Getting Help

For Teens

  • Take your friend’s actions seriously.
  • Talk to an adult you trust. Don’t be alone in helping your friend.
  • Convince your friend to call the Crisis Line and talk to someone: Crisis Line Number: 214.828.1000 / National Hotline: 800.273.TALK

For Parents

  • Support your child (listen, do not criticize, remain connected)
  • Get your child immediate help (find a mental health or medical professional)
  • Become informed (Internet, local support group, library)
  • Convince your child to call the Crisis Line

Never leave someone alone if they are threatening suicide. Call 911 or take the person to an emergency room or walk-in clinic at a hospital.