Use these resources to reach out if you’re in crisis, find answers and information, or get the tools to help someone else.
We can all help prevent suicide. The helplines below provide free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
Local & Regional
24/7 Crisis Lines
“Every county in Minnesota provides Mobile Crisis Services for both children and adults that may be experiencing suicidal feelings or mental health crisis. Crisis services are available within each county 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. County crisis teams are available for phone support as well as face-to-face crisis help.” – MN Dept of Health
24/7 Crisis Lines
988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services.
(Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.)
Minnesota Farm & Rural Help
Phone: (833) 600-2670
Text: FARMSTRESS to 898211
“Farming can be a stressful occupation. Often, you live where you work. While you get to be your own boss, you feel responsible for a lot and can control very little. Financial problems, price & marketing uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges, marital difficulties, and social pressures can be real sources of stress, even crisis, for farmers & farm family members.” – MN Dept of Ag
What Happens When I Call or Text?
Talking with someone about your thoughts and feelings can save your life. People do not have to be suicidal to call and reasons can include substance abuse, economic worries, relationships, sexual identity, illness, getting over abuse, depression mental and physical illness, and loneliness. No matter what problems you’re dealing with, whether or not you’re thinking about suicide, if you need someone to lean on for emotional support call a lifeline.
You’ll reach a skilled, trained crisis worker who works at the Lifeline network crisis center closest to you. This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful. It’s completely free and confidential, and available to you 24/7.
When a text is sent, you’ll be asked to complete a short survey letting the crisis counselor know a little bit about your current situation. You will then be connected to a trained crisis counselor, who will work with you to better understand what you are experiencing, provide support, and connect you with any help or resources.
Don’t wait, reach out.
Get free immediate support 24/7. They won’t judge, and everything you tell them is confidential, unless it’s essential to contact emergency services to keep you or your friend safe. 2B CONTINUED does not offer any professional services.
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