1-800-273-TALK (8255) For the hearing impaired: TTY: 1-800-799-4889
24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of 150+ crisis centers.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS:
In the Event of a Suicide Emergency in Montgomery County PA, Call 9-1-1 or:
• Adult Mobile Crisis Support, available 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 1-855-634-4673. An unidentified vehicle will come to you in Montgomery County, PA.
• Children’s Crisis Support Program, available 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 1-888-435-7414
MONTGOMERY COUNTY LOCAL TALK LINES
• Peer Support Talk Line, available Monday – Sunday, 3:00pm to 8:00pm at 1-855-715-8255
• Teen Talk Line, Call: 1-866-825-5856, Text: 215-703-8411,
Surviving Suicide: A Mother’s Search for Meaning Article from Psychology Today (October 16, 2014), by Allen J Frances M.D. "How to live with the gaping hole? How to stop the self blaming? How to understand this most mysterious of actions? How to get thru the day?"
With the help of the World Health Organization, IASP has complied helplines from around the globe. Search by region to find a local crisis center or crisis phone number.
Crisis Text Line
You can TEXT for help. Text the word SIGNS to 741741 for 24 hours a day/7 days a week, anonymous, free crisis counseling.
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via text. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
National Alliance on Mental Illness www.nami.org
"When you live with a mental health condition, your brain and body often send you a message that makes you feel like you are in a crisis situation. But sometimes you may find yourself in a dangerous situation. For our purposes here, a crisis might mean getting in trouble with the law or injuring yourself accidentally or on purpose. It's also a crisis situation if you find yourself developing a plan to take your own life or are considering hurting others."
Article from Psychology Today (October 16, 2014), by Allen J Frances M.D.
"How to live with the gaping hole? How to stop the self blaming? How to understand this most mysterious of actions? How to get thru the day?"
In addition to the linked article, see a list of articles and resources for coping with grief, and loss, suicide research, and more.
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