With life’s challenges. Hope starts here.
Text HOPELINE to 741741 for immediate help.*
If this is an emergency, or if you are worried that you or someone you know may be at risk for suicide, harming themselves or others, please call your local authorities (911), contact a mental health professional, or call and talk to a crisis counselor at 1-800-273-TALK. To report child abuse or exploitation, please go to NCMEC CyberTipline.
* HOPELINE™, offered by our friends at Center for Suicide Awareness, is a text-in (versus voice call-in) free emotional support service providing hope, help, and support when it’s needed most. HOPELINE™ serves anyone in any type of situation providing them access to free, 24/7 emotional support and information they need via the medium they already use and trust: text.
When you need help and don’t know where to turn, 211 is your one-stop connection to the local services you need, like utility assistance, housing, food, elder care, crisis intervention, alcohol and other drug recovery and much more.
The Center for Suicide Awareness brings help, hope, and resources to families and individuals in our communities through programs that reach others where they are at and when they need it most. Of the many Center programs and initiatives, bringing HOPELINE to all of Wisconsin, has given individuals across our state free emotional support anytime, from anywhere by simply texting.
Locate counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Articles & current topics in the mental health field from the American Psychotherapy Association
Resources, links to therapists and psychiatrists-to find local help, provides videos and educational information, self-help resources from the Mental Health Network
Help people who are having suicidal thoughts
mhanational.org (Mental Health America)
Gives names for therapists, psychiatrists, provides information for various mental illnesses from the National Mental Health Association
thetrevorproject.org (LGTBQ youth)
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth
ulifeline.org (The Jed Foundation)
An online resource for college students that includes an anonymous screening tool and campus specific information for getting help.
GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION
aacap.org (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
Resources, links, educational materials, etc. for adolescents and children. Contains many articles and suggestions for treatment for children from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
adaa.org (Anxiety Disorders Association of America)
Information about anxiety disorders, links to therapists, treatment and support from the Anxiety Disorder Association of America
Comprehensive information about mental illnesses, treatment options & suggestions. Focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Behavioral Associates
Comprehensive information regarding depression and how to treat it
dbsalliance.org (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance)
Information regarding depression, bipolar, and other related mental illnesses, treatment, and support from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
psychiatry.org (American Psychiatric Association)
Online resource for anyone seeking mental health information on many common mental health concerns, including warning signs of mental disorders, treatment options and preventative measures.
nami.org (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
General mental illness information from the National Institute for the Mentally ill
ocfoundation.org (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
Comprehensive information regarding obsessive compulsive disorder, help and support from the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
psych.org (American Psychiatric Association)
Articles and informational materials regarding psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association
Contains information on all types of depressive disorders, contains articles from Psycom’s Depression Central
reachout.com (Inspire USA-site for Teens)
Reach Out is an information and support service using evidence based principles and technology to help teens and young adults facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues.
INFORMATION, STATISTICS AND RESEARCH
cdc.gov/injury (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
Information on unintentional injuries, intentional injuries related to homicide, suicide, and violence against others, and improving health and quality of life after injuries
nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention (National Institute of Mental Health)
Research information regarding suicide prevention, provides resources that can be downloaded, printed, or that can be sent; from the National Institute of Mental Health
sprc.org (Suicide Prevention Resource Center)
Provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
who.int (World Health Organization)
Links to facts and articles about suicide and prevention from the World Health Organization.
RESOURCES FOR VETERANS
4th H.O.O.A.H. WI
HOOAH, Inc’s mission is to lend support to forward deployed servicemen and women, their stateside families, and returning veterans with a high level of understanding, compassion, and empathy. 4th H.O.O.A.H Wisconsin is a chapter of H.O.O.A.H Inc. that was founded in 2013 to extend the mission and services of H.O.O.A.H Inc. to the state of Wisconsin.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s Veteran’s Resources
Locate local resources for support or chat live with a VA mental health clinican.
Department of Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Resource
Includes Veterans Crisis Line and additional suicide prevention information.