Suicide Prevention Resources
Jan. 16, 2023
Suicide is a complex issue that can be caused by a variety of factors, including mental health problems, relationship problems, financial difficulties, and social isolation, among others. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, it is important to seek help immediately. There are many resources available to support individuals who are struggling, such as hotlines and mental health professionals. If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) in the United States. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Additionally, “988” is the three-digit, nationwide phone number to connect directly to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. By calling or texting 988, you’ll connect with mental health professionals with the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Veterans can press “1” after dialing 988 to connect directly to the Veterans Crisis Lifeline which serves our nation’s Veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them. For texts, Veterans should continue to text the Veterans Crisis Lifeline short code: 838255.
If you are in New Jersey and are concerned about suicide, there are resources available to help. The New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services operates a mental health hotline that provides support and information for individuals who are struggling with mental health issues, including thoughts of suicide. The hotline can be reached at 1-866-202-4357. It is also a good idea to speak with a mental health professional if you are concerned about your own mental health or the mental health of someone you know.