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Are you feeling desperate, alone, or hopeless? Are you thinking of suicide?

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

What Happens When You Call The Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255?

1. First, you’ll hear an automated message featuring additional options while your call is routed to your local Lifeline network crisis center.

2. The Lifeline will play you a little music while you’re connected to a skilled, trained crisis worker.

3. A trained crisis worker at your local center will answer the phone.

4. This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and get you the help you need.

Lifeline Center calls are free and confidential, and they are available 24/7.

Text HOME to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis.

Crisis Text Line - a trained Crisis Counselor will respond to your texts

A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform.

Crisis Text Line - the counselor will help you move forward from a crisis moment

The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

Someone I care about might be thinking of suicide. What do I do?

1. Check in

Have a conversation, and make it your goal to listen non-judgmentally. Ask directly if they are thinking of suicide or if they have thought of suicide anytime during the past.

More conversation tips from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
More information on warning signs from TN Suicide Prevention Network

2. Connect with resources

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) and Crisis Text Line (text HOME to 741741) are free and available 24/7 for people currently experiencing a crisis.

Meeting regularly with a trained mental health professional will give your loved one increased tools, support, and empowerment to deal with the pain and suffering they are experiencing. Insight Counseling Centers has counselors in eight locations across Middle Tennessee and offers counseling on an income-based fee scale.

3. Follow up

You don’t have to be a trained professional to help save a life. Reaching out, truly listening, connecting someone with mental health services, and continuing to show you care can make a world of difference for someone experiencing pain.

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