Surviving A Suicidal Crisis
If you are thinking about suicide: Read this First (from Metanoia.org)
For immediate assistance
- Call the toll-free Access Crisis Intervention (ACI) Hotline for your region
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Go to the nearest hospital emergency room
- Or call 911 for emergency services
The Mental Health Services Locator can provide information on mental health services and resources in your area.
Other Possible Personal Resources
- Personal Physician or Nurse
- School counselor, psychologist, social worker, or nurse
- Employee Assistance Programs
- Family, Friends, and/or Co-workers
If you need help contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Are you helping a friend? You may want to read "Understanding and Helping the Suicidal Person" from the American Association of Suicidology.
The Stop a Suicide Today website offers additional information that may be helpful, such as the Suicide Risk Questionnaire, a list of what not to do, and what to expect during the evaluation process.
In some instances those who are in danger of harming themselves refuse to seek help and it may become necessary to seek involuntary treatment.
If you are interested in learning about suicide prevention training please visit our training page.
- DMH Suicide Fact Sheet
- State Suicide Prevention Plan
- "Help Available" Poster
- Well Aware Bullentin (Bullying issue)
News from the Missouri Suicide Prevention Project
- Visit our Calendar of Events
- The Related Links page provides a list of other organizations involved in suicide prevention.
- Visit our Facebook page
Get Involved - Please see our list of things that you can do to help increase awareness and education about suicide prevention.
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Contact Us - send an email to the Suicide Prevention Project staff