Emergency Contacts


Serious about dieing by suicide? Call 911 or
Go to the emergency room at a local hospital

Having suicidal thoughts? Watch this video..
Download the MY3 App 888-628-9454

Want to text?
Active Minds Text
"BRAVE" to 741741
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Text
"TALK " to 741741
Crisis Text Line U.S.: Text "SOS" to 741741
Crisis Text Line Canada: Text 686868
Crisis Text Line UK: Text 85258
DDH Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746
First Call for Help Text "your zip code" to 898221
Lines for Life Teens 4-10pm,Text "teen2teen" to 839863
National Alliance on Mental Illness Text "NAMI " to 741741
Spanish Speakers Text "Hablanos" to 66746
Trevor Project (LGBTQ) Text "START" to 678678
Veterans Crisis Line Text 838255
ZeroAttempts.Org Text "SOS" to 741741

Want to talk?
800.273.TALK (8255)
or TDD 800.448.1833
AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222
Bipoc: staffed by Black, Indigenous and People of Color.counselors M-F 8:30a-5p. 503-575-3764
Boys Town National Hotline 800-448-3000
California Youth Crisis Line - 800-843-5200
Copline for Law Enforcement 800-267-5463
Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228
GLBT National Help Center Hotline: 1-888-843-4564 Youth talkline: 800-246-7743
LGBTQ 866-488-7386
Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging)
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line:
National Crisis Helpline 800.273.TALK (8255) or TDD 800.448.1833
TTY & Chat 800-799-4889
National Crisis Line - Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio 888-628-9454
National Domestic Violence Hotline - 800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Oregon Crisis Lines by County
Oregon Youthline for Teens - teen2teen 4-10pm PST daily
- 877.968.8491
Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Substance Abuse Helpline - 800.923.4357
Suicide Prevention Wiki
Trans Lifeline - English/Spanish/Family & Friends too - 877-565-8860
TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 press 1; TTY 800-799-4889 or Chat or Text "SOS" to 838255
Youthline for Teens 4-10pm Daily - 877.968.8491

 For other
Emergency Numbers
International Suicide Hotines
International Suicide Prevention Resource Directory
Wikipedia Suicide Crisis Lines Worldwide
Best Emergency Preparedness Supplies

Want to talk?
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Web site referrals:
Attempt Survivors
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Deaf, Hard of Hearing
Disaster Survivors
Law enforcement
Loss Survivfors
Native Americans

Take Action

H.R. 2345, the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act would study the designation of a 3-digit dialing code for a suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system.

We need to ensure that people in crisis have access to comprehensive crisis services and that the quality and capacity of these services meets the need.

Please email your Representative to urge them to support, or thank them for supporting, the passage of this important bipartisan legislation!

Take Action

Real Time U.S. Death Toll
Year-to-date Suicide Report by Oregon County
Curry County Suicidal Subjects to Date
Suicide Watch - A monthly eMail

TED Talks - Crisis Next Line - Must See

Now a word from Pink

A Major Shift, CPR Technique Simplified
Call 911 first, then do this simplified technique without the breath

It is important that if you feel you need help or someone to talk to - reach out. We cannot give advice nor clinical guidance on this site. However, you can click here to find information on other sites and organizations that offer help or simply dial 1.877.495.0009.

If you are in crisis, 1st call 911 while you're looking in the front of your local yellow pages the local suicide prevention hotline or crisis center or try your local Gay & Lesbian Center, which usually offers referrals for counseling, domestic violence and suicide prevention.. If you can't get through to any of those, try one of the crisis line below. Also, visit www.metanoia.org/suicide which contains conversations and writings for suicidal persons to read, gay youth suicide at www.sws.soton.ac.uk/gay-youth-suicide and youth: suicide at www.virtualcity.com/youthsuicide . If you're feeling at all suicidal, be sure to read this page. It might just save your life.

A Major Shift, CPR Technique Simplified: Call 911 first, then do this simplified technique without the breath
Emergency Supply List (FEMA)
Emergency Food Pack
Emergency Room Visits

Need to talk?

Find a therapist that's a good fit for you with this health tool.
Source: therapists.psychologytoday.com/webmd

  • AIDS Hotlines: US Public Health Service - 24-hours 800.342.2437. Spanish speaking: 24-hours 800.344.7332. Hearing impaired: 24-hours 800.243.7889
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline 800-ALCOHOL
  • Alexa: In case of emergency, don't call through Alexa or Google's Assistant. As of 7/19/17, the digital voice assistants can make appointments, call friends or launch apps but they are lacking the ability to call 911
  • American Academy of Pediatrics - Poison prevention tips and other health and safety information for infants, children, adolescents and young adults. www.aap.org/family/poisonwk.htm
  • American Association of Poison Control Centers - Poison prevention (www.aapcc.org or 202.362.7217) and local poison control center information. A 24/7 poison hotline (800.222.1222) provides nationwide access to free, confidential poison emergency advice. All calls to the hotline are connected to nurses, pharmacists, and doctors at the closest poison center. or www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm or www.1-800-222-1222.info
  • American Association of Suicidology National Suicide Hotline - 24-hours 800.SUICIDE (784.2433)
  • American Council for Drug Education, regarding inhalants - 800.488.DRUG www.acde.org
  • American Psychological Association Public Education Line. This is a toll-free call, and the number has a live operator answering 24 hours a day, seven days a week (if you press "10"). After an initial discussion, they will connect you to the American Psychological Association chapter in your state, who will give you a local referral to PSYCHOLOGISTS ONLY. Most state APA chapters keep normal business hours. 800.964.2000 or www.helping.apa.org
  • American Psychiatric Association Answer Center. Contacting this number is a toll call, and live operators are only available from 8:30am to 6:00pm EST. Otherwise it's somewhat similar to the 1-800 line discussed immediately before. The operator will refer you to the American Psychiatric Association chapter in your state, but you are required to hang up and dial that number; they cannot automatically connect you. The state chapters, which are open during normal business hours, can refer you to Psychiatrists Only. 202.682.6000 or www.psych.org
  • APhA Academy of Students of Pharmacy, University of Michigan - Poison prevention information for parents and kids. For Kids section is very colorful and includes interactive materials. OHCINFO@cdc.gov or www.ipl.org/youth/poisonsafe/index.html
  • Attempt Survivors - Coping with the deep hurt after surviving a suicide attempt and finding hope is possible. The Lifeline is available for support, 24/7. 800-273-TALK (8255)
    Ayuda En Espanol Lifeline ofrece 24/7, gratuito servicios en español, no es necesario hablar ingles si usted necesita ayuda. 888.628.9454 or TTY 800-799-4889
  • Boys Town National Crisis Line - 24 hours a day, every day: the only national crisis line that children and parents can call with any problem, any time. You can refer troubled families to the Hotline which is staffed by caring pofessionals. 800.448.3000, or for TDD call 800.448.1833
  • California Missing Children - 800.222.3463
  • California Poison Control, www.calpoison.org or their 24-hour crisis line at 800-8POISON (76-4766)
  • CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program www.cdc.gov/nceh./programs/lead/about/about.htm
  • CDC Information on Lead Poisoning in Children for Parents www.cdc.gov/nceh/programs/lead/faq/cdc97a.htm
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov
  • Child Find/A Way Out - 800.292.9688
  • Child Find of Am, PO Box 277, New Platz, NY 12561 800.426.5678
  • Childhelp USA's National Child Abuse Hotline - 800.422.4453
  • Children of the Night, Short term crisis - 800.551.1300
  • Children's Rights of America Youth Crisis Hotline - 800.442.4673
  • Cocaine Helpline - 800.262.2463
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission - Important consumer product safety information. Notify about products, cribs, children's toys that are dangerous or easily broken. 800.638.CPSC or www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/pois_prv.html
  • Contact Literacy Center National Literacy Hotline - 800.228.8813
  • Copline National Law Enforcement Officer's Hotline. 100% confidential, Peer Supported. 800-COPLINE or 800-267-5463)
  • Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery on Self-Harm or call self-harm, 800-DONT-CUT
  • Counseling On-Line: www.befrienders.org/email.html (A 24-Hour confidential e-mail service by the Samaritans) Also, kidshelp.sympatico.ca A service for young people - also addresses issues other than suicide.
  • Covenant House Nineline, 24 hour crisis 800.999.9999 (800.999.9915 TTY), is a national crisis hotline for youth under-21 and their families. Since 1987, our crisis workers have provided timely, and sometimes lifesaving, intervention for those in need. Our referral database of more than 26,000 agencies allows us to connect those in need with the local agencies best equipped to help them. In the past year our workers answered over 61,000 crisis calls and provided more than 11,000 referrals. Our website provides educational pieces addressing youth issues for kids and people who want to help kids www.covenanthouse.org/nineline or Nineline@covenanthouse.org (1/02)
  • Crisis for the Physically & Mentally Challenged - 800.426.4263 (Regional-not sure what region.)
  • Crisis Text Hotline 741741, a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available through Text Messaging to anyone in suicidal crisis, especially those under 25 in crisis. Those in need of help can Text 741741. They are routed to the closest possible crisis center to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. The text is free (depending on your text plan) and confidential. People are encouraged to call for yourself, or someone you care about. 19 West 21st St. 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010 (1/17)
  • Deaf, Hard of Hearing - Our network of crisis centers offers many services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing, including veterans.
  • Disaster Survivors - The road to emotional recovery after a natural or human-caused disaster can be long, but you’re not alone.
  • Eden Children and Family Services, inhalants - 612.338.2158
  • Florida - First Call For Help www.467-need.com/index1.html 954.467.6333 24 hours
  • Food and Drug Administration - Information on food, medication, and other consumer products. www.fda.gov
  • Gay Youth Suicide - www.sws.soton.ac.uk/gay-youth-suicide/
  • GLBT National Help Center hotline: 888-843-4564; Youth talkline: 800-246-7743
  • Grief Recorvery Helpline - 6a-9p PST - 800.445.4808
  • Homosexuals Anonymous - 800.288.4237
  • Incest Survivors - 505.521.4260
  • The International Suicide Prevention Wiki is an open source worldwide directory of suicide prevention hotlines, online chat, text-lines, and resources. This resource was created and is maintained by PostSecret Community volunteers. Source: suicideprevention.wikia.com/wiki/International_Suicide_Prevention_Directory
  • The International Suicide Prevention Week is an open source worldwide directory of suicide prevention hotlines, online chat, text-lines, and resources. This resource was created and is maintained by PostSecret Community volunteers. suicideprevention.wikia.com/wiki/International_Suicide_Prevention_Directory
  • IYG - peer counseling for gay, lesbian & bisexual youth - 800.347.8336
  • Kidshelp: kidshelp.sympatico.ca - a service for young people which also addresses issues in addition to suicide.
  • Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN). This is a toll-free call -- and can also be accessed by dialing 1-877-495-0009. Live operators are available from 8:30am to 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). The operator will first ask you if you've tried to obtain help through your private health insurance plan. However, this number also provides referral to public mental health clinics near your home; you'll have to hang up and re-dial to the local number they give you. The KEN line is run by the Federal Government's Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). 800.789.2647 or www.mentalhealth.org
  • LGBTQ+ Suicidal feelings and mental health struggles can affect more LGBTQ+ people than straight/cis people. Find resources for yourself and to help support a loved one that may be struggling.
  • Lines for Life Oregon Alcohol & Drug helpline 800-923-HELP (4357), Militay Helpline 888-457-4838 or Text "MIL1" to 839863. Youthline 877-968-8491 pt Text teen2tee#839968 or Text "teen2teen" to 839863
  • Loss Survivfors - If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you are not alone. There are resources available to help survivors of suicide loss cope.
  • Louisiana - Our House - 888.442.TEEN or 318.343.TEEN 24 hours a day help, sucide, information for Region VIII includes Monroe, West Monroe, Calhoun www.teen-help.com/
  • Maine HIV/AIDS Maine Teen Hotline800.851.2437 Wednesdays from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Free call in Maine
  • Mental Health Crisis Line- 800.222.8220
  • Metanoia - Contains conversations and writings for suicidal persons to read. If you're feeling at all suicidal, be sure to read this page before you take any action. It might just save your life. www.metanoia.org/suicide
  • National Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline - 800.252.6465
  • National AIDS Hotline - English - 800.342.2473; Spanish - 800.344.7432
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children - 24-hour hotline at 800.843.5678 and see Missing Children
  • National Child Abuse Hotline - 800.422.4453
  • National Child Pornography Tipline and CyberTipline - Handles calls fromindividuals reporting the sexual exploitation of children through the production and distribution of pornography. 800.843.5678 or www.cybertipline.com
  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, inhalants - 800.729.6686 www.health.org
  • National Council on Child Abuse & Family Violence - 800.222.2000
  • National Crisis Helpline - for use in locating the nearest crisis service in the United States - 800.999.9999 Broken?
  • National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing Service, inhalants - 800.662.HELP
  • National Hopeline Network, The Hope Line connects people in immediate distress to a Crisis Center. Calls are answered by certified counselors 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When the system is fully operational, your call should be routed to a center nearest your home. A trained counselor should answer within two or three rings, or about 20 to 30 seconds, from the moment you dial 800.SUICIDE or www.hopeline.org
  • National Human Trafficking hotline: 1-888-373-7888
  • National Inhalant Prevention Coalition, inhalants - 800.269.4237 www.inhalants.org
  • National Lead Information Center - Environmental lead poisoning and prevention information. www.nsc.org/ehc/lead.htm
  • National Life Center Hotline/Pregnancy Hotline - 800.848.5683
  • National Network of Runaway & Youth Services. Networks with youth shelters and other community based groups. 1319 F St NW #401, Washington, DC 20004 202.783.7949
  • National Resource Center on Child Sexual Abuse - 800.KIDS.006
  • National Runaway Switchboard operates a confidential hotline for runaway youth, teens in crisis, and concerned friends and family members. All services are free and available 24 hours every day. and include: Crisis Intervention, Message relay between runaways and their parent/legal guardian, Referrals and conference to community-based resources such as counseling, support groups, alternative housing, and health care, Home Free program in partnership with Greyhound Buslines, Inc. to help runaways return home to their families, Education and outreach services, Free NRS promotional materials for distribution at community events, school assemblies, and health fairs. 24 hr Crisis 800.621.4000 info@nrscrisisline.org or www.nrscrisisline.org (1/01)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline - 800-656-HOPE (4673) (9/15)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. Those in need of help can call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Callers are routed to the closest possible crisis center in their area. With over 120 crisis centers across the country, our mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. The call is free and confidential. People are encouraged to call for yourself, or someone they care about. The Lifeline is funded by SAMHSA, and operated by Link2Health Solutions, Inc – a private non-profit agency. Be Careful. We can't confirm or deny the facts stated in this video and yet we tend to believe the information presented. So, if I were considering suicide, I would call first.
  • National Victim Center Infolink - M-F 8:30a-5:30p - 800.FYI.CALL
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline CA - crisis for runaways & parents needing immediate assistance - 800.448.4663
  • Native American Alaskan Native website page that provides a variety of resources for communities and organizations.
  • Native Americans - Depression and suicide affect people of all ages and populations, but Native American and Alaskan Native populations can be at a higher risk. If you’re struggling, the Lifeline is available to help, 24/7.
  • Native Youth Crisis Hotline (877) 209-1266
  • New Hampshire Headrest Teenline 800.639.6095 24 hours Free call from anywhere in New Hampshire and Vermont
  • Oklahoma TEENLINE 800.522.8336 Hours: noon to midnight This number is available throughout the US
  • On Line Counseling is available at the following addresses and sites: Samaritans www.befrienders.org/email.html (A 24-Hour confidential e-mail service) and kidshelp.sympatico.ca - a service for young people which also addresses issues in addition to suicide. Talk to a therapist online - this is a list of over 200 psychotherapists and other professionally trained counselors who will interact with you via the Internet. Some can respond within 24-36 hours. Most charge a small fee but can be worth it. Be sure to read the background information.
  • Out Youth LGBATQQI Helpline - 800.969.6884
  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. https://drugfree.org We have trained and caring master’s-level counselors ready to help any parent struggling with a child’s drug or alcohol use. They are here to listen, help you find answers and make an action plan. Call the Helpline 855-378-4373, connect via live chat or email us to get help. All communications are free and confidential. Available Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm ET. English and Spanish.
  • Poison Control Center - California - 24 hour crisis line - 800.8POISON (76-4766) or www.calpoison.org (3/00)
  • Samaritans www.befrienders.org/email.html A 24-Hour confidential e-mail service. The Samaritans - trained volunteers are available 24 hours a day to listen and provide emotional support. You can call a volunteer on the phone, or e-mail them. Confidential and non-judgmental.
  • Self-Harm call 800-DONT-CUT or visit the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery
  • Sexual Addiction Access Helpline - Phildelphia - 800.362.2644
  • South Carolina TeenLine 800.922.2283 Hours: Weekday evenings. Free call from Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties www.awod.com/hotline/teenline.html
  • Suicide - Native American Youth - Flying with Eagles. Were to go for help: talk to an elder, a spiritual leader, a community leader, a counselor, a teaecher, a parent. Where to Get Help:
  • Suicide Prevention Crisis Lines - Call 911
  • Texas Youth Hotline 800.210.2278 24 hours a dayFree call from anywhere in Texas www.tdprs.state.tx.us/Prevention_&_Early_Intervention/Helping_Youth_&_Families/youth.asp
  • 1-800-THERAPIST. This is a toll-free number, and it's a free referral service. It appears you can only talk to a "referral resource counselor" during normal business hours. The advantage to using this service is that after an initial telephone evaluation, they can refer you to the full range of mental clinicians including a psychiatrist, psychologist, marriage or family therapist, clinical social worker, licensed professional counselor, or psychiatric nurse. 800.843.7274 or www.1-800-THERAPIST.com
  • The Trevor Project - 24-hour crisis hotline for gay youths. Call before you fall:  The Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization named for the short film about a 13-year-old boy who attempts suicide because of his sexuality, has established a national toll free, 24-hour suicide prevention hotline for gay youths. 866-488-7386
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, inhalants - www.cpsc.gov
  • Vermont Headrest Teenline 800.639.6095 24 hours
  • Veterans - For veterans, crises can be heightened by their experiences during military service. If you’re a veteran or service member and in crisis, these resources can help.
  • Veterans Crisis Line: Confidential help for Veterans and their families. 24/7 800-273-8255 then press 1. Combat veterans 24/7 talk line, not crisis 877-927-8387
  • Victims of Crime Resource Center - 800.627.6872
  • Web Sites - For Gay Youth - www.sws.soton.ac.uk/gay-youth-suicide For Youth: www.virtualcity.com/youthsuicide
  • Youth - Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between 10 to 24. Sometimes your struggle can be underestimated because of your age. But we hear you, and help is available.
  • Youth Suicide - www.virtualcity.com/youthsuicide/

Emergency Department Visits

Data are for the U.S.

  • Number of visits: 130.4 million
  • Number of injury-related visits: 37.2 million
  • Number of visits per 100 persons: 41.9
  • Number of emergency department visits resulting in hospital admission: 12.2 million
  • Number of emergency department visits resulting in admission to critical care unit: 1.5 million
  • Percent of visits with patient seen in fewer than 15 minutes: 29.8%
  • Percent of visits resulting in hospital admission: 9.3%
  • Percent of visits resulting in transfer to a different (psychiatric or other) hospital: 2.2%

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2013 Emergency Department Summary Tables. Tables 1, 4, 14, 24[ 38 page PDF - 520 KB]

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