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:
1-800-448-3000 (TDD line: 1-800-448-1833)
If you are feeling down or struggling with negative thoughts, reach out, let’s talk about it - 1-800-448-3000.
— Boys Town Hotline (@BoysTownHotline) January 16, 2018
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
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.
Feeling lonely, angry or depressed? Call, email, text or chat. https://t.co/Er1bhTxMhG
— Boys Town Hotline (@BoysTownHotline) January 26, 2018
"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."
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
If you or someone you know feels hopeless or like they have no reason to live, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for help and support.
— The Lifeline (@800273TALK) January 21, 2018
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.
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."
"In #farming, #suicide rates are high, few notice" even more than a year after it was named the profession with the highest suicide rate. This is alarming, epsecially in states with high farming populations, such as #Indiana @juliecerel @JGfortwayne https://t.co/KENygAaYrz #SPSM
— AAS Suicidology (@AASuicidology) January 23, 2018
The organization is behind the #ItsMyBusiness hashtag movement and offers myriad resources on its website, including: