Suicide Prevention & Mental/Emotional Health Crisis Resources

A friend of a friend recently died by suicide. This is certainly not the first time that suicide or mental health have touched the life of someone I care about.

It occurred to me that as a diverse and large global community, it might be helpful to have a simple list of some resources for suicide prevention and mental health crises — perhaps some day, someone on the Forum will find and make use of it to good effect.

Many countries/localities have phone hotlines, websites, and other resources available for free.

I figure if it helps one person ever, it’s worth the effort to collect some links and phone numbers in one place.

If you know of resources in your area, please share them below, and I’ll add them to this post.


Australia

Lifeline
13 11 14
https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Canada

Crisis Services Canada
Call 1.833.456.4566 | Text 45645
https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/

Quebec

Suicide Action Montreal
1-866-APPELLE
https://suicideactionmontreal.org/en/

Germany

TelefonSeelsorge
Phone (toll free) 0800 1110111
http://www.telefonseelsorge.de/
Öffnungszeiten: Rund um die Uhr erreichbar
Sprachen: Deutsch

The Netherlands

Suicide Prevention Hotline
0900 0113

New Zealand

Lifeline
0800543354 24hrs a day, 7 days a week
https://www.lifeline.org.nz/

Romania

Alianţa Română de Prevenţie a Suicidului!
SOS 0800 801 200
https://www.antisuicid.com/

South Africa

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group
http://sadag.org

Suicide Crisis Line
0800 567 567

SADAG Mental Health Line
011 234 4837

United Kingdom

The Samaritans
Call 116 123 free
https://www.samaritans.org/

United States

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 (273-TALK)
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

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So sorry to hear about your friend @zephyr1. For the UK it would probably be:

United Kingdom

The Samaritans
Call 116 123 free

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Sorry for your loss @zephyr1

In Quebec, it is
1-866-APPELLE.

To whoever may read this, do not fear to call.
All hope is not lost.
That is coming from someone who got admitted twice to the psychiatric centre in my area cause of intense suicide thoughts in the last year.
There is hope. There is good coming for you.

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I’m so saddened by your loss zephyr1.

I’m mindful that at this time of festivity we share with family and friends, there are genuinely those who are estranged from theirs for whatever reason. Tons of blessings.

NZ - Lifeline https://www.lifeline.org.nz/
0800543354 24hrs a day, 7 days a week

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Thoughts & prayers.

In Australia best one is LifeLine:

13 11 14

https://www.lifeline.org.au/

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Sorry for your loss @zephyr1

My side of the world would be:

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group - sadag.org or

Suicide Crisis Line
0800 567 567

SADAG Mental Health Line
011 234 4837

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@zephyr1 so sorry for your loss. Suicide of a once-removed relationship has touched my life this year, too.

Thank you so much for thinking to post about this topic & provide resources!!!

@J1mau I’m so sorry to hear it’s been such a tough year for you!!! Virtual hugs, cake & tea if you want them :tea: :cake: :hugs: Seriously, I have struggled with depression and in the middle of it, things seem so hopeless; but finding others to help me through has made all the difference in the world. :bouquet:

Just want to say that this community has kept me sane sometimes…and driven me crazy other times. :heart::bouquet::hugs:

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I am also sorry for your loss, @zephyr1. Here is the German number for any problems somebody might have…they listen to you and help finding groups or doctors that can help you further. Reachable 24/7

Phone (toll free) 0800 1110111

TelefonSeelsorge

Öffnungszeiten: Rund um die Uhr erreichbar

Sprachen: Deutsch

Website: www.telefonseelsorge.de

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I’m sorry.
It’s a sad kind of normal that this happens more around the holidays.

Thank you to rise some awareness here. It’s “only” a game, but sometimes helpful things like that, that might be off topic, can save a life.

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I am so sorry to hear of your loss @zephyr1. Thank you for posting those important links. I know how close our Community is, and you never know who you may have helped with this thread. :blue_heart:

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I’m sorry to hear about your loss @zephyr1 and thank you for taking the time to write these important resources. :heart:

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Hopefully, bad pull on this game will never become one of the reason people do suicide.

Deep condolences for your friend zephyr…

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I’m so sorry for your loss @zephyr1

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Thanks so much for sharing this Zephyr, I really appreciate it so very much. It’s something that you just don’t see coming, my world is still reeling and my heart is just that bit more broken… :frowning:

Hopefully if anyone reading this is struggling with such thoughts they use the contact numbers…

Thanks again for making a difference.

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Romania
https://www.antisuicid.com/
Alianţa Română de Prevenţie a Suicidului!
SOS 0800 801 200

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Loosing a friend or family member by suicide is very hard. I feel with you. There was a time when I was also the victim of strong depressions and I have to visit an ambulance and stay there for some months.
A telephone hotline is very helpful, but if you realize that a person is depressed, try to convince him to go to a therapist as fast as possible, so the danger of committing suicide will be reduced. So try to act proactive and never forget many depressed people hide there problems behind a mask. So if you think a person have mental problems, try to see his true face.

Merry Christmas
Reder

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Suicide prevention hotline The Netherlands:

0900 0113

As someone who’s currently struggling with depression I already feel relief in the fact that I have actually spoken out about it. The amount of support I’m getting from not only my family, but also a TON from people in this community is truly amazing and shows me there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
I’m definitely not there yet, but I do think I’m on the way up.

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