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If you or someone you know have suicidal thoughts, please consider visiting one of these sites. You are not alone. Here is a list of things you can do to help prevent suicide.
Listen. Suicidal people frequently feel as though no one understands them, that they are not taken seriously, and that no one listens to them.
Accept the person's feelings as they are. Do not try to cheer the person up my making positive, unrealistic statements. Do not joke about the situation.
Do not be afraid to talk about suicide directly. You will not be putting ideas into the person's head. It may in fact, be dangerous to avoid asking a person directly if she is feeling suicidal.
Ask them if they have developed a plan for suicide. The presence of a well-developed plan indicates intent that is more serious.
Remove anything dangerous from the person's home that might be used in a suicide attempt (i.e., gun, knife, razor blades, sleeping pills).
Tell a trusted adult. Do not keep it a secret. If someone you know is considering suicide, an adult is the best person to handle the situation and offer that person help. Make no deals to keep secret what a suicidal person has told you.
Express your concern for the person and your hope that the person will not choose suicide but instead will stick it out a little longer.
Remind the person that depressed feelings do change over time.
Point out that when death is chosen, it is final; it cannot be changed.
Develop a plan for help with the person. If you cannot develop a plan and a suicide attempt is imminent, seek outside emergency help from a hospital, mental health clinic or call "911".
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!
The LGBTQ+ 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!
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 is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth.
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 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.
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.
Butte County Crisis Line
Adult crisis line: (530) 891-2810 or (800) 334-6622
Youth Crisis Line: (530) 891-2794 or (800) 371-4373