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If you are feeling suicidal and need help, please remember that the members at Susan's are not trained for such an emergency. A suicide hotline can save your life.

The information below is accurate to the best of my knowledge; do notify me if you find a mistake. These resources are offered in the spirit of community. Neither Susan's nor any of its members shall be held responsible for any errors.

If you call one of the numbers and it does not work, please get the help you need from another hotline or your country's emergency number (in the U.S. and Canada, call 911; in the U.K., call 999 or 112; in Australia, call 000; in the E.U., call 112).

United States
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
English: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Spanish: 1-888-628-9454
For anyone who is suicidal.
Toll-free and available 24/7.
TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (1-800-799-4889)
Chat is also available.

The Trevor Project
1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
For LGBTQ youth (minors and young adults 13-24).
Toll-free and available 24/7.
Chat and texting available.

Hopeline: Kristin Brooks Hope Center
English: 1-800-442-4673 (1-800-442-HOPE)
Spanish: 1-800-784-2432 (1-800-SUICIDA)
For anyone who is suicidal.
Toll-free and available 24/7.
Chat is available.

Samaritans USA
Samaritans refers people to the national hotline at 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) but has local numbers on the website.

United States and Canada
Trans Lifeline
U.S. 1-877-565-8860
Canada 1-877-330-6366
Toll-free, but hours vary.

United Kingdom and Ireland
UK: 08457 90 90 90
ROI: 116 123
For anyone who is suicidal.
There may be a toll for these numbers, but if you call the ROI number from inside Ireland, the call is free. These hotlines are available 24/7.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (U.S.-based but available in Canada)
English: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Spanish: 1-888-628-9454
For anyone who is suicidal.
Toll-free and available 24/7.
TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (1-800-799-4889)
Chat is also available.

Distress Centres Ontario maintains a list of distress lines by region. Go to These numbers appear to be toll-free if you call from inside the designated area.

Québec—Montréal (Suicide Action Montréal)
Toll-free if you call from the same zone; available 24/7.

Québec—Outside Montréal (Suicide Action Montréal)
1-866-277-3553 (1-800-APPELLE) (This one is a bit confusing; a number is provided for outside of Montréal, but the number appears to be for Portneuf.)
Toll-free and available 24/7?
List of other Québec resources:

New Brunswick (CHIMO Helpline)
Toll-free provincial helpline is available 24/7 to all New Brunswick residents.

Alberta (Distress Line of Southwestern Alberta)
403.266.4357 (403.266.HELP)
Toll-free if you are in Southern Alberta; 24/7.

Your Life Counts, lists these two numbers for the Distress Line of Southwestern Alberta:
I do not know whether these numbers are accurate.

13 11 14
Charged as a local call; toll-free for mobile phones; available 24/7.
Chat is available.

Toll-free but may not be available 24/7.
Available 24/7 but may not be free.

Suicide Call Back Service
Charged as a local call; available 24/7.

International and Internet
Go to and enter your country in the search box. Your country should appear in a drop-down menu allows you to choose your country and find a helpline. In the United States, you get yet another search box in which you will enter the state.

Or go to and scroll down until you find your country’s link.

Your Life Counts has a comprehensive international list that includes Canada and surrounding areas, China, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, several European countries (including Ireland and the UK), Australia, and New Zealand.

For an online crisis network with chat, try

Regarding UK Samaritans calls.

0845 numbers are 'local rate' calls.

However their website does state the following:

--- Quote ---For callers who can’t afford the cost of a call, Samaritans accept reverse charge calls from landline and mobile telephones and also from telephone call boxes. Additionally, callers can also ask us to call them back and then the cost of the call is paid for by Samaritans.
--- End quote ---

This is a matter of dialing 100 (or just 0) for operator on your phone and then asking to make a reverse-charge call to the number.

Hope this helps.

Thanks for the info. I'll see about tweaking my post.

Jessica M:
Also in the Republic of Ireland for anyone under 18 to talk about any issues you might be having (including suicidal thoughts)

call: Childline  1800 66 66 66
or    Teenline  1800 83 36 34

 Either lo-Call or free.

Bullying Helpline    (day) 0502 61666/ (night) 0502 20598

For Students there is the free and confidential service

Niteline : 1800 793 793    Line open from 9:30pm to 2:30am Every day EXCEPT Wednesday.

If you are having trouble coping please talk to someone who can help.

Can i add a couple of NZ ones here?

There's youthline for teenagers - 0800 37 66 33

And for general suicide hotlines according to your region - go to

And in a real emergency, dial 111 and they'll do their best to help you.

Hope this helped o~o


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