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"Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of Crisis Text Line's Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis."
Please visit the website above to chat online with a trained volunteer.
“IMAlive is a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis. People need a safe place to go during moments of crisis and intense emotional pain.”
"IMAlive is a free, confidential and secure online chat service. All chats are answered by trained volunteers."
"The National Suicide Prevention 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. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness."
The Recovery Village
"No one is immune to substance use disorder. It can strike anyone at any time, regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, class or sexual orientation. However, some groups are more at risk to fall victim to drug and/or alcohol addiction than others. Unfortunately, this is true for the LGBTQ community. This is mainly because of the mental health disorders that develop in this community as a result of abuse, discrimination, rejection and ostracism that they undergo. The good news, however, is that many resources are available to help members of this community conquer substance abuse.
If you or someone you love is a member of the LGBTQ community and is also suffering from alcohol and/or drug addiction, this page may address many of the questions that you have."
"If you are not in immediate danger because of thoughts of suicide, but need someone to talk with about your suicidal feelings, please do not hesitate to call one of the following national suicide prevention lines:
Suicide Prevention Lines
You may call these suicide prevention numbers from anywhere in the United States, 24 hours a day. People are waiting to help you. Call a suicide prevention number right now if you need to. And always remember that it is never okay to act on your thoughts of suicide. Never. Again, call a suicide prevention number now if you need to.
Never act on your thoughts of suicide.
Suicide is never the answer.
Getting help is the answer."
PAIN ISN'T ALWAYS OBVIOUS.
"Every day in California friends, family and co-workers struggle with emotional pain. And, for some, it's too difficult to talk about the pain, thoughts of suicide and the need for help. Though the warning signs can be subtle, they are there. By recognizing these signs, knowing how to start a conversation and where to turn for help, you have the power to make a difference – the power to save a life."
KNOW THE SIGNS
"Pain isn’t always obvious, but most suicidal people show some signs that they are thinking about suicide. The signs may appear in conversations, through their actions, or in social media posts. If you observe one or more of these warning signs, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change, step in or speak up."
FIND THE WORDS
"Are you thinking of ending your life?" Few phrases are as difficult to say to a loved one.
But when it comes to suicide prevention, none are more important. Here are some ways to get the conversation started."
"You are not alone in helping someone in crisis. There are many resources available to assess, treat and intervene. Crisis lines, counselors, intervention programs and more are available to you, as well as to the person experiencing the emotional crisis."
The Trevor Project
"Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth."
Text 'teen' to 839863
"If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! Call, Text, or Email us. Check out "Ask TEEN LINE", find resources in our Youth Yellow Pages, or join conversations with other teens on our message boards. If you’re a parent of a teen, please check out our NEW website with resources, tips, and insights just for YOU!"