If you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency, including suicidal thoughts or behaviors, please call 911.
General Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resources
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.
IMAlive: IMAlive is a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis. People need a safe place to go during moments of crisis and intense emotional pain.
NAMI: The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Postpartum Support International: Postpartum Support International is keenly aware of the many losses families have experienced related to pregnancy and postpartum mental health. If you need resources for loss and grief in pregnancy, birth, or postpartum, please visit our list of pregnancy and postpartum loss resources.
Jenny’s Light: Jenny’s Light is dedicated to helping new and expectant moms and their families overcome postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders by offering information, resources, support and hope.
NIMH: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world.
Samaritans: Samaritans’ mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide.
Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resources for BIPOC and African American Communities
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a Licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.
Black Emotional And Mental Health Collective: BEAM is a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.
The Dear Black Women Project: Dear Black Women is an affirmation movement and support network for Black women by Black women. This edition of DBW’s Mental Health Resource Digest connects you to directories of 1,000’s of therapists, plus advice for finding the BEST therapist for you! In crisis? You will also find FREE hotlines for crisis support.
THRIVE Lifeline: If you are an underrepresented individual (person of color, LGBTQIA+, person living with disabilities, and/or other marginalized identities), and experiencing obstacles because of (or simply have questions about) your identity, THRIVE Lifeline can help you navigate those.
Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resources for the LGBTQIA+ Community
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
SAGE USA connects LGBT older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are ready to listen. If you are an LGBT elder or care for one, call the free SAGE Hotline, toll-free, at 877-360-LGBT (5428).
Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
The LGBT National Helpline provides a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.
Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resources for Refugee communities
Refugees Welcome! is a 501(c)3 nonprofit embedded in the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Center for Peace, Development, and Democracy. The organization connects service providers with one another through networking efforts, conducts participatory research on pressing challenges in the field, and creates innovative tools and resources to support service providers’ work.
HealthReach through the NIH: Find multilingual, multicultural health information and patient education materials about health conditions and wellness topics. Learn about diseases, causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Materials may be available as printable documents, audio, and video.
The Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC) recognizes that refugees have unique health needs. We are dedicated to improving the well-being of refugees by providing tools, resources, and support for health and mental health providers in order to better meet the needs of refugees in resettlement.
Switchboard is a one-stop resource hub for refugee service providers in the United States. With the support of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), we offer tools and materials, learning opportunities, research, and technical assistance on resettlement-related topics.
The National Capacity Building (NCB) Project at the Center for Victims of Torture works in collaboration with the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) to provide capacity building and training to organizations serving survivors of torture in the United States.
Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resources for Hispanic and LatinX Communities
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in Spanish: 1-888-628-9454
Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all.
Therapy for LatinX believes that access to mental health is a human right. “We dream of a future where therapy is normalized, more accessible and includes our various cultures. We will always stand behind movements that further these values. We are so proud of you for starting this journey, you will be an ancestor one day and just like trauma can be passed down so can resilience.”
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety,
LatinXTherapy offers a host of mental health resources for both patients and clinicians. Click here for a list of podcasts, YouTube videos, and apps in Spanish that focus on mental health.