Friday, September 23, 2011

Day 2, Step 2

Now, you've read the warning signs.  You've heard me say this isn't a joke.  It's not funny.  It's not something to ever take lightly or "cry wolf" about.  This is step 2, what to do.

Again, all information is taken from the National Suicide Prevention website.

If you, or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress please call  1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Why should I call 1-800-273-TALK(8255)?

The Lifeline Network answers thousands of calls from people in emotional distress. There are many reasons for their calls. Please call for any of the following reasons:

Suicidal thoughts

Information on suicide

Information on mental health/illness

Substance abuse/addiction

To help a friend or loved one

Relationship problems


Economic problems

Sexual orientation issues

Physical illness


Family problems

Who should call?

•Anyone who feels sad, hopeless, or suicidal.

•Family and friends who are concerned about a loved one.

•Anyone interested in mental health treatment and service referrals.

Who and where am I calling?

•When you dial 1-800-273-TALK, you are calling the crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. To find out what center is closest to you search the Crisis Center Locator.

•Lifeline’s service is free and confidential.

•The hotline is staffed by trained counselors.

•We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

•We have information about mental health services in your area that can help you.

What will happen when I call?

•You will hear a message saying you have reached the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

•You will hear hold music while your call is being routed.

•You will be helped by a trained crisis worker.

•You will be given mental health services referrals if needed.

How can I call?

•Dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

•If you are a TTY user, please use our TTY number: 1-800-799-4TTY(4889).

•Para obtener asistencia en español durante las 24 horas, llame al 1-888-628-9454