National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

call 1-800-273-8255

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is made up of an expansive network of over 150 local- and state-funded crisis centers located across the United States. The counselors at these local crisis centers answer calls and chats from people in distress that the Lifeline receives every day. The Lifeline’s crisis centers provide the specialized care of a local community with the support of a national network.

The Lifeline is a national network of crisis call centers that offer free 24/7 emotional support for anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Crisis centers need our help. Although the Lifeline is a national program, the funds that sustain the network’s crisis centers come from state and local contributors. Many of the crisis centers in our network require more funding and resources in order to continue operating and growing.

The Lifeline is made up of a national network of local crisis centers, which answer all calls to the Lifeline as well as calls from their local communities. Contact your local crisis center to find out how you can donate to help support them.

You can also choose to donate to the Lifeline program and its administrator. The Lifeline is funded by SAMHSA and administered by Vibrant Emotional Health, a 501c3 org. Your online gift will be used to support the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and other programs and activities of Vibrant.

All information on this page was taken from and can be found on the Lifeline website.