Friday, July 31, 2009

Suicide Prevention

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are doing well. I am doing good. I came across this cause at my friend Kim's blog. I encourage anyone who has a blog or a social network to post about this cause. I have personally lost friends throughout my life that needed support in their life and were not able to receive it. I almost lost a family member as well. This and my last post I thought would be a good way to start out this blog.
Thanks for visiting my blog,
Take Care,
Janet :)

If you, or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress please 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 with 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
* Abuse/violence
* Economic problems
* Sexual orientation issues
* Physical illness
* Loneliness
* 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.

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1 comment:

  1. I have a friend whose brother commited suicide. He had become increasingly dependent on her and at times she found it intolerable. One day she told him he would have to sort things himself. She found him - and now lives with the guilt and the grief. I applaude what you are doing to help in this area of the darkest sadness.