You matter. Need help? Get help.
Are you in crisis?
Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline right now at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). The Lifeline is free and confidential with trained counselors available to provide safe, supportive help 24/7.
Worried about a friend?
No matter how uncomfortable if feels when someone makes a remark about suicide, it’s important to not ignore it. You can save a life by making certain your friend is cared for. Please do not leave him or her alone—stay with them and call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.
A note to crisis survivors
When we face an unexpected crisis or major life disruption, it can feel overwhelming and result in traumatic reactions. These reactions vary from person-to-person and event-to-event, based upon a number of variables, including:
- Physical health and abilities
- Emotional strength and capacity
- Mental health
- Spiritual activities and connections
- Resilience skills
- Family and trusted adult support
- Community engagement and support
- View of self
- View of life and future
- Coping skills
If you’re experiencing symptoms that are disrupting your functioning more than six weeks after a traumatic event, you might want to consider counseling. Regardless of your current circumstance, we want to remind you of this truth:
You matter. Need help? Get help. You deserve it – and our world needs what only a healthy YOU can contribute!
Trauma Response & Resilience Resources
- United Way Therapy Line: Call 2-1-1 (Need help? Free support available 24/7 in 47 States)
- SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- National Center for PTSD (Veterans)
- Nurturing Hope Following Community Loss
- 10 Core Principles of Community Resilience
- 7 Lessons from a Resilient Community
- 40 Developmental Assets (Youth 12-18)
- The Protective Factors Framework
- Positive Communication Pledge
- Lessons Learned from Suicide Cluster (US Dept of Education)
- IS PATH WARM? Suicide Warning Signs