This page is dedicated to providing resources for helping when someone is having feelings of suicide, for providing care for individuals who have attempted suicide and for providing care for people who have lost someone to suicide.
Here are emergency contacts to use if the situation is pretty serious or if you aren’t really sure how serious the situation is
National Suicide Lifeline 1-800-27-8255
Veteran’s Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 press #1
Crisis Chat in U.S. www.crisischat.org
Crisis Text Line Text START to 741-741
Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860
Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ 1-866-488-7386
Trevor Chat www.thetrevorproject.org
Bucks Children’s Crisis line 1-877-35-7709
When you reach out to someone you may find that they are struggling but not in an immediate crisis. It is still important to give the individual referrals to help and support so they do not reach the point of feeling hopeless or overwhelmed.
It’s important to refer them to formal / professional treatment such as counseling but it’s also important to give them some information about other resources such as community supports like support groups and internet resources that encourage positive messages of hope, recovery and healing.
For individuals with suicidal thoughts and those who are attempt survivors.
These booklets can be download for free from the internet are excellent resources.
After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment in the Emergency Department – 10 pgs
A Journey Toward Health and Hope: A Handbook for Recovery after a Suicide Attempt – 34 pages
For Family Members / Love Ones
A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department – 12 pages
For Loss Survivors:
Information for the Community: