If you or someone you know is having thoughts about suicide, there is always help and support out there. You are never alone.
- 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-273-8255) is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline available 24/7 for free and confidential support to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. If you need someone to talk to, they will listen. They also have resources to help yourself, and tools to help someone else.
- The Long Island Crisis Center offers free crisis counseling to individuals who are feeling suicidal or in crisis by chat from 11:00am-11:00pm 7 days a week or on their 24/7 Hotline: 516-679-1111. If you are calling because you are concerned about someone else, LICC offers Suicide Outreach where a trained crisis counselor will anonymously reach out to your friend or family member to let them know someone in their life cares about them and is concerned, and to help them find the next steps for getting help.
- If you text Crisis Text Line at 741741 from anywhere in the US, a trained crisis counselor will talk to you. Many individuals, especially children and adolescents, are not comfortable with talking so this is a great free and confidential service.
- The Samaritans is an NYC based organization dedicated to suicide prevention that offers a 24/7 Hotline: 212-673-3000 and online resources for those who are having suicidal thoughts, know someone who is thinking about suicide, and those who have lost someone to suicide.
For LGBTQ Youth:
- The Trevor Project offers crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth, along with a multitude of resources on their website.
- 24/7 TrevorLifelife: 1-866-488-7386
- Trevor Chat: 7 days/week from 3:00pm-10:00pm
- TrevorText: Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply. Monday-Friday 3:00pm-10:00pm.
- Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to reach Veterans Crisis Line. They also have a 24/7 chat available.
Suicide is a permanent, irreversible decision for a temporary problem- there are always other options. There is ALWAYS help, there is ALWAYS hope, and there is ALWAYS support.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.