Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources

If you or someone you know is in crisis or thinking about self-harm or suicide, there is help available. 


If you require immediate assistance:

Call 911

Go to the nearest emergency room

Call the toll-free, 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273- TALK (8255) 

Text TALK to 741-741 to text with a trainee crisis counselor for free, 24/7


Si  o alguien que conoces tiene pensamientos suicidas, una línea directa de prevención puede ayudar. La Línea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio está disponible las 24 horas del día llamando al 800-273-8255, en inglés y español. Los recursos debajo que ofrecen soporte en español están marcados. 


  • Mental Health Resources – Kentucky 


National Alliance on Mental Illness Louisville: provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. Email or call (502) 588-2008 

Seven Countiesoffers a full range of mental and behavioral health services, substance abuse treatment, and intellectual and developmental disabilities services in a seven-county region in Kentucky. Counties served include Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, and Henry. 

Call (502) 589-4313 for 24/7 Adult Crisis Line 

Call (502) 589-8070 for 24/7 Child Crisis Line Start Your Recovery works with leading experts in effectively treating substance use issues to offer people a single source of relatable, reliable information at any stage of their recovery journey.


  • Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Resources – National/International informational resource and web guide for those impacted by substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Call the helpline at 800-926-9037 24/7 for free, private, and confidential support.
American Foundation for Suicide PreventionOffers referrals to in-person support groups and mental health professionals for those having thoughts of suicide, those who have lost someone to suicide and those who have attempted suicide; offers resources on loss; suicide prevention information. 

Befrienders WorldwideProvides an open space for those who are in distress to talk and be heard. Befrienders Worldwide strives to improve access to information about suicide and emotional support services worldwide. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) Mon-Fri 10am-10pm ET for mental health assistance.

National Institute of Mental Health: NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders 

National Suicide Prevention Lifelineprovides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. *La ayuda está disponible en español.* 

Call 1-800-273- TALK (8255) 

Online chat available at 

Recovery Village: Comprehensive treatment services for substance abuse and co-orcurring mental heath disorders.

Rehab Spot: Helps those struggling with addiction and their families find the information, support, and resources needed to get help.

Samaritans Helpline: Offers 24/7 confidential, nonjudgmental support if you are feeling suicidal, lonely, or depressed*La ayuda está disponible en español.* 

Call or text (877) 870-HOPE (4673) 

Trans Lifelinea grassroots hotline and organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. 

Call (877)-565-8860 


  • Resources for Military and Veterans 

Military Help Line24-hour free, confidential crisis support for military service members, Veterans and theifamilies. *La ayuda está disponible en español.* 

Call (888) 457-4838 

Text MIL1 to 83986 

Veterans Crisis Line: 24/7 confidential crisis support for veterans and their loves ones. 

Call 1-800-273-8255, for Veterans Affairs, press 1 

Text 838255 

Chat online 

Veteran Call Center: 24/7 confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life. 

Call (877) WAR-VETS (927-8387) 


  • Resources for Youth and Teens 

Boystown National Hotline24-hour crisis line for teens and families in need of help: suicide prevention line, parents can call about parenting issues, kids can call about anything — provides suicide prevention line, referrals and problem solving (calls answered by trained crisis counselors). *La ayuda está disponible en español.* 

Call (800) 448-3000 

Thursday’s Child24-hour emergency help and information for youths in crisis. Helps children, teens and young adults faced with bullying, eating disorders, self-harm, sexual assault, thoughts of suicide, trafficking, abuse, abduction, and addiction. 

Call (800) 872-5437 

Trevor Lifeline24/7 hotline, text-line and online chat; provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQIA+ youth ages 13–24 

Call (866) 488-7386 

Text START to 678-678 


  • Resources for Medical Professionals

    EduMed: Provides information and resources that physicians, nurses, paramedics, medical students, and others in the healthcare field can use to better understand the health & wellness challenges they may be facing.

  • Resources for seniors experiencing loneliness and isolation

    Caring: People often experience loneliness and isolation due to various factors as they age. Retirement can lead to a loss of work-related social connections. Changes in family dynamics, such as relocations or busy schedules, can reduce the frequency of visits. Additionally, health challenges like hearing issues or mobility loss can limit social interaction, further contributing to feelings of isolation in older adults. To help seniors experiencing loneliness and isolation, we made a guide that discusses who’s at risk of loneliness and how it can affect their health and well-being.
  • Resources for Family and Friends Grieving Loss Due to Suicide 

Alliance of Hope: works to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors. 

Carson’s VillageFree service to assist families in managing practical details following the sudden loss of a loved one. 

SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education): Provides resources for survivors of suicide loss, including a search function for support groups. 

TAPS Suicide Loss Survivor Assistance: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) provides support to family members who have lost loved ones to suicide through postvention to prevent family members from experiencing mental health crises. 

Call (800) 959-8277 for emergency crisis situations. 


  • Training for Suicide Prevention and Intervention 

Mental Health First Aid: a skills-based training course that teaches participants how to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

QPR Institute: Provides innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives. 

Suicide Prevention Resource CenterSPRC advances suicide prevention infrastructure and capacity building through consultation, training, and resources. 

Zero Suicide: Improving suicide care within health and behavioral heath systems. Training resources targeted towards healthcare professional.