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In A Crisis? (Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention Resources)

At Punk Rock Saves Lives (PRSL), we care about your mental health and are here to support you; but, we are not mental health professionals, nor are we a 24-hour crisis helpline.

Because we are not equipped to be of assistance in a time of crisis, PRSL wants to ensure that you have access to the resources that you need, when you need them. We have compiled a list of different options so that you can find what works for you, should the time ever come.

PRSL knows that it is much easier to get the help you need when you already have a crisis plan in place, so we hope that this can be a help to you and that you save this list for whenever you may need it.

Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line provides free mental health support and crisis intervention 24/7 via text. If you don’t want to (or even can’t) talk on the phone, this is a great option to get help immediately and anywhere you have cell phone reception. The line is operated by compassionate volunteers trained in crisis prevention, ensuring that you get someone ready and willing to help every single time.

Text START to 741-741 (U.S. & Canada) to connect with a volunteer Crisis Counselor now.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free 24/7 support for those in emotional distress or crisis. With a network of 180+ crisis centers nationwide, the Lifeline works tirelessly to ensure that people have access to the resources they need when they need them.

If you are in distress or crisis and need assistance right away, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or locate their nearest crisis center.

Local Crisis Services

It’s a good idea to look into your local crisis resources so that you know where to go, who to contact, and what to do if you need immediate assistance or intervention. Many states have their own suicide prevention and crisis hotlines, so if you’re looking to talk to someone closer in proximity to you, this could be a good resource for you to discover.

If you are in immediate need of help, please call 911 or go directly to your closest emergency or crisis center.


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