You are not alone

If you are thinking of hurting yourself or if you are worried that someone you know might be suicidal, remember you are not alone and help is available. Somebody is counting on you. You matter.

Do you need help now?

  • Emergency, please call 9-1-1 or get yourself or the person in crisis to the nearest emergency room. Stay close.
  • In Vermont, call 2-1-1.
  • Anywhere in the United States, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255).
    For TTY, call 1.800.799.4889.
  • If you are a US military veteran, call 1.800.273.8255 and press 1.
  • Call the Mental Health Service nearest you.

Do you think you are alone? Help is nearby. Speak to someone you know who can help. Speak to a crisis worker.

2-1-1 is a program of the United Ways of Vermont. A mental health counselor will ask you questions, listen to you and help you figure out what to do next.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free and confidential 24-hour hotline that will connect you immediately to an operator who is trained to deal with suicidal crises and who will have information about the mental health services in your area. Emergency services can be dispatched if necessary. The Lifeline may be national, but the services are local.

If you are having suicidal thoughts or worried about someone don’t keep it to yourself. If you are thinking about suicide, remember, that you don’ have to be in crisis to ask for help. You Matter. You can get help.