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Thoughts of suicide? Where you can turn for help

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 16:20:22-05

If you or someone you know might be at risk of suicide, you can find help:

Call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline . It provides free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people in suicidal crisis or distress. You can learn more about its services here , including its guide on what to do if you see suicidal language on social media . You can also call 1-800-273-8255 to talk to someone about how you can help a person in crisis.

For online chat, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides a confidential chat window , with counselors available 24/7.

For crisis support in Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454. For support outside of the US, a worldwide directory of resources and international hotlines is provided by the International Association for Suicide Prevention . You can also turn to Befrienders Worldwide .