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Crisis Text Line is here to help you, whatever you're going through. We provide 24/7, free and confidential support and...


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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone, text message (SMS) and...


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TrevorLifeline offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We support youth, the...


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Veterans Crisis Line is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone, text message...


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The Games and Online Harassment Hotline is a free, text message-based, confidential emotional support hotline for gamers and...


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LGBT National Hotline offers free and confidential support by phone and online chat. We are here for the LGBTQ+ community in...


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LGBT National Senior Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We help the LGBTQ+ community,...


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LGBT National Youth Talkline offers free and confidential support over phone. We help adults, youth, the LGBTQ+ community in...


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TXT 4 HELP provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information over text message (SMS). We are here for youth in...


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National Grad Crisis Line is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We exist to...


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Centerstone Military Services is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support over phone. We support veterans in...


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Teen Line is dedicated to providing free, compassionate and confidential support over phone and text message (SMS). We help...


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During this difficult time, the NAMI HelpLine is here for you. HelpLine volunteers are working to answer questions, offer...


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Physician Support Line provides free and confidential support by phone. We exist to help people in United States who may be...


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Su Familia offers free, reliable and confidential health information in Spanish and English to callers to help them navigate...


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Teen Hopeline is a Christian helpline that has been a place of refuge and encouragement for hurting and broken teens. Speak...


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Disaster Distress Helpline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone and text...


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SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish,...


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The Boys Town National Hotline is a Short-term crisis hotline for children, youth and parents, who are directly or indirectly...


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Contact a suicide hotline in United States for free support

If you're experiencing suicidal thoughts, you're not alone. Suicidal thoughts aren't talked about very much, but many people experience them during their lives. There are 23 suicide hotlines (crisis lines or helplines) in United States that can help. If you're not sure what suicidal thoughts look like, they might look like any of the following:

  • Feeling like there is no end in sight to the pain you're feeling
  • Losing your motivation to keep going
  • Making plans for ending your life
  • Feeling like you wouldn't be missed if you were gone
  • Thinking you're going to feel this way forever
  • Looking up information about how to kill yourself
  • Feeling like you can't cope with the pain anymore
  • Feeling deep and constant despair

A suicidal crisis is a normal response to very severe psychological pain that won't go away. You may be at a point where you're struggling to find the strength to get through one more day. It may not seem like it, but there is hope. You can heal your pain without ending your life.

It's normal to feel like nobody will get you when you're feeling suicidal. It may even feel like you're beyond help. But crisis supporters don't think so. Crisis supporters in United States want to help you and they are available 24/7 to lend a listening ear.

For free and confidential support with suicide, consider contacting a hotline in United States today.


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