Daily Challenge #3: Make a list of trusted contacts.
Having a strong social support network is a crucial element to thriving, but when in crisis it can be hard to think of who to reach out to. You may be feeling alone in your distress, or afraid to share thoughts of suicide with someone else. Making a list of safe and trusted contacts ahead of time is a reminder that you are not alone when you need help the most.
Write down three or more contacts and the easiest way to reach them. These can be friends, family members, or providers. Be sure to include at least one crisis line or warm line that is available 24/7. Place the list in a safe place near (or on) your phone or highlight the contacts on your phone with a special photo or image.
If you or someone you know needs help, please know that you are not alone. Crisis lines, counselors, intervention programs, and more are available to you, whether you are in crisis yourself or concerned about someone else.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741
- The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ+ Young People): 1-866-488-7386
- Friendship Line (for Older Adults): 1-800-971-0016
- Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
- Teen Line: Call 1-800-852-8336 (from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. PST)
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