In an imminent emergency always dial 911
Call or text 988 for the suicide hotline
Family & Friends
*This page is for informational purposes only. It should not be used as a means of crisis intervention.
Be a caring presence.
Inquire about their well-being.
Ask what type of support will be most helpful.
Encourage involvement in activities the person enjoys.
Ask the question, "Are you feeling so badly that you are considering suicide?" If the answer is "yes", seek more information, and know how to refer them to help.
If so, keep a copy of the safety plan in an easy to access location (in their purse/wallet, on their cellphone, top dresser drawer, bedside table, on the fridge).
If someone is actively suicidal do not leave them alone.
Seek assistance for them and yourself. You cannot do this alone.
National Suicide Hotline:
OSU Harding Hospital Inpatient Admissions:
(614) 293-8205 | Option 1
(614) 276-CARE (2273)
Seniors Suicide Hotline:
Franklin County Youth Psychiatric Crisis Line:
Mental Health of America:
(614) 221-1441 (free counseling)
24 HR Crisis Text Support:
Text the word "start" to 741-741.