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Suicide Prevention Resources

Where to find help

by Trilby MacDonald

Published in October, 2020

If you or anyone you know is contemplating suicide, help is available by phone, by text, or in person:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free, confidential emotional support 24/7 by phone (800-273-8255) and online chat ( supports teens in crisis 24/7 by phone (800-448-3000). Text support available 3 p.m.-2 a.m. daily (text VOICE to 20121) and online chat 7 p.m.-1 a.m. weekdays.

Washtenaw County Community Mental Health provides 24/7 support for individuals in crisis: (734) 544-3050

U-M Psychiatric Emergency: (734) 996-4747. Crisis line connects callers to U-M clinicians 24/7.

RU?OK: Hosts a suicide awareness mobile website ( and a suicide prevention training site (

Corner Health Center: Provides health care, mental health, and supportive services for young people ages twelve through twenty-five, regardless of ability to pay. (734) 484-3600,

Ozone House: Offers crisis intervention and ongoing therapy to youth ages ten through twenty and their families for issues related to family conflict; running away; homelessness; and negative experiences in school or the community. 24/7 crisis line: (734) 662-2222.

On World Suicide Prevention Day, Sunday, September 10, the U-M is hosting a free screening and discussion of The S Word at the Ross School of Business. Preregister at     (end of article)


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