RESOURCES AND CONTACTS

This page contains resources and contacts for crisis intervention and support. The focus with the information here is to provide the details necessary for someone to make a first point of contact. The primary topic of the information provided is suicide prevention and mental health crisis intervention.

EMERGENCIES

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call your local emergency number. The numbers listed here are the commonly used numbers for the stated region. If you don't know your country's equivalent to 911, this wiki page and The Lifeline Foundation have comprehensive listings.

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AMERICAS
9 1 1

*some variations

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EUROPE
1 1 2
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AFRICA
112 or 999

*varies widely

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ASIA
112 or 999 or 110

*varies widely

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OCEANIA
112 or 911 or 999 or 111

*000 in Australia

KINDS OF SUPPORT

ONLINE SUPPORT

There are a growing number of online crisis support services with live chat and email. These, unlike some of the crisis phone numbers, are available for anyone from any location (provided the local government doesn't restrict access to the sites).

TEXTING

Sometimes we might not have access to the internet or a safe space to make a phone call, texting a crisis hotline may be a viable option in those scenarios. Texting a crisis number can be done with just basic texting, no data needed.

PHONE CALLS

There is nothing quite like talking to another person and hearing their voice provide support and comfort when you're in distress. In some countries, payphones are still everywhere and calling a toll-free number for crisis support is an invaluable tool when all you have access to is an old-fashioned phone.

FACE TO FACE

People need other people. Depending on where you live, the best option for receiving support might be to go seek help in person.

SUICIDE

MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

You don't have to be suicidal to be in crisis or need help. Most of the suicide hotlines also take calls for other mental health crises. You also don't have to wait for the worst to happen before taking steps towards better mental health. These links expand on the ones already listed to include support for all kinds of mental health related issues.

DIRECTORIES

GET HELP for you

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SUPPORT someone else

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TOOLS to explore

Page last updated: 28 January 2018
By Kristance Harlow

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