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Suicide Hotlines and Prevention Resources Around the World

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Anyone experiencing persistent suicidal thoughts should reach out to a suicide hotline or local emergency number in their country (below). To find a therapist or support group in your area, visit the Psychology Today Therapy Directory.

Argentina Suicide Prevention Resources

Australia Suicide Prevention Resources

  • National emergency number: 000
  • Lifeline Australia
    • Dial 13 11 14 for 24/7 crisis support
    • Text 0477 13 11 14 for text support between 12 pm and midnight AEDT

Austria Suicide Prevention Resources

  • National emergency numbers: Dial 133 for police, 144 for an ambulance, and 122 for the fire brigade
  • Telefon Seelsorge
    • Dial 142 for 24/7 crisis support
    • For online chat support, visit Telefon Seelsorge's website; available from 5 pm to 10 pm Central European Time

Belgium Suicide Prevention Resources

  • National emergency number: 101
  • Zelfmoord 1813
    • Dial 1813 for 24/7 crisis support
    • For online chat support, visit Zelfmoord's website; available from 6:30 pm to 10 pm Central European Time

Canada Suicide Prevention Resources

  • National emergency number: 911
  • Talk Suicide Canada
    • Dial 1-833-456-4566 for 24/7 crisis support
    • In Quebec, dial 1-866-APPELLE (277-3553)
    • Text 45645 for text support; available 4 pm to midnight ET
  • Crisis Text Line
    • 24/7 text support: Text HOME to 741741

Chile Suicide Prevention Resources

  • National emergency numbers: Call 133 for police; call 131 for medical assistance
  • Teléfono de la Esperanza
    • Dial (00 56 42) 22 12 00

Colombia Suicide Prevention Resources

Denmark Suicide Prevention Resources

  • National emergency number: 112
  • Helpline 1813
    • Dial 1813 for 24/7 crisis support

France Suicide Prevention Resources

  • National emergency number: 112
  • Suicide Écoute
    • Dial 01 45 39 40 00 for 24/7 crisis support
  • SOS Suicide Phénix
    • Dial 01 40 44 46 45 for phone support between 1 pm and 11 pm Central European Time

Germany Suicide Prevention Resources

Hong Kong Suicide Prevention Resources

  • National emergency number: 999
  • The Samaritans
    • Dial 2896 0000 for 24/7 crisis support

Ireland Suicide Prevention Resources

Mexico Suicide Prevention Resources

  • National emergency number: 911
  • Consejo Ciudadano
    • Dial 55 5533-5533 for 24/7 crisis support

New Zealand Suicide Prevention Resources

  • National emergency number: 111
  • Lifeline Aotearoa
    • Dial 0800 LIFELINE (0800 543 354) for 24/7 crisis support
    • Text HELP to 4357 for 24/7 text support

Singapore Suicide Prevention Resources

South Africa Suicide Prevention Resources

Spain Suicide Prevention Resources

Sweden Suicide Prevention Resources

Switzerland Suicide Prevention Resources

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United States Suicide Prevention Resources

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