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Information on Suicide

Since I haven't seen this information posted since I've been reading these posts in various forums, I thought I share with all of you some infomration which, some of you, may find useful:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. With more than 130 crisis centers across the country, our mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. Call for yourself, or someone you care about. Your call is free and confidential.

Why should I call the Lifeline?

From immediate suicidal crisis to information about mental health, crisis centers in our network are equiped to take a wide range of calls. Some of the reasons to call 1-800-273-TALK are listed below.
Call to speak with someone who cares
Call if you feel you might be in danger of hurting yourself
Call to find referrals to mental health services in your area
Call to speak to a crisis worker about someone you're concerned about

Each month, the Lifeline Network serves over 45,000 callers who are in emotional distress. You can reach the Lifeline by dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Although suicide prevention is our primary mission, people call the Lifeline for many reasons:

Suicidal thoughts Abuse/violence
Information on suicide Economic problems  
Information on mental health/ illness Sexual orientation issues
Post-disaster needs Homelessness issues
Substance abuse/addiction Physical illness
To help a friend or loved one  Loneliness
Relationship problems Family problems

So even if you're not in a crisis situation, you can still call, if you just need somone to talk with. It's a great resource and you should take advantage of it, if yo feel the need to.

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Can Canadians use that number too?

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I don't have a direct number, but the following website offers a multitude of resources that are available in Canada, to include suicide hotlines, crisis centers, etc., with telphone numbers and addressess:


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Intersting fact for you. Not so good if you are Irish -

Ireland has the second-highest youth suicide rate in the world. The experts are scratching their heads about what to do.

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Such a small country with such a high suicide rate.
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There is one that takes in Canada
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thank you michael, i think this will help alot of people. it would be a good idea to have info on this site about suicide prevention. remar
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