I need immediate help right now

If you are worried that you might hurt yourself or someone else, it’s important to know you are not alone. There are plenty of organizations available to support you and help you get through this.

Although it may feel like you have no options right now, you do:

Dial 911

If you feel you are in immediate danger of taking your own life, call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room or Emergency Clinic. Medical staff here are trained to help.

Talk to someone trained to listen

You can call the 24 hour crisis line for free on (they are available 24/7). The person on the other end of the line doesn’t know who you are; they won’t judge you or tell any of your friends or family about how you feel. They are simply there to listen to anything you have to say, at any time. You can also email them, write a letter or send them an SMS text if you don’t feel comfortable speaking on the phone.

24 Hour Crisis Lines:

1.  Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
2.  Georgia Crisis Line 1-800-715-4225
3.  Teens in crisis  1-877-968-5463
4.  Crisis Hotlines or E-mails for every part of the world:
Befrienders Worldwide: http://www.befrienders.org/index.asp

Read our suicidal thoughts page

If you don’t feel in immediate danger of harming yourself, but are having thoughts about suicide, you may find it useful to read our page on suicidal thoughts. Here we look at coping mechanisms and how talk therapy can help.