The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline?s mission is to provide immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a toll-free telephone number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It is the only national suicide prevention and intervention telephone resource funded by the Federal Government.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is funded by a 3-year $6.6 Million grant from SAMSHA's Center for Mental Health Services, which has been awarded to the Mental Health Association of New York City and its partners- the National Association of State mental Health Program Directors, Columbia University and Rutgers University. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a network of local crisis centers located in communities across the country that are committed to suicide prevention. Callers to the hotline will receive suicide prevention counseling from trained staff at the closest certified crisis center in the network. A nation-wide public education campaign to raise awareness about suicide and the national hotline is under development.
Website dedicated to the national prevention of suicide.