No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
When you dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255), you are calling the crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. After you call, you will hear a message saying you have reached the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You will hear hold music while your call is being routed. You will be helped by a skilled, trained crisis worker who will listen to your problems and will tell you about mental health services in your area. Your call is confidential and free.
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, depression, bullying, or self-harm, talk to someone right now who can help. Suicide became a national storyline in 2014 after Robin Williams’ fateful decision to end his own life. According to Google search data, searches for “depression symptoms” and “depression test” increased threefold following the tragedy. At a time when awareness is so high, Be Strong seeks to ignite a nationwide effort to rally teens to stand up against bullying, and reach out for help with suicidal thoughts or depression.