Asking for help are the first steps to find the
support and resources needed to begin healing.
If you are having suicidal thoughts, help is available in many different ways:
Tell a trusted friend or family member what you are feeling.
Talk with your minister, priest, rabbi or other faith leader.
Seek help from a qualified health professional.
Find a local resource, for example through the directory
Sometimes it only takes one thing to find the help and the hope needed to heal. Just one thing. It could be one phone call, one smile, one caring friend, one supportive family member, or one conversation.
Remember you are not alone. Help exists. People care.
If you are having suicidal thoughts, please seek professional help immediately or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or use the It Only Takes One ZIP Code Directory to find a resource near you.
If you feel like you are in crisis, no matter how big or small, the National Help Line wants you to call at
They also have resources to assist you:
Remember… It Only Takes One.
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Best Practice Registry, Warning Signs for Suicide Prevention
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, wallet cards which include tips on how to help or get help, and summaries of warning signs
- 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Taking Care of Yourself After an Attempt, Moving Ahead After Your Treatment in the Emergency Department