Suicide Prevention Week: Resources for Help by Lauren Christiansen


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If you or a loved one needs crisis intervention services, it’s reassuring to know there is help available. When suffering from severe anxiety and depression, it can feel as though nobody understands the struggles we face. Fortunately, there are many hotlines, support groups, and mental health-related services that exist to help. During Suicide Prevention Week, we felt it necessary to share some of these resources.

1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Phone: 1800-273-8255

The National Suicide Prevention Line offers 24/7 free and confidential support for those in severe distress or in need of emotional support. They also offer crisis resources so those who call can get the extra support they need in the area they live in.

2. Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 to Connect with a Counselor

The Crisis Text Line is a free 24/7 support text system for those in emotional distress. After texting, the caller will be connected with a trained Crisis Counselor. Along with suicide prevention resources, they also provide support for those struggling with Coronavirus-related fears, anxiety, depression, emotional abuse, and school-related stresses.

3. Trevor Lifeline

Text START to 6788678 or Confidential Chat on Website

The Trevor Project is the leading crisis intervention and suicide prevention center for those in the LGBTQ communities under the age of 25. Founded in 1998, they offer accredited life-saving programs and services to LGBTQ youth.

4. Veterans Crisis Line

Phone: 1800-273-8255, Press 1 or Confidential Online Chat

Related to the National Suicide Prevention Line, Veterans Crisis Line gives 24/7 support to vets. They give crisis intervention resources and support to those struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, or other service-related mental health issues.

5. SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Resource Center

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center provides accurate research, knowledge, and effective strategies for preventing suicide and coping with mental health issues. On their website, users can find tools, fact sheets, phone numbers, and other resources.

6. Anthem of Hope

Anthem of Hope is a Christian-based mental health organization dedicated to those struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal tendencies, self-harm, and addiction. On their website, users can find a confidential chat messaging system, support group resources, and a link for counseling centers near the user’s location.

7. National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

The Action Alliance Center is a public-private partnership for suicide prevention and crisis intervention. Working with 250 partners, the Alliance Center works to transform health systems to include suicide prevention techniques and transform communities so they work together to prevent suicide. The Alliance Center advocates for a National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, which seeks to reduce the number of suicides through the implementation of 13 goals and 60 objectives.

8. Straight Talk Counseling Center

Phone: 714-828-2000

Straight Talk Counseling Center is a wellness center that offers long term counseling and a series of prevention services. Their mission is to make mental health, substance abuse, and rehabilitative services available to all communities and individuals in need. They offer teletherapy for those struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, addiction, domestic abuse, and other related issues.



Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or trauma? If so, please contact Straight Talk Counseling at 714-828-2000 or visit our website at straighttalkcounseling.org. One of our professional counselors would be happy to speak with you.




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