Resources – Hotlines, Websites & Videos


If you are feeling suicidal these resources can be useful in two ways. One way, is simply helping you find support, The other way is to give you ways to “help others help you.”

You can literally say, “Check out these websites and videos. They will help you help me.” You can also watch the videos together or talk about the topics in the websites. That may sound strange, but it will get you connected and on some common ground.

Hotlines/Textline

There are a number of suicide prevention hotlines out there, but most seem get answered by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-talk (8255)

(Also the number for the Veterans Crisis Line and takes calls for other hotlines)
Automated beginning to route you to the nearest counselor. It took 2 minutes to get to a counselor

The Trevor Project (LGBT focus): 1-866- 488 -7386

Answered by a person immediately.

Crisis Text Line

https://www.crisistextline.org/

Text HOME to 741741. This is a text hotline. Automated beginning that will ask for a little information, then connected to a counselor for texting.

Websites

Links may go bad over time, so please let me know if you find a bad link.

HelpGuide.org

Excellent site with lots of clear information, guidance and resources

If You Are Feeling Suicidal

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/suicide-prevention/suicide-help-dealing-with-your-suicidal-thoughts-and-feelings.htm

Metanoia

This links directly to a very personal “letter” to a suicidal person. The style and guidance are excellent. Some of the resources noted at the end may be out of date.

https://metanoia.org/suicide/spagebw.htm

Videos

The videos take a more personal look at suicide, often with the voices of teens.

Breckenridge High School Students

This is the full-length version of the Breckenridge High School video that won the Minnesota State Suicide Prevention Student Video competition. Powerful soundtrack and good story of suicidal girl and her friends. 5.5 minutes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAEs8L1JeGQ

Mayo Clinic

“In this video created by Mayo Clinic, teens describe common signs that a teen is considering suicide and provide encouragement for communicating directly and immediately for support and safety. It also Includes suggestions for what to say to a teen who may be at risk for suicide and ways to keep them safe.”

Teens doing the talking. 4 minutes

Jordan Burnham Suicide Attempt at 16

Powerful story told by Jordan Burnham. 11 minutes

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/learn/video.aspx?vid=EBS0YggSTTo

The Truth About Suicide on College Campuses

College students talking about their experience. Lots of insights. 12.5 minutes

Sadie Penn TED-X talk – her suicide attempt

Sadie Penn is a suicide survivor and is now an advocate of suicide prevention. She feels it’s time to talk about the struggle and get it out in the open. Direct messages for teens feeling suicidal and those that might help. 12 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRo5Db_7yVI

 

This Site & Your Support Network

This site is not a substitute for emergency services, therapy, counseling or other sources of support.  

It can be part of your support network, but you need to add other elements to that network and quickly.