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About the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Since 2005, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has provided free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention via phone, online chat, social media and its website.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is supported by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and administered by The Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC), a not-for-profit organization that addresses mental health needs in New York City and across the nation. MHA-NYC’s programs span a wide range of mental health support initiatives, including NYC’s LifeNet, the NFL Life Line, the national Disaster Distress Helpline, and the Veterans Mental Health Coalition.