If you or someone you know are thinking about suicide,

please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline in the U.S. 800-273-8255

(or text START to 741-741), Samaritans in the U.K. 8457 90 90 90 or 116 123 or

see www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/ for other countries.

If you are in immediate danger, call emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.

Remember that you are not alone and that with time and the right help, it gets better.

Please STAY – for the sake of your future self and the people who love you.

See also: Live Through This
(stories, support and resources for those who struggle with suicidal thoughts)


For help with suicide bereavement:

Alliance of Hope for Survivors of Suicide Loss
Information, support, and free online community forum.

American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
Information and resources for survivors, including directory of support groups in the U.S.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Section for survivors includes support group listings, Survivor Day video documentaries, etc.

Survivors After Suicide, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
Support for survivors in the Los Angeles area.

For more web sites and books on suicide and suicide loss, see the Resources section of I’ll Write Your Name on Every Beach.