Suicide Prevention

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

View the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Flyer for more information.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Suicide Prevention Video

This 4 minute video was created by the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Uniting for Suicide Postvention

Suicide prevention is a commonly used and understood term. However not everyone recognizes suicide postvention. Suicide postvention builds upon prevention efforts by providing immediate and ongoing support to those impacted by a suicide loss. Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more.

Live Inspired Podcast: Live through this: Suicide Awareness + Prevention

John O'Leary welcomes Dese'Rae Stage, photographer + 2-time suicide survivor, to the Live Inspired Podcast as she shares how her Live Through This movement is offering support and saving lives. View the Live Inspired Podcast at

After a suicide, here's what happens to the people left behind

Because of the stigma and array of emotions felt by loss survivors after a loved one's suicide, many do not seek help or support, harming themselves in the process. For more information visit

Ohio Life Saver Resources

At you can find resources for national state and local Crisis Intervention hotlines, availability of local Mental Health Services, and free mobile access to Multimedia Resources.

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"A Friend Asks" App

Would You Know How to Help a Friend Who is Contemplating Suicide? "A Friend Asks" is a FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Download the app today and encourage friends and family to do the same. Education is the key to prevention and with information like this as close as your smartphone; you could help save a life!

Download the app at

The Top Mental Health Challenges Facing Students

This guide helps to identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students and where and when to seek help. Click here to view the guide

Veterans Crisis Line

Military personnel and veterans can dial 1(800)273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone now. Veterans can start a confidential online chat session at Veterans can send a text message to 838255 to connect to a VA responder now.

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Resources)

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

  • Trevor Lifeline 1(866)488-7386 - it's free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • TrevorText - Available on Fridays (4:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. PST). Text the word "Trevor" to 1(202)304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.
  • TrevorChat - Available 7 days a week (3:00 - 9:00 p.m. EST / 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. PST)

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Options for the deaf and hard of hearing

If you are hearing impaired, there are several ways to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

  • To chat with a Lifeline counselor from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday-Friday (EST) visit and click on "Get Help" and "Help for Deaf." Contact the Lifeline via TTY by dialing 1(800)799-4889.
  • If you are hearing impaired and a veteran, service member, or any person concerned about one, there are several ways to contact the Veterans Crisis Line. To text with a Veterans Crisis Line responder, send a text message to 838255.
  • Contact the Lifeline via TTY by dialing 1(800)799-4889.

Help & Hope for Survivors of Suicide Loss

This booklet will provide tips for Survivors of Suicide Loss. Click here to view the booklet.

Recommended Books for Survivors After Suicide

This guide will assist you in finding books for survivors of suicide. Click here to view the recommended books.

SSCC Postvention Communication and Procedures

Click here to view the SSCC Postvention Communication and Procedures After a Student Death by Suicide Document.