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US and Canada Suicide Prevention Resources

USA

The National Suicide Prevention Lifelines (NSPL)

This the central suicide prevention site in the US. Its mission is to provide immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a toll-free telephone number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). They will also route you to one of the 150 Suicide Crisis centers in the US.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

IMALIVE

Provide help and hope through online crisis chat, educational college events, and awareness campaigns.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The AFSP has local chapters.

New Hope Christian crisis phoneline

714-NEW-HOPE (639-4673). Does not encourage calls on another’s behalf.

Spanish Language

Red Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio – Cuando usted llama al nmero 1-888-628-9454
Spanish speaking suicide hotline: 1-800-SUICIDA (784-2432)

Veterans Crisis Line
Phone 1-800-273-8255, press 1; text to 838255; or live chat via the site.

Canada

Please add +1 before the numbers to call from long distance or internationally.

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP)

List of local crisis centers who you can call.