Suicide Hotlines

Immediate Telephone Support:

If you or someone you know needs immediate help in the U.S., call the line for hope to talk to someone live in your local area. They can talk to you and direct you to local resources.

  • (800)273-8255 …..1-800-273-TALK
  • (877)838-2838 …..1-877-Vet2Vet Veterans peer support line
  • (800)784-2432 …..1-800-SUICIDA Spanish speaking suicide hotline
  • (877)968-8454 …..1-877-YOUTHLINE teen to teen peer counseling hotline
  • (800)472-3457 …..1-800-GRADHLP Grad student hotline
  • (800)773-6667 …..1-800-PPD-MOMS Post partum depression hotline

Immediate Online Support: 

24-hour online crisis center, visit

If someone has talked to you about suicide, and you believe they are currently a threat to themselves or someone else but won’t take your help, call 911.

American Association of Suicidology

If a friend or relative is suicidal visit:

Find a Therapist:  Psychology Today’s therapist finder.

Find a Psychopharmacologist (doctor specializing in medication): American Society for Clinical Psychophamacologists.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Policy: Crisis Centers Best Practices

Our understanding of the Hopeline / IMAlive has been working to follow same guidelines that the Samaritans of the UK Philosophy and Befrienders International follow which is non-intervention.
Please download a list of our guidelines here.

“To most of those who have experienced it, the horror of depression is so overwhelming as to be quite beyond expression. . . if depression had no termination, then suicide would, indeed, be the only remedy. But. . . depression is not the soul’s annihilation; men and women who have recovered from the disease-and they are countless-bear witness to what is probably its only saving grace: it is conquerable.”
William Styron