LOUISVILLE, Ky. — If you or someone you know is suffering from suicidal thoughts, it is important to know: there is always hope, and there is help available.
If you just want to talk or vent to someone, but don't feel like you are a danger to yourself, you can call 1-800-932-4616.
Another option is through The Samaritans, which offers an emotional support hotline for anyone feeling lonely, depressed or suicidal. You can call or text 877-870-4673.
LGBTQ+ youth who are dealing with suicidal thoughts or need a safe, judgment-free space to talk can use the Trevor Project Lifeline at 866-488-7386.
For those who aren't comfortable talking on the phone, you can use the Crisis Text Line. Just text 'HOME' to 741741 at any time and someone will answer you.
Here are a few resources and hospitals to help communities specifically in Kentucky and Indiana prevent suicide:
- National Alliance on Mental Illness, Louisville Chapter
- QPR Suicide Prevention Training
- NAMI Mental Health Resources
- Peace Hospital: (502) 451-3333
- Seven Counties Services: (502) 589-8070
- Central State Hospital: (502) 253-7000
- The Brook: (502) 896-0495
- University of Louisville Hospital: (502) 852-6782
- Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health (Radcliff, Ky.): 1-800-274-7374
- Wellstone (Southern Indiana): (812) 284-8000
- Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone