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Suicidal Thoughts: What to Do

If you have thoughts of suicide, these options are available to you:

  • Dial: 911
  • Dial: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Check yourself into the emergency room.
  • Call your local crisis agency.
  • Tell someone who can help you find help immediately.
  • Stay away from things that might hurt you.
  • Most people can be treated with a combination of antidepressant medication and psychotherapy.

If You Don't Have Insurance

The following options might be used:

  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
  • Look in your local Yellow Pages under Mental Health and/or Suicide Prevention; then call the mental health organizations/crisis phone lines that are listed. There may be clinics or counseling centers in your area operating on a sliding or no-fee scale.
  • Some pharmaceutical companies have "Free Medication Programs" for those who qualify.

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