If you are having Suicidal or Homicidal thoughts, you need to get help immediately. You are not alone.
If you are a client of mine, and we have worked together on a safety plan, take those steps now. If you are still feeling unsafe or are not a client of mine, but are experiencing a crisis, here are additional options:
If you are experiencing suicidal or homicidal thoughts, and those thoughts also have a plan, timeline, means, and/or intent on following through on those thoughts, please Call 988 immediately and tell the operator that you are having suicidal or homicidal thoughts. If you are put on hold, hang up and dial 911.
Go to your local crisis center, usually the Emergency Room of your local hospital, and tell them you are having suicidal or homicidal thoughts.
Call your primary care doctor and tell him or her you are feeling suicidal or homicidal.
Call a trusted friend or family member and tell him or her you need help now.
Call one of the following Suicide Hotlines and tell them what is going on:
988 (new suicide hotline number)
Send an anonymous email to the Samaritans, a charity founded in 1953 which exists to provide confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing. Trained volunteers provide this service 24 hours every day. It is free. You are guaranteed absolute confidentiality and you will not be judged.
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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides referrals to support groups and mental health professionals, resources on loss, and suicide prevention information (888-333-2377)
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides 24/7 crisis intervention, safety planning and information on domestic violence (800-799-7233)
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects callers to trained crisis counselors (800-273-8255)
The Oregon Warmline (Not for crisis, but to have a peer to speak to): 1(800)-698-2392. Open Monday- Sunday 9am-11pm.