If You Are in a Crisis and Need Immediate Help
If you are thinking about harming yourself or attempting suicide, tell someone who can help right away:
- Reach out to a family member or friend
- Call your doctor’s office
- Call 911 for emergency services
- Go to the nearest hospital emergency room
- Call or Text Samaritans Statewide Helpline 877-870-4673, 24-hour help for adults and teens
- Call the toll-free, 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255) to be connected to a trained counselor at a suicide crisis center nearest you
- Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a trained Crisis Counselor at the crisis text line
- For crisis support in Spanish, call 888-628-9454
Ask a family member or friend to help you make these calls or take you to the hospital. The International Association for Suicide Prevention and Befrienders Worldwide also provide contact information for crisis centers around the world.
If you have a family member or friend in a crisis
If you have a family member or friend who is suicidal, do not leave him or her alone. Try to get the person to seek help immediately from an emergency room, physician, or mental health professional. Take seriously any comments about suicide or wishing to die. Even if you do not believe your family member or friend will actually attempt suicide, the person is clearly in distress and can benefit from your help in receiving mental health treatment.
Here are additional Suicide Prevention related Websites.
Read about Suicide in America: Frequently Asked Questions.
Click here for more Information about Suicide.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention issued a statement about what can be done to prevent suicide.
Partners EAP is not able to monitor this website for crisis messages or make referrals via the Internet.
We provide access (links) to some external web sites for your convenience. The EAP is not responsible for the availability, accuracy, or content of those outside resources or sites, nor does it endorse them. This site is not an attempt to provide any counseling or other type of intervention.
For more information or to discuss mental health concerns please contact Partners Employee Assistance Program at 1-866-724-4EAP.
In case of emergency, please call 911 or your local hospital emergency service.
This content was last modified on: 06/13/2018