Suicide Resources

CRISIS TEXT LINE (MN Dept. of Human Services)

Text "MN" to 741741 to connect to a counselor. Free help for people across Minnesota who are having a mental health crisis or are contemplating suicide. Available 24/7.

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CRISIS CALL LINE (MN Dept. of Human Services)

In the Twin Cities metro area, call **CRISIS (274747) from a cell phone to talk to a team of professionals who can help you.

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Click here for list by county.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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Article:  The Silicon Valley Suicides

Intriguing insights into why so many kids with bright prospects are killing themselves in Palo Alto (December 2015).  Click here.

Article:  Parenting Tips as Suicide Prevention

Click here to read an interesting article from a psychiatrist who works in Palo Alto, CA. Great food for thought!

How to Help Yourself

Click here to see practical and effective strategies to help yourself if you are feeling suicidal.

Healthy Places

Excellent site for a wide range of suicide topics, including "What would you do if one of your friends threatened to commit suicide?", danger signs of "Youth Suicide", online depression tests, facts, statistics, how to help yourself and much more.

How to Help a Friend

Click here for a simple infographic about how to support a friend you are concerned about.

How to Help Someone Who is Suicidal (SA/VE website)

Click here to access this topic on the Suicide Awareness / Voices of Education website, an excellent resource.

Suicide Awareness/Voices of Education (SA/VE)

The Trevor Lifeline

The Trevor Project

A free and confidential crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth that offers hope and someone to talk to, 24/7: 1-866-488-7386