Need help now?
If you or someone you know is in crisis now, please call 911 or your local crisis line.
If someone tells you that they are planning to take their life soon, you can help keep them safe by doing one of the following:
- Calling 911
- Calling your local crisis line
- Taking them to a hospital emergency room or walk-in clinic
It’s important that you stay with the person until the crisis line or emergency responders say that you can leave.
If someone is not at immediate risk of suicide, you can still help by pointing them to a life-saving resource or service:
- If they already see a doctor or other mental health service provider, it’s important that they tell their service provider about any thoughts of suicide they may have been having. Depending on your relationship, you can offer to assist—by helping them schedule appointments or by taking them to their appointments, for example. You can also give them the number of a local crisis line or encourage them to see a doctor, if they are not already doing so.
- Schools, workplaces, cultural or community mental health or family support services, and faith communities can help someone access supports.