Monday, June 29, 2009

If you have a blog, or website, please share this information with your readers.

Yesterday, I saw one of my friends join a suicide CrisisLink cause group on Facebook. Sadly, I have, and have several friends that have lost friends, and family members to suicide.

I felt inspired to join the group, and also volunteer to help in anyway that I can.

So many people are available to help, love, listen, and hug you! I want to help. Period.

Kimmy ~ Creating a path between the present course of events and a new course, leading to new outcomes.

If you, or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

The Lifeline Network answers thousands of calls from people in emotional distress. There are many reasons for their calls. Please call with for any of the following reasons:

* Suicidal thoughts
* Information on suicide
* Information on mental health/illness
* Substance abuse/addiction
* To help a friend or loved one
* Relationship problems
* Abuse/violence
* Economic problems
* Sexual orientation issues
* Physical illness
* Loneliness
* Family problems

Who should call?
* Anyone who feels sad, hopeless, or suicidal.
* Family and friends who are concerned about a loved one.
* Anyone interested in mental health treatment and service referrals.

Who and where am I calling?

* When you dial 1-800-273-TALK, you are calling the crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. To find out what center is closest to you search the Crisis Center Locator.
* Lifeline’s service is free and confidential.
* The hotline is staffed by trained counselors.
* We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
* We have information about mental health services in your area that can help you.

What will happen when I call?
* You will hear a message saying you have reached the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
* You will hear hold music while your call is being routed.
* You will be helped by a trained crisis worker.
* You will be given mental health services referrals if needed.

How can I call?

* Dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
* If you are a TTY user, please use our TTY number: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889).
* Para obtener asistencia en espaƱol durante las 24 horas, llame al 1-888-628-9454.

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  1. Thank you so much for joining CrisisLink's Facebook cause ( and for sharing the Hotline number with your readers (1-800-273-TALK). It's so important for people going through hard times to have someone to talk to--and CrisisLink is always there to listen.

    We're doing more than ever to help people in crisis. Check out our blog at to learn more.



  2. Thanks Kimmy, I will post about this on my blog. Many people suffer in many ways and they need to know they should not be ashamed. I almost lost my mother to suicide when I was about 10 yrs old. She recouped and got better and we had many special years together. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
    Thanks for speaking up. I will do the same.
    Love and Light,