Are they angry? Depressed? Worried? Did their doctor get them addicted to pain killers? Alcoholic? Arrested? Lose someone they love? Share with them this phone number and web address to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are there to listen.
1 (800) 273-8255. Website: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Over 30,000 people in the United States die by suicide every year which means someone dies by suicide about every 18 minutes in the U.S. An attempt is estimated to be made once every minute.
Share this information. Print out the NSPL card and leave it in public places such as libraries, work, school, churches, stores. If you go to church, ask your pastor to publish the hotline number in the church bulletin or newsletter. Churches are notorious for hating gays, women and sinners and if you have any of them secretly hiding among the “good” people, they may be suffering emotionally and spiritually. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among those 15-24 years old so churches need to be more careful the things they say for, children will listen.