Suicide Prevention

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are doing well. I am doing good. I came across this cause at my friend Kim's blog http://www.kimmysharinglight.com/. I encourage anyone who has a blog or a social network to post about this cause. I have personally lost friends throughout my life that needed support at a certain time in their life and were not able to receive it. I almost lost a family member as well. In my mother's memory I will never stop advocating for people who have a mental illness or emotional problems so in some way I can help end the stigma that still exists today.
Thanks for visiting my blog,
Take Care,
Janet :)

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.

For more information http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/


  1. Thank you for posting on this subject, it is vitally important, especially to those who live with mental illness as well as the families and friends of those that suffer from it. I will be posting on this the next time I blog.

    Sorry I haven't been around for a while, it's been crazy on my end.

    Have a wonderful day!


  2. Thank you for this post. It is a very important subject. Hope you are doing well!

  3. this is a noble cause JANET. you'll never know when one single call can save a life.

    blessings to you!