emergency numbers for police and ambulances in Brazil.
Centro de Valorização da Vida (http://www.cvv.org.br/) is an emotional and suicidal prevention support NGO founded in 1962 in São Paulo, Brazil, and recognized as Federal Public Utility in 1973. It offers voluntary and free support, with all communications being confidential. Contacts can be made through the phone number 141 (available 24/7), personally (in one of the 72 centres around the country), chat (via their website), VoIP (via Skype) and e-mail.
991 is the emergency number for ambulances
993 is the emergency number for police
145 is the national suicide hotline
112 is the national emergency number in Bulgaria.
0035 9249 17 223 is the number for the Sofia Hotline.
911 is the national emergency number in Canada.
Kids Help Phone (https://kidshelpphone.ca/) is a free 24/7 national support service that provides confidential professional counselling, information, referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.
Crisis Services Canada (http://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/) nationwide suicide prevention and support network.
Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone (crisistextline.ca) is a free, confidential 24/7 national crisis-intervention text-message service.
Crisis Text Line can be reached by texting CONNECT (English) or PARLER (French) to 686-868.
Trans Lifeline (http://www.translifeline.org/) is a toll-free crisis hotline available in the United States and in Canada for transgender people staffed by transgender people.
**The Trans Lifeline can be reached at 1-877-330-6366.
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (https://suicideprevention.ca) maintains a Canada-wide list of phone numbers and websites related to suicide prevention.
110 is the national emergency number in mainland China.
Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center (http://www.crisis.org.cn), a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention, available 24/7 at 800-810-1117 (for landline callers) or 010-8295-1332 (for mobile and VoIP callers)
Lifeline China (https://www.lifelinechina.org/) available 10am to 10pm every day at 400 821 1215.
Shanghai Mental Health Center (http://www.smhc.org.cn) serves as a mental health clinic as well as teaching, researching and planning mental health prevention throughout China. They can be reached at 021–64387250.
Shenzhen Mental Health Center (http://www.psyonline.com.cn/) free professional counseling available 24/7 at 0755-25629459
Guangzhou Crisis Research and Intervention Center (http://www.gzcrisis.com/) available 24/7 at 020-81899120 or 020-12320-5, online counseling is also available with QQ messenger at 1661042151
Mental Health Center of School of Medicine of Zhejiang University (http://www.hz7hospital.com/) available 24/7 at 0571-85029595
123 is the national emergency number in Colombia.
106 provides support for issues such as depression, alcoholism, drug abuse, and suicide that traditional centers might not accomplish.
112 is the national emergency number in Croatia.
Plavi Telefon (www.plavi-telefon.hr) can be called at 48 33 888 and aim to provide support for issues such as depression, alcoholism, drug abuse and suicide that traditional centers might not accomplish.
Cuba doesn't provide a Suicide Prevention Hotline
112 and 199 are the national emergency numbers in Cyprus.
Cyprus Samaritans (http://www.cyprussamaritans.org) is available every day from 4pm to 12am and is confidential. They can be reached at 8000 7773.
112 is the national emergency number in the Czech Republic.
116 111 for kids and studends under 26 years old. (https://www.linkabezpeci.cz/)
Livslinien (https://www.livslinien.dk) offers telephone support 11am-4am on 70 201 201, or online chat
112 is the national emergency number in Denmark.
122 is the national emergency number for police in Egypt.
123 is the national emergency number for emergency health services in Egypt
126 is the foreigners emergency number in Egypt.
https://befrienderscairo.com/, BeFrienders in Cairo, Egypt, along with their two hotlines: 762 1602/3 and 762 2381.
112 is the national emergency number in Estonia.
Eluliin (http://www.eluliin.ee/) provides emotional support for those suffering from depression and relationship issues. They're available from 7pm to 7am at 655 8088
917 is the national emergency number in Fiji.
Lifeline Fiji runs the National Crisis Line, Crisis Support, and Suicide Intervention line. Free calls at any time on 132454
112 is the national emergency number in Finland.
Finnish Association for Mental Health has provided assistance and support for those dealing with mental health issues and suicide since 1897. They can be reached at 010 195 202 (Finnish) or (09) 4135 0501 (foreigners).
112 is the national emergency number in France, 15 is the number for ambulances, 114 for all emergency services for deaf using FAX or SMS and 17 is for police.
Fil santé jeunes : 0800 235 236 : anonymous and toll-free number for young people.
Suicide écoute : 01 45 39 40 00 (24-hour) : suicide prevention helpline (volunteers).
SOS Suicide Phénix: 01 40 44 46 45 (schedule) : suicide prevention through listening and hospitality (volunteers).
Sos amitié : distress listening on multimedia platform : phone, email, chat (volunteers).
La Croix Rouge Ecoute : 0 800 858 858 : psychological support online, anonymous and free (volunteers).
112 is the national emergency number in Germany.
Telefonseelsorge (http://www.telefonseelsorge.de/) (24/7, no cost): 0800 111 0 111 (Protestant), 0800 111 0 222 (Catholic), 0800 111 0 333 (for children and youth)
999 is the national emergency number in Ghana.
National Lifeline: 2332 444 71279
Suicide hotline: 1018 (http://suicide-help.gr)
National emergency number: 112 (https://112.gr/en-us/)
Police: 100 (http://www.astynomia.gr)
Fire: 199 (https://www.fireservice.gr)
Ambulance: 166 (https://www.ekab.gr/)
SOS Lifeline for the elderly: 1065 (http://www.lifelinehellas.gr/)
Cyber Crime Division: 11188 (https://cyberalert.gr/)
National Helpline for Children: 1056 (https://www.hamogelo...gr/en/sos-1056/)
General Secretariat for Family Policy and Gender Equality: 15900 (http://www.isotita.gr/en/home/)
Open support line for the LGBT community: 11528 (https://help.unhcr.o...gency-services/)
134 is the national crisis number for Greenland
999 is the national emergency number in Guyana.
Inter-agency Suicide Prevention Help Line (http://guyanapolicef...ntion-help-line) was launched by the Guyana Police Force in 2015 to help those struggling with depression. They can be reached 24 hours a day by calling 223–0001, 223–0009, or 223–0818, as well as 600-7896 or 623-4444 by cellphone.
999 is the national emergency number in Hong Kong.
The Samaritans Hong Kong (https://samaritans.org.hk) is available 24/7 by calling 2896 0000.
The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong is available 24/7 at 23892222.
112 is the national emergency number for Hungary. 104 is the national number for ambulances and 107 is for police
Blue line (http://www.sos116-12...php/segelykeres) - 116-123 is a nationwide 24-hour hotline - email@example.com is an email address to use. Helpline providing emotional support for those who are stressed, distressed, depressed, or suicidal.
Help line: (http://www.kek-vonal...lkisegely-vonal) - 116-111 is a helpline providing emotional support for those who are stressed, distressed, depressed, or suicidal.
112 is the emergency number
1717 Hjálparsími Rauða Krossins (Suicide help line)
112 is the national emergency number for India.
Samaritans Mumbai: (samaritansmumbai.com) - +91 8422984528, +91 8422984529, +91 8422984530 - 3 pm to 9 pm, all days. firstname.lastname@example.org. Helpline providing emotional support for those who are stressed, distressed, depressed, or suicidal.
AASRA (http://www.aasra.info/): 91-22-27546669 is a 24-hours a day, 7 days a week nationwide voluntary, professional and confidential services.
Sneha India (http://www.snehaindia.org) is available 24/7 on the phone by calling 91 44 24640050.
Befrienders India (http://befriendersin...ine-details.php) contains contact numbers of local crisis helplines in 15+ cities in India.
112 is the national emergency number for Indonesia.
Kementerian Kesehatan: 150-0454
110 and 115 are the national emergency numbers for police and ambulances in Iran.
The Iran National Organization of Well-Being, has provided various methods by which the individuals can use the specialists' services free of charge for a variety of problems such as marriage, family, the youth and children, suicide, etc. including online, in person and by phone.
Online: By registering at Moshaver.behzisti.ir
In person: ??By finding the closest location in The Iran National Organization of Well-Being website.
By phone: Calling 1480. This hotline is open from 6 am until 9 pm everyday and its services are reached from all provinces of Iran.
112 and 999 are the national emergency numbers in Ireland.
Samaritans (http://www.samaritans.org/) is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in distress or at risk of suicide throughout Ireland.
Freephone 116 123 for Samaritans anywhere in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
100 and 101 are the national emergency numbers for police and ambulances in Israel.
Eran.org.il Suicide line (https://web.archive....://eran.org.il/) operates 24/7 including holidays and can be reached from all regions of Israel by calling 1201 or 972-9 8891333 from abroad. SMS service is given as well during Sunday - Friday between 14:00-18:00 at 076-88444-00.
112 is the national emergency number for Italy.
Servizio per la Prevenzione del Suicidio (SPS) (http://www.prevenireilsuicidio.it/) ) is a suicide prevention helpline whose mission is to give psychological and emotional support to anyone in suicidal crisis or to anyone who lost a dear one for suicide, through a confidential listening from an equipe of doctors, psychologists and volunteers . The helpline is operating from 9.30 am till 4.30 pm, from Monday to Friday, and it can be reached from all regions of Italy.
Samaritans - ONLUS (http://www.samaritansonlus.org) is available every day from 1pm to 10pm by calling 800 86 00 22 or 06 77208977.
Telefono Amico (http://www.telefonoamico.it) provides services everyday from 10am to 12am by calling 199284284.
110 and 119 are the national emergency numbers for police and ambulances in Japan.
TELL (http://telljp.com/lifeline/) provides a free, confidential English-language Lifeline service, plus clinical mental health services, for the international community in Japan.
Befrienders Worldwide Osaka Suicide Prevent Center (http://www.spc-osaka.org)
911 is the national emergency number in Jordan.
110 for Families & Children (https://www.jordanri...milies-children) The Helpline offers services in psychological support and consultation, as well as referrals. The initiative aims to alleviate the effect of risk factors children in vulnerable families are exposed to, including families facing challenges impairing their parenting, as well as abuse cases.
112 and 119 are the national emergency numbers for police and ambulances in South Korea.
Suicide.org (www.suicide.org) has a list of South Korean suicide hotlines.
080012345 is the number of suicide prevention hotline in Kosovo.
113 is the national emergency number in Latvia.
Skalbes.lv (http://www.skalbes.lv/) You can call them on +371 67222922 or +371 27722292 the lines are working 24h on all week days.
Suicide Hotline Lebanon (Embrace) : 1564
Embrace LifeLine (http://www.embracelifeline.org/) You can call them on 1564 the lines are working from 12 P.M until 2 A.M on all week days.
911 is the national emergency number in Liberia
Lifeline Liberia: 6534308
Vilties Linija: Free and anonymous prevention of suicide and psychological crises for adults by phone. Phone 116 123, 24/7
Vaik? linij? (Childline): Free and anonymous help to the children and teenagers by phone and online. Phone 116 111 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM or chat online here (Mon-Fri, 6PM-9PM)
J aunimo linija (Youth Line): Free, confidential and anonymous emotional support line for those struggling with daily issues, emotional distress or at risk of suicide. Help is being provided by Phone 8 800 28888 (24/7), email or chat online here (Mon-Sat, 6 PM - 10 PM)
112 is the national emergency number in Luxembourg.
454545.lu (https://454545.lu/) +352 45 45 45 the lines are working 11h-23h on all week days and 11h-3h on Friday and Saturday.
999 is the national emergency number in Malaysia.
Befrienders (http://www.befrienders.org.my) offers a 24/7, confidential hotline.
Befrienders hotline can be reached at 03-79568144 or 03-79568145.
112 is the national emergency number in Malta
Appogg Supportline 179
112 and 114 are the national emergency numbers for police and ambulances in Mauritius.
Befrienders Mauritius (http://www.befriende...tory?country=MU) offer a limited-hour crisis helpline for English and French speakers. Befrienders Maritius hotline can be reached at 800 93 93 +230 800 93 93 (available from 09:00 to 21:00 daily).
Mauritius Suicide Prevention Lifeline is an emotional support helpline in Mauritius whose mission is to alleviate feelings of despair, isolation, distress, and suicidal feelings among members of the community, through confidential listening. The helpline is intended for suicide prevention and the promotion of mental health.
911 is the national emergency number in Mexico.
SAPTEL (http://www.saptel.org.mx/index.html) is an independent care provider subsidized by the Mexican red cross. It can be reached at (55) 5259-8121. SAPTEL has been active since 2000. It is totally free and they are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Provides crisis dialogue or treatment for anything related to mental health crisis.
Sourire de Reda (Befrienders Casablanca) website: https://www.sourire2reda.org
Their hotlines: +212 (5) 22 87 47 40 Landline, (from 09:00 to 17:00, Mon. - Fri.) +212 (6) 62 58 95 70 Mobile, (from 09:00 to 17:00, Mon. - Fri.) Languages spoken: French, Arabic
112 is the national emergency number in the Netherlands.
Stichting 113Online (https://www.113.nl/) provides a 24/7 national suicide prevention phone line and webchat.
113Online hotline can be reached at 113 or 0800 0113.
113Online Webchat can be found at https://www.113.nl/i...oord/crisislijn.
111 is the national emergency number in New Zealand.
1737, need to talk? (http://www.1737.org.nz) is the national mental health and addictions helpline. Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.
Lifeline Aotearoa (http://www.lifeline.org.nz) is a New Zealand organisation providing free 24-hour counseling and phone help lines. It provides support, information and resources to people at risk of suicide, family and friends affected by suicide and people supporting someone with suicidal thoughts and/or suicidal behaviours. Call 09 5222 999 if you live within Auckland or 0800 543 354 for those outside of Auckland.
Youthline (https://www.youthline.co.nz) Call 0800 376 633 or text 234.
The Lowdown (https://thelowdown.co.nz) provides assistance in dealing with issues such as relationships, anxiety, and depression and are available by e-mail or texting 5626.
112 and 113 is the national emergency numbers for police and ambulances in Norway
Mental Helse Mental Helse (Mental Health). Can be reached at 116 123 and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mental Helse does also provide an online mail service at http://sidetmedord.no where users can write messages anonymously and get answers within 48-hours. A chat-service is also provided. It is open Mondays from 19.00 - 22.00 and Wednesdays: from 19.00 - 22.00. The chat-services may not always be open in July and on public celebration days or Sundays.
Kirkens SOS Kirkens SOS(The Church SOS). Can be reached at 22 40 00 40 and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The line is free to call and confidential. Kirkens SOS does also provide an anonymous message service(which replies within 24-hours) 27 hours a day, 7 days a week and a chat open 7 days a week at 18.30 - 22.30.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline - MIND: 042-35761999
Rozan Counseling Service: 080022444 Toll Free Number | Open Monday - Saturday from 10am to 6pm
911 is the national emergency number in the Philippines.
National Center for Mental Health 24/7 Crisis Hotline: (02) 7989-USAP (8727) or 0917 899 USAP (8727)
The Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (http://www.ngf-hope.org/contact-us/) provides 24/7 assistance to those who call (02) 8804-HOPE (4673) or 0917 558 HOPE (4673)
Manila Lifeline Centre: (02) 8896-9191
In Touch Community Services 24/7 Crisis Hotline: (02) 8893 7603, 0917 800 1123 or 0922 893 8944
112 is the national emergency number in Poland.
Olsztynski Telefon Zaufania 'Anonimowy Przyjaciel (http://telefonzaufania.org/) provides 24/7 assistance as it is the only unit of this type in Poland. They can be reached by calling 89 19288 or 89 527 00 00.
112 is the national emergency number in Portugal.
Voz de Apoio (http://www.vozdeapoio.pt) is anonymous and confidential. You can speak to them by calling 225 50 60 70 or through Skype, face-to-face, or writing.
Sos Voz Amiga (http://www.sosvozamiga.org) is available daily from 4pm to 12am by calling 213 544 545, 912 802 669, or 963 524 660. Free Green Line callers can call 800 209 899 from 9pm to 12am.
Sos Estudante (http://sosestudante.pt) provides anonymous, confidential support every day from 8pm to 1am by calling 915 246 060, 969 554 545, 239 484 020 as well as through Skype.
112 is the national emergency number in Romania.
Alian?a Român? de Preven?ie a Suicidului (http://www.antisuicid.com/) is a Romanian support helpline whose mission is to give psychological and emotional support to those that find themselves in depression, those who are in a psychological crisis and those who are suicidal. Help is offered by psychologists and volunteers from Psychology Universities.
TelVerde antidepresie: 0800 0800 20. A toll-free anti-depression hotline which is available 24/7.
112 is the national emergency number in Russia.
051 (or 8495051) is a 24-hour emergency number for Moscow residents
Samaritans (Cherepovets): 007 (8202) 577-577
192 is the national police emergency number for Serbia
193 is the national emergency medical services number for Serbia
SRCE Novi Sad (http://www.centarsrce.org/): (+381) 21-6623-393
999 and 995 are the national emergency numbers for the police and ambulances in Singapore.
The Samaritans of Singapore (https://sos.org.sg/) is the only 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline in Singapore, for anyone having difficulty coping during a crisis, who are thinking of suicide or affected by suicide."
The Institute of Mental Health (Singapore) also has a 24-hour Mental Health Helpline (https://www.imh.com.sg/contact-us/) if you are facing a mental health crisis or emergency."
The Singapore Association of Mental Health (http://www.samhealth.org.sg/) is a voluntary welfare organisation that provides a toll-free counselling helpline for those with emotional crisis or mental health conditions."
112 is the national emergency number in Slovakia
051 / 7731 000 - Linka dôvery (Prešov) (Mo: 7.00 - 15.30, Tue - Thu: 7.00 - 15.00, Fri: 7.00 - 14.30)
IP?ko.sk (www.ipcko.sk) - Suicide prevention and psychological help (mainly for youth), providing online chat counseling service from 7am to midnight. IP?ko also provides email counseling 24/7 on email@example.com.
112 is the national emergency number in Slovenia.
Zaupni telefon Samarijan in Sopotnik (http://www.telefon-samarijan.si/) is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. The purpose of the organisation is to be available for a conversation to anyone suffering from distress. The confidential phone call hotline is carried out in accordance with the fundamental principles of the international organisation IFOTES. Qualified volunteers can be reached on the toll-free telephone number 116 123.
TOM – telefon za otroke in mladostnike (http://www.e-tom.si) is available 7-days a week from 13:00 - 20:00 and is primarily meant for children and adolescents in distress. The telephone functions within the Association of Friends of Youth of Slovenia (ZPMS). It serves the purpose of providing emotional support for children and young people who face various questions, dilemmas or distress during the process of growing up. Advisers are available to callers needing to share their problems or are seeking advice and additional information on the toll-free telephone number 116 111.
Klic v duševni stiski (http://www.psih-klin...dusevni-stiski/) is available 7-days a week 19:00 - 7:00. Counsellors of the hotline are trained to work with people and especially trained to talk with people who are having suicidal thoughts. However, you can call for help regardless of the cause of your distress. They are available on the telephone number (01) 520-99-00.
Ženska svetovalnica – krizni center (http://www.drustvo-z...alnica.si/o-nas) is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. It is a voluntary women's organisation that works in the field of psycho-social assistance and the self-help of women who are victims of violence. They offer free counseling, information on public service competencies and assistance in organizing self-help groups to women in need. They are available on the telephone number +386 31 233 211.
10111 and 10177 are the national emergency numbers for the police and ambulances in South Africa.
The Triangle project (https://triangle.org.za/about/) provides a helpline where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people can talk to a trained professional. The professional will ensure the callers privacy and can also refer the caller to other support networks. It can be reached at (021) 712 6699 daily from 13:00 to 21:00. The counselor will then call you back.
Suicide Crisis Line: Call 0800 567 567 or SMS 31393 
112 is the national emergency number in Spain.
Teléfono de la Esperanza (http://www.telefonodelaesperanza.org) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, allowing callers to discuss a range of challenges from trauma and suicide to relationship issues.They can be reached by calling 717 003 717.
Sri Lanka Sumithrayo - Bandarawela: 011 057 2222662
The Samaritans, St. Vincent: (784) 456 1044
Befrienders Khartoum: (249) 11-555-253
112 is the national emergency number in Sweden.
Självmordslinjen (Suicide prevention hotline) (https://mind.se/sjalvmordslinjen/) is a registered Non-profit organisation that has worked with mental health since 1931. The organisation provides a 24-hour email, chat and hotline service, all of which are toll-free.
Hjälplinjen (The help line) (https://www.1177.se/...Om-Hjalplinjen/) offers temporary psychological support over the phone (toll-free), 7 days a week 13:00 - 22:00. You can opt to be anonymous. The service is run by Sweden's municipalities through Vårdguiden (the care guide).
BRIS - Barnens rätt i samhället (Children's right in society) (https://www.bris.se/) is a children's right organisation. they offer toll-free and anonymous support for all children and young adults up to the age of 18 through phone and chat every day of the year 14:00 - 21:00. BRIS can be reached at 116 111 but also offers contact to curators through email and contact with other youth through their online forum.
112 is the national emergency number in Switzerland.
Die dargebotene Hand (https://www.143.ch/): 143 (helpline for any kind of life crisis and mental health problems)
Kaohsiung Life Line: http://www.life1995.org.tw/
Samaritans of Thailand: (02) 713-6793
Lifeline: (868) 645 2800
999 and 112 is the national emergency number in the United Kingdom
111, Option 2, is the National Health Services' First Response Service for mental health crises and support. This is not available in all areas of the country yet.
Samaritans (http://www.samaritans.org/) is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in distress or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom. They provide a 24/7, toll-free crisis line, as well as local branches.
Samaritans Helpline can be reached at 116 123.
Campaign Against Living Miserably (https://www.thecalmzone.net/) is a registered charity based in England. It was launched in March 2006 as a campaign aimed at bringing the suicide rate down among men aged 15–35. It has a limited-hour phone and webchat options.
CALM (Nationwide) can be reached at 0800 58 58 58 (available every day from 5PM to midnight).
CALM (London) can be reached at 0808 802 58 58 (available every day from 5PM to midnight).
CALM webchat can be found at https://www.thecalmz.../help/get-help/ (available every day from 5PM to midnight).
Shout (https://www.giveusashout.org/) is the UK's first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It is a place to go for those struggling to cope and in need of immediate help. Shout is an affiliate of the 'Crisis Text Line' in the U.S., but this is the first time the tried and tested technology has come to the UK.
Text HELP to 85258
911 is the national emergency number in the United States.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. It provides Spanish-speaking counselors, as well as options for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. It is only available in the United States. A 24-hour an Online Chat in partnership with Contact USA is also available.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255, and in 2019, the use of 988 was approved.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (ESP) can be reached at 1-888-628-9454
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Deaf & Hard of Hearing Options) can be reached at 1-800-799-4889
The Veterans Crisis Line (https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/) is a 24-hour, toll-free hotline that provides phone, webchat, and text options available to military veterans and their families. It provides options for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
The Veterans Crisis Line can be reached at 1-800-273-8255, followed by Pressing 1.
IMAlive Crisis Chatine (www.imalive.org) is a non-profit, worldwide 24/7, anonymous chatline to help anyone in crisis via instant messaging.
The Crisis Text Line (crisistextline.org) is the only 24/7, nationwide crisis-intervention text-message hotline.
The Crisis Text Line can be reached by texting HOME to 741-741.
Samaritans USA (http://www.samaritansusa.org/) is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in distress or at risk of suicide throughout the United States.
The Trevor Project (http://www.thetrevorproject.org/) is a nationwide organization that provides a 24-hour phone hotline, as well as limited-hour webchat and text options, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
The TrevorLifeline can be reached at 1-866-488-7386.
TrevorChat can be found at https://www.thetrevo...g/get-help-now/ (available 7 days a week from 3PM to 10PM ET).
TrevorText can be reached by texting TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 (available M-F from 3PM to 10PM ET).
The Trans Lifeline (https://www.translifeline.org/) is a nonprofit organization that is created by and for the transgender community, providing crisis intervention hotlines, staffed by transgender individuals, available in the United States and Canada.
The Trans Lifeline can be reached at 1-877-565-8860.
Also refer to How to Help a Suicidal Person on Suicide.org
If someone you know needs to be hospitalized because they are suicidal, you should take several steps to ensure their safety.
First off, realize that just because someone is in a hospital does not mean that he or she cannot or will not die by suicide. Some hospitals are great, but others are horrible. And the staff will rotate throughout the day, so whoever is working there when you arrive will be gone in a matter of minutes or hours.
So be sure to accompany the person to the hospital and take a good look at the facility. Ask a lot of questions. Talk with the doctors and nurses who will be treating the person you are bringing in. Get specific information about what the doctors and nurses will do with respect to assessment and treatment. If you are not satisfied with the hospital or the staff, then go elsewhere.
After you ask all of the questions that you can think of, do not leave. Keep in mind that medication can take time to work, so stay with the person.
Ideally, you want to stay with the person for all of the available visiting hours throughout his or her entire stay in the hospital. And if you can't do that, get help from others. You want to monitor everything that is going on, ask ongoing questions, report problems, and comfort the person that you are with.
I want to emphatically repeat that just because someone is in a hospital does not mean that he or she will not die by suicide. So, again, stay with the person as much as possible.
Anytime that something occurs that you do not understand or agree with, speak up. Demand that the person you are with receives the very best treatment 100% of the time.
Also, make sure that there are no objects that can be used as a method for suicide that the person can get a hold of. People who are highly suicidal can use virtually anything to try to harm themselves, so do not assume that the hospital is a safe environment. If you want something removed from the room, speak up, or remove it yourself.
Appreciate that working with a suicidal person can be draining on you, so try to set up a support system for yourself. If other people can come in and visit with the person, so you have a small group together, that can ease your burden, and also act as a support structure for you.
When the person is discharged, you will need to be particularly careful because many suicides occur shortly after discharge. Again, stay with the person as much as possible.
And make sure that all follow-up care is provided.
To summarize: Stay with the person as much as possible before, during, and after the hospital stay. Ask a lot of questions, and realize that just because a person is in a hospital does not mean that he or she cannot die by suicide.
Always take suicidal comments very seriously. When a person says that he or she is thinking about suicide, you must always take the comments seriously. Assuming that the person is only seeking attention is a very serious, and potentially disastrous, error. Get help immediately.
Follow the information that is on the home page of Suicide.org. Feel free to view the home page of this site and to use it to help you. Dealing with a person who is suicidal is not easy, so following what is on the home page of Suicide.org can help you. And always remember that you need to call 911 or your local emergency number immediately for anyone who is at a high risk for suicide. Do not hesitate.
Try not to act shocked. The person is already highly distressed, and if you are shocked by what is said, the person will become more distressed. Stay calm, and talk with him or her in a matter-of-fact manner, but get help immediately. If the person is at a high risk for suicide, call 911 immediately.
Get help immediately. Call 911, 1-800-SUICIDE, or 1-800-273-TALK. This point cannot be overemphasized; a person who is suicidal needs immediate professional help.
Do not handle the situation by yourself. A suicidal person needs immediate assistance from qualified mental health professionals. Again, call 911, 1-800-SUICIDE, or 1-800-273-TALK. And do not allow untrained individuals to act as the only couselors to the individual.
While you are waiting for help to arrive (or if there is no emergency):
Listen attentively to everything that the person has to say. Let the person talk as much as he or she wants to. Listen closely so that you can be as supportive as possible, and learn as much as possible about what is causing the suicidal feelings.
Comfort the person with words of encouragement. Use common sense to offer words of support. Remember that intense emotional pain can be overwhelming, so be as gentle and caring as possible. There is no script to use in situations like these, because each person and each situation is different. Listen carefully, and offer encouraging words when appropriate.
Let the person know that you are deeply concerned. Tell the person that you are concerned, and show them that you are concerned. A suicidal person is highly vulnerable and needs to feel that concern.
If the person is at a high risk of suicide, do not leave him or her alone. Do not leave a critically suicidal person alone for even a second. Only after you get professional help for the person can you consider leaving him or her.
Talk openly about suicide.
Ask the person, "Are you feeling so bad that you are thinking about suicide?"
If the answer is yes, ask, "Have you thought about how you would do it?"
If the answer is yes, ask, "Do you have what you need to do it?"
If the answer is yes, ask, "Have you thought about when you would do it?"
Here are those four important questions in abbreviated form:
Have what you need?
You need to know as much as possible about what is going on in the person's mind. The more planning that someone has put into a suicide, the greater the risk. If the person has a method and a time in mind, the risk is extremely high and you cannot hesitate to call 911 and ensure that professional treatment is given.
If the person talks about using a firearm that he or she owns for suicide, call the police so they may remove the firearm(s). Firearms are used in the majority of suicides, and those who use a firearm usually do not survive. It is thus an emergency that needs to be handled by the police immediately.
Don't be judgmental. Do not invalidate anything that the person says or feels. The person is probably suffering from a chemical imbalance in the brain, and thus could not possibly think clearly. Be supportive and caring, not judgmental, but get help immediately.
Be careful of the statements that you make. You do not want to make the person feel any worse than he or she already does. Again, the person is probably suffering from a chemical imbalance in the brain and is thus extremely sensitive.
Listen, listen, listen. Be gentle, kind, and understanding. Again, allow the person to talk as much as he or she wants. Always listen very attentively, and encourage him or her to talk more. Be as gentle, kind, and understanding as possible.
Let the person express emotion in the way that he or she wants. Allow the person to cry, yell, swear and do what is necessary to release the emotion. However, do not allow the person to become violent or harm himself or herself.
Again, use the home page of Suicide.org to help the person. Make a copy of it and give it to him or her. This will not only help the person now, but also in the future when he or she needs help. You can also make copies of any of the pages of the Suicide.org site that you think will help the person, and give them to him or her. (There is no charge for distributing copies of pages of this site in print media, not on the Internet, for noncommercial, nonprofit use.)
After the person has received help and is no longer critically suicidal, help the person make an appointment with a medical doctor and a therapist. If the person has not yet seen a medical doctor or a therapist, help him or her make the appointments. Suicidal feelings need to be dealt with on a professional level. Only trained professions should assume the care for the person. This is very important. Do not try to help the person by yourself. Make sure that the person is seen by a medical doctor and a therapist.
Before you leave the person, make sure that he or she has received professional help from qualified mental health professionals or that the risk of suicide has dissipated. You cannot leave the person until the risk of suicide is gone or he or she is in treatment. A person who is suicidal is at risk of suicide at any juncture. Ensure that all appropriate actions are taken to help the person before you leave.
When in doubt about what to do, call 911 immediately. Be safe. A suicidal person needs professional help. Period. If you are not sure what to do, it is certainly better to err on the side of caution and get professional assistance immediately. Again, if you are not sure what to do, call 911.
If someone tells you that you need to keep his or her suicidal intentions a secret, then you never can keep that "secret." Under no circumstances can you keep a "secret" that could cause someone's death. You are not violating a privileged communication; you are taking the steps necessary to prevent a suicide. That is an expression of love, caring, and deep concern, and is the only ethical choice in a situation as serious as this.
Follow up with the person on a regular basis to make sure that he or she is doing okay. Suicidal feelings can come and go, so follow up to see how the person is. It is very important to show continued support. If the person becomes suicidal again, take immediate action to help him or her.