Resources for Suicide Prevention During COVID-19
Pain isn't always obvious and during a time when many of us are feeling increased anxiety and stress, it may be harder to recognize when someone is having thoughts of suicide. Professional training isn't necessary to learn to recognize warning signs of suicide and how to help yourself or someone you are concerned about. The Know the Signs website is a great place to start. Trust your instincts – if your gut tells you something is wrong, reach out with compassion and a willingness to listen. If you are thinking about suicide or are feeling overwhelmed, reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255.
Resources for Suicide Prevention During COVID-19:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 or access online chat services to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7. Prompts are offered to connect to the Ayuda en Español (Spanish language network) or call directly: 1-888-628-9454 or the Veterans Crisis Line, which also offers online chat services.
- SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.
- Teen Line: Text "TEEN" to 839863 between 6:00pm-9:00pm PST for teen-to-teen
- support or visit their online message board.
- Crisis Text Line: Text "EMM" to 741-741 to be connected to a trained counselor for free, confidential support 24/7.
- View Social Media Reporting Resources for more information on what to do if you are concerned about a social or digital media user that you don't know.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Emotional Well-being During the COVID-19 Outbreak.
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Resources to Support Mental Health and Coping with the Coronavirus.
Please stay safe!