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Having thoughts of suicide is not unusual or shameful. Most people who experience even intense suicidal moments recover and live fulfilling lives. Getting professional help is important, and connecting to support of various kinds makes a difference in getting through these difficult time. 


If you have been taking suicidal actions, OR you have tried to hurt yourself today or made a recent suicide attempt, get help immediately by calling 911.

  1. If you are not hurt, have a friend help you get to a mental health urgent care setting or the emergency room

  2. If you are having intense suicidal thoughts or urges please connect with a crisis counselor now at:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

NSPL Online Chat Services

Crisis Textline: Text “HOME” to 741-741

Get Talking 

Even if you don’t think you will act upon them, if you are having thoughts about killing or hurting yourself, you need to talk about it with someone. This is a vital first step in the process of getting better. Know that it is OK to have suicidal thoughts, but it’s not OK to keep your thoughts secret. Don’t be afraid to reach out or ask for help. Help is available and more options for getting help exist than ever before. Reach out to at least one or more of the following:

  • Family member

  • Friend

  • Crisis counselor (1-800-273-8255) or text HOME to 741-741

  • Reach Out via Our Contact Form

  • Primary Care Doctor

  • Mental Health Professional (Therapist)

  • Teacher or educator you trust

  • Church Leader

  • Find a Support Group

Create a safety plan

Having a safety plan in place during a time of emotional vulnerability or in crisis is one way to help manage your thoughts and feelings and a quick way to refer yourself to help. Use the link below for a safety plan template. Share your safety plan with your doctor(s), family, friends, or anyone else in your support network.

Create a Safety Plan Here

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