National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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General Information
Description of AgencyA 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 158 crisis centers. The Lifelines national network of local crisis centers, provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night. Find us on Facebook at and Twitter at
Geographic AreaUnited States
Intake ProcedureTelephone / online chat
Funded ByOther Federal Funding
Agency TypeNonprofit - Incorporated
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish (Note: network centers also have access to interpreting services for other languages)
EligibilityOpen to everyone
Hours of Operation24/7
Contact Information
Contact's NameShye Louis
Contact's PositionCoordinator
Main Phone888-628-9454
TDD Phone800-799-4889
Other Phone800-273-8255
Director Information
Director's NameJohn Draper, Ph.D.
Director's PositionProject Director
Director's Phone212-614-6357
Additional Information
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Affiliated Programs: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Affiliated Services: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline