Emergency Hotlines

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, preparing to engage in suicidal behaviors, or engaging in suicidal behaviors, please contact one of the following organizations immediately and dial the emergency services phone number for your country (USA: 911).

USA

Emergency line: 911
Suicide hotline: (Suicide Prevention Lifeline) 1-800-273-8255

UK

Emergency line: 999
Suicide hotline: (HOPELineUK) 0800 068 41 41

Canada

Emergency line: 911

What to Say to a Dispatcher during a Suicide Emergency

Do not be afraid to talk to emergency services workers. Police officers, paramedics, and dispatchers are all trained to deal with these scenarios. Their job is to ensure the safety of the individual contemplating suicide and those around him or her.

When contacting an emergency service dispatcher, explain the situation as clearly as possible. Give them your current location or the location of the individual contemplating suicide. If you believe the individual contemplating suicide is a danger to yourself or others, first ensure you are in a safe location before calling emergency services.