Resources for Youth Suicide Risk

 If you are in a crisis, please call 911 or go to your local emergency department.

Crisis Hotlines, Text Message, Chat and Email Services

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: dial 9-8-8

  • The 988 Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” or “Start” to 741 741

  • Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis.

Your Life Your Voice

  • Your Life Your Voice is a website provided by the Boys Town National Hotline organization and provides youth and families the opportunity to ​ask ​their questions via​ phone, text, chat or email.

The Steve FundText STEVE to 741741

  • The Steve Fund is the nation’s leading organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color through the promotion of programs and strategies that build understanding and assistance for the mental and emotional health.

The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386

  • The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

  • Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education.

Websites with Information and Resources

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

  • SPRC is a federally funded center that provides mental health resources, effective strategies for suicide prevention, recent news for suicide prevention research, and trainings for further education.

The Jed Foundation

  • The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit that advocates for suicide prevention, increased community awareness, and partnerships with high schools and colleges to strengthen mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention programs.

Youth Suicide Warning Signs

  • Website detailing warning signs of youth suicide.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

  • AFSP is a health organization that funds research, educates the public about mental health and suicide, advocates for public policies in mental health and suicide, and supports survivors of suicide loss.

American Association of Suicidology

  • AAS is an organization that serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide. Promotes research, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers.

The Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

  • The Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is the nation’s public-private partnership for suicide prevention. The Action Alliance works with more than 250 national partners to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)

  • SAMHSA is an agency within the U.S. DHHS that leads public health efforts to advance behavioral health and improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families.