SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

PHONE: 1-800-273-8255

WEBSITE: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress,

prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

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 in the United States.

We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing

professional best practices, and building awareness.

About the Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a leader in suicide prevention and mental health crisis care. Since its

inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention

for all, including innovative public messaging, best practices in mental health, and groundbreaking partnerships.

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Vibrant Emotional Health

launched the Lifeline on January 1, 2005. Vibrant Emotional Health, the administrator of the grant, works with its

partners, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), National Council for

Behavioral Health, and others, to manage the project, along with Living Works, Inc., an internationally respected

organization specializing in suicide intervention skills training.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is independently evaluated by a federally-funded investigation team from

Columbia University’s Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene. The Lifeline receives ongoing consultation and

guidance from national suicide prevention experts, consumer advocates, and other stakeholders through the Lifeline’s

Steering Committee, Consumer/Survivor Committee, and Standards, Training and Practices Committee.

Explore the impact of the Lifeline and its network of crisis centers. Get national call volume, find actions to take, and

discover more through our By the Numbers page.

For media inquiries or partnership opportunities, please contact Hannah Collins at hcollins@vibrant.org.