Suicide prevention help: Resources from Boys Town & beyond

As the Grammy's spotlight prepares to shine on rap artist Logic's song named for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number, other suicide prevention centers, like the Boys Town Hotline, are reminding their communities that they're here to help.

If you or someone you care about is struggling, here's where you can turn:

Boys Town Hotline

1-800-448-3000 (TDD line: 1-800-448-1833)

 

 

The Boys Town National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors, including Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services for more than 140 languages.

More resources are available at boystown.org 

Your Life Your Voice

This website is part of the Boys Town National Hotline and provides kids and families the opportunity to ​ask ​their questions via​ phone, text, chat or email. Let your kids know they are not alone, support is ​available.

 

 

"We encourage people to contact us by phone if they are in any danger, or if it’s a really serious issue," the site states. "Talking on the phone can provide more immediate help, but we do know that sometimes you might be more comfortable contacting ​us via chat, text, or email."

 

If you would like Boys Town to help your child, please call admissions at 1-800-989-0000 or e-mail admissions@boystown.org.​

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 (or chat here)

  • For deaf and hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889
  • Spanish speaking: 1-888-628-9454
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

 

 

From the site: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

The website also offers a "Safe Space" video environment, with videos of soothing visuals and imagery.

American Association of Suicidology

AAS is "an inclusive community that envisions a world where people know how to prevent suicide and find hope and healing." The organization aims to "promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it."

 

 

The organization is behind the #ItsMyBusiness hashtag movement and offers myriad resources on its website, including:

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