Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs of suicide and taking them seriously. Talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life. National and local mental health services offer telephone and face-to-face counseling for people who are at risk of suicide. Contact your local mental health authority or call 2-1-1 and ask for the LMHA in your area.
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Call: 800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK)
- Chat online: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- Support for people who are deaf and hard of hearing: 800-799-4889
- La Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 888-628-9454
Support for Veterans and Their Loved Ones
The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring, confidential support 24/7
- Call: 800-273-8255 and Press 1
- Chat online: www.veteranscrisisline.net
- Send a text message: 838255
- Support for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Texas Suicide Prevention
The Texas Suicide Prevention website provides free resources, educational information, phone apps and training.
Help Outside the United States
To find a suicide helpline outside the United States, visit: