Find suicide prevention help around the world

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If you are feeling suicidal and need to talk to someone, there are numerous resources around the world that can help. View a list of global resources below.

If you have a friend or family member who is depressed or expressing suicidal thoughts, learn about the myths and facts surrounding suicide, and take the quiz below on how to talk — and what not to say — to someone with suicidal thoughts.

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Take the following quiz to see how well-versed you are in talking to friends and family members that are expressing suicidal thoughts:

Quiz: What's the right and wrong thing to say and do to someone who is suicidal?

What’s the right and wrong thing to say and do to someone who is suicidal? Take this quiz to learn how best to deal with a loved one who is hurting. Source: Pat Moore Foundation, Lake County Suicide Prevention Coalition.


International Suicide Prevention Resources:

Befrienders Worldwide

International Association for Suicide Prevention: Crisis Centers

Suicide.org: International hotlines

Kenneth Hemmerick’s global web directory of suicide prevention resources

Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative (World Health Organization)
Report in Arabic, English, French, Japanese, Russian Spanish. Executive summaries in English, Chinese, Spanish.

North America

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

Veterans Crisis Line
Text to: 838255

Kristin Brooks Hope Center Hopeline
1-800-442-HOPE (4673)
Veterans’ line: 1-877-838-2838(1-877-Vet2Vet)
Post partum depression hotline: 1-800-PPD-MOMS
Teen to teen peer counseling: 1-877-YOUTHLINE
Spanish speaking suicide hotline: 1-800-784-2432 (1-800-SUICIDA)

Mantherapy.org
Help with a humorous take from Dr. Rich Mahogany by the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention, Carson J Spencer Foundation and Cactus.

Canadian Center for Suicide Prevention: Find a Crisis Centre

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP): Crisis Centers in North America
Canada, USA, Barbados, Manitoba, Mexico

South America
International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP): Crisis Centers in South America
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Equador, Honduras, Peru, Uruguay

Asia

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP): Crisis Centers in Asia
China, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Sir Lanka, Thailand

Samaritans of Singapore

Oceania
International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP): Crisis Centers in Oceania
Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga

Big White Wall New Zealand

Africa

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP): Crisis Centers in Africa
Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa

Europe

IFOTES (International Federation of Telephone Emergency Services)
Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP): Crisis Centers in Europe
Armenia, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, UK

Big White Wall UK