About This Service
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 160 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.
Lifeline services are available in English (1-800-273-8255), for Spanish language speakers (1-888-628-9454), and for individuals who may be deaf or hard of hearing (1-800-799-4889).
About the Provider
The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC) launched the Lifeline on January 1, 2005. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a leader in suicide prevention and mental health crisis care. Suicide prevention services are available via the hotline, as well as chat enabled functions on the website.
Services are free to all individuals.
All calls received by the Lifeline are free and confidential.
We take your privacy and security very seriously. Security controls, including encryption and authentication, are in place to ensure the protection of your information. Any information provided by you or collected on you will not be shared or disclosed with any third party. We do, however, reserve the right to disclose any personal information to the authorities at our sole discretion and as required by law
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255