Suicide Prevention


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:
  • 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

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:

Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Find your local mental health authority or local behavioral health authority.