STATEWIDE (WIS) - Here is a list of resources if you or a friend or family member is in a suicidal crisis:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Why should I call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)?
The Lifeline Network answers thousands of calls from people in emotional distress. There are many reasons for their calls. Please call for any of the following reasons:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Information on suicide
- Information on mental health/illness
- Substance abuse/addiction
- To help a friend or loved one
- Relationship problems
- Economic problems
- Sexual orientation issues
- Physical illness
- Family problems
Who should call?
- Anyone who feels sad, hopeless, or suicidal.
- Family and friends who are concerned about a loved one.
- Anyone interested in mental health treatment and service referrals.
Who and where am I calling?
- When you dial 1-800-273-TALK, you are calling the crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. To find out what center is closest to you search the Crisis Center Locator.
- Lifeline's service is free and confidential.
- The hotline is staffed by trained counselors.
- We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- We have information about mental health services in your area that can help you.
What will happen when I call?
- You will hear a message saying you have reached the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
- You will hear hold music while your call is being routed.
- You will be helped by a trained crisis worker.
- You will be given mental health services referrals if needed.
How can I call?
- Dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
- If you are a TTY user, please use our TTY number: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889).
- Para obtener asistencia en español durante las 24 horas, llame al 1-888-628-9454.
- Tuesday, September 28 event:
SC Suicide Prevention Coalition
Dorn VA Medical Center Lobby
6439 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia
Speakers and hands-on activities including "Message of Hope" bottles and "Operation Thank You" postcards
The new U.S. Army suicide prevention video "Shoulder to Shoulder: I Will Never Quit on Life" will be shown
779-5363 (Mental Health America of South Carolina)
- Sunday, October 17 event: