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If you are feeling suicidal, or if you are concerned about someone, you can reach a trained counselor help right now.

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or Text 988

988 is now the three-digit dialing code that routes callers to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (or 988 Lifeline). Use 988 to call, text, or chat with a counselor 24 hours a day, seven days a week, across the U.S. These counselors are trained to provide free and confidential emotional support and crisis counseling to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, and can also connect individuals to additional resources.

If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.

If you’re worried about someone else

The situation is an emergency and immediate action is needed if the person:

  • Has a weapon or other lethal means in the act of harming themself
  • Is threatening to hurt or kill themself
  • Is looking for ways to hurt or kill themself, or talking about a plan to do so
  • Talks about death or suicide and is acting anxious or agitated
  • Talks about death or suicide and is intoxicated due to substance use

What to do

  1. Call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988
  2. Don’t leave the person alone
  3. Remove all lethal means (weapons, medications, etc.) from the vicinity
  4. Take the person to a nearby emergency room or walk-in psychiatric crisis clinic
  5. Do not put yourself in danger; if you are concerned about your own safety, call 9-1-1

If the situation is not an emergency

Don’t be afraid to reach out to the person you care about and create a safe space for them to talk about what they’re going through. Need help figuring out what to say? Visit the Suicide Is Preventable website.