Suicide And Self-Harm Hotline And Resources
If you are currently experiencing suicidal thoughts, are self-harming, or are considering self-harming, please call one of these numbers.
There is help available…..You don’t have to go through this alone.
Crisis Hotline Phone Numbers
National Suicide Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Is answered 24 hours a day and calls are transferred to cities all across the country to connect individuals with a trained professional who is based locally for the caller.
State of Missouri Crisis Hotline for Hearing Impaired: 1-888-380-3328 (TTY)
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
Self-Harm Safety Line (Self-Abuse Finally Ends): 1-800-366-8288
Crisis text line: Text HOME to 741741
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224
Trevor Hotline for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Questioning: 1-866-488-7386
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. You can also text to 838255
Local Crisis Hotline for the Springfield, Missouri surrounding area: 417-761-5555 (Burrell Behavioral Health)
Crisis Hotline Information
It is a cry for help, and it needs to be heard. It is a problem that needs to be solved.
So instead of being scared of it and not talking about, my approach is to talk about it, bring it to light, and figure out why it is happening.
Why is this particular teenager having these types of challenges? Why are they thinking these specific thoughts?
What can be done to help them overcome these feelings and problems?
These are the types of questions that need to be asked and faced head-on. That is our best option if we want to help our children, protect them, and keep them safe.