If someone talks to you about suicide, take it seriously. A friend may tell you he or she is thinking of killing him or herself and ask you to keep it secret. THIS IS A SECRET YOU CANNOT KEEP! To be a good friend, encourage the person talking about suicide to talk to an adult he or she trusts or suggest they call TEEN LINE to talk in confidence to a teen.

If you think someone may be suicidal, don’t be afraid to ask. Mentioning suicide will not give the person the idea or push them over the edge. Talking about it can prevent it from happening. The crisis period usually lasts only a short time. WITH PROFESSIONAL HELP, A SUICIDAL PERSON CAN GET BETTER.


  • Talking about committing suicide
  • Preoccupation with death
  • Having a specific plan for committing suicide
  • Dramatic changes in behavior
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Recent loss of a loved one


American Association of Suicidology

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
AAS Mission Statement: To promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it.

7days 24hrs

(202) 237-2280

(202) 237-2282

Befrienders Worldwide

Provides general info and listings of volunteer emotional support centers worldwide.

California Youth Crisis Line

Crisis phone counseling, information, and referrals for all problems ages 12-24. Bilingual when available. Can connect without charge to parent/guardian or other agency. Message relay service. 

Sacramento, CA 95816


Crisis Chat

Online Chat service. If you can’t reach a chat specialist, call 1-800-273-TALK(8255) for emotional support.

Girls and Boys Town National Hotline

Crisis and resource referral services. Specialize in family reunification of runaways and homeless adolescents ages 11-17. Counseling over the phone and online. Placement and long-term residential care. Bilingual. 

Crawford St,
Boys Town, NE 68010


I’m Alive

Suicide prevention resources and support VIA CHAT


Los Angeles County Youth Suicide Prevention Project

Provides information about the prevention, intervention, and post-vention of suicide among youth. Provides information and resources. 

Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center

Mobile Response: (800) 854-7771
Emergency: (323) 226-2622
Suicide Hotline: (800) 727-4747

Full service psychiatric medical center. Outreach team gives referrals and evaluations for hospitalization. Provides other mental health services.

1983 Marengo St,
Los Angeles, CA 90033

7days 24 hours


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National suicide hotline, offers multiple languages and a special line for war veterans. Online chat 24hrs

7 days 24 hours


Suicide Prevention Hotline

Hotline phone (24 hours): 1-800-273-8255 – Hotline, information, referrals, suicide prevention counseling.

4760 Sepulveda Blvd,
Culver City, CA 90230



Los Angeles (310) 855-4673


Toll Free in the United States and Canada (800) 852-8336


Text TEEN to 839863, 6PM-9PM Pacific Standard Time


Teen Line provides a safe, confidential place to talk things out with another teen who can understand and will listen without judgment and provide helpful resources.

P.O. Box 48750,
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Sun-Sat 6pm-10pm


The Trevor Project

Crisis line for LGBT youth younger than 25 years old. National line with referrals in all areas.

Trevor LifeLine: 24 Hours
Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 Thurs & Fri1pm-5pm. Standard Text Messaging rates apply.
Online Chat available 12pm-6pm everyday

Crisis line for LGBTQ youth younger than 25 years old. National line with referrals in all areas.

West Hollywood, CA 90069

Sunday- Saturday 24 hours



Virtual Hope Box

App designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. Use the app to store a variety of rich multimedia content you find personally supportive in times of need (i.e. family photos, videos and recorded messages from loved ones, inspirational quotes, music, reminders of previous successes, positive life experiences and future aspirations, and affirmations of your worth in your VHB). Visit the link for more info.

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program

Outreach service to schools, youth programs. Distributes cards so youth feel comfortable asking for help. Redirects to a hotline for crisis services. Text “Help” to 741741. 

Westminster, CO 80036

7 days 24 hours



Your Life Your Voice

Offers universal crisis portals for children/youth on phone and on-line as mechanisms to reach professional crisis counselors

7 days 24 hours


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