Are YOU In Crisis?
If you are in crisis or considering harming yourself, U.S. Pain asks you to take one of the following steps immediately. Explain how you’re feeling. Remember part of being strong is acknowledging when to ask for help.
You Are Not Alone.
- Call 911
- Call a suicide/prevention crisis hotline
(800-784-2433 or 800-273-8255)
- Assistance if you are deaf or hearing impaired? (800-799-4TTY)
- Para obtener asistencia en español, llame al (888-628-9454)
- Call your mental health counselor
- Call your medical doctor
- Go to a hospital emergency room
- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates a national suicide prevention hotline and a live online chat option to ensure veterans with emotional crises have round-the-clock access to trained professionals.
- 800-273-8255. Press “1” to reach the VA hotline.
- Veterans Crisis Line – Live Chat
Needing to Talk with Someone
If you are feeling sad or overwhelmed, it might help to talk to someone. A family member, friend, therapist, spiritual sponsor or fellow pain friend are here to listen. Remember that you are not alone.
To find a social worker, psychologist or counselor, please click on the following:
- American Psychological Association
- National Association of Social Workers
- National Board of Certified Counselors
If you are suicidal, please contact one of the organizations below. These groups are dedicated to helping people get through crises.
- American Association of Suicidology (202-237-2280)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255)
- National Hopeline Network
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Please remember: The above is for informational purposes only, and should not be considered complete or unflawed. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. We do not recommend the self-management of health problems. We can not and do not give medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or mental health issue.