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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives in 2011 -- each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. We are investing in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects and critical policy work. And we are expanding our assistance to people whose lives have been affected by suicide, reaching out to offer support and offering opportunities to become involved in prevention.

National Institute of Mental Health

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. For the Institute to continue fulfilling this vital public health mission, it must foster innovative thinking and ensure that a full array of novel scientific perspectives are used to further discovery in the evolving science of brain, behavior, and experience. In this way, breakthroughs in science can become breakthroughs for all people with mental illnesses.

World Health Organization

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

SAVE was one of the nation's first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide and was a co-founding member of the National Council for Suicide Prevention. Our history and growth from an all-volunteer, small grassroots group of passionate survivors led us to what is one of today's leading national not-for-profit organizations with staff dedicated to prevent suicide. This site, along with our work, is based on the foundation and belief that suicide should no longer be considered a hidden or taboo topic and that through raising awareness and educating the public, we can SAVE lives.

LGBT*QI+ National Help Center- 1-888-843-4564

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. All of our services are free and confidential. We speak with callers of all ages about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, HIV/AIDS, anxiety, safer-sex information, and lots more!

LGBT*QI+ National Youth Talkline- 1-888-246-7743

The LGBT*QI+ National Youth Talkline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. Our telephone volunteers are in their teens and early twenties, and we speak with teens and young adults up to age 25 about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and lots more!

LGBT*QI+ National Help Center Chat

We offer free, confidential, one-on-one peer support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people. All conversations are confidential. We do not keep transcripts or recordings of the chat conversations we have with you.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBT*QI+) youth.

The Trevor Project: Need To Talk Live

The "Need to Talk Live" campaign promotes the use of "NTL" (a text shorthand for "Need to Talk Live"), and by text messaging these three simple letters to a friend—an LGBT*QI+ youth can let a close one know that they need support immediately. Reaching out for help can be difficult. We aren't always given the tools we need to get support. NTL makes asking for that support a little easier.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 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 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers, provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.

Laura's Playground

This is a live support moderated chat room for Transsexuals both FTM and MTF, Transgendered, Intersex, Androgynes, Crossdressers and their Friends, families and significant Others only. All groups will be treated equally.

The Alex Project

If you need help now, text ANSWER to 839863 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Reno Crisis Call Center is available 24×7.
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Butte County Crisis Line

Adult crisis line: (530) 891-2810 or (800) 334-6622
Youth Crisis Line: (530) 891-2794 or (800) 371-4373