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Crisis Numbers

988: Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

If you are feeling vulnerable or suicidal or are worried about someone, call 988, the national number for all mental health, substance use, and suicide crises. For more information on this lifeline, visit the Alabama Department of Mental Health

Alabama Crisis Numbers

The Crisis Center (Central Alabama)
Main Line: (205) 323-7777
Teen Line: (205) 328-LINK (205-328-5465)
Kids' Help Line: (205) 328-KIDS (205-328-5437)
Senior Talk Line: (205) 328-TALK (205-328-8255)
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Crisis Services of North Alabama
(256) 716-1000 or 1-800-691-8426
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Lifeline Counseling Services (Mobile)
(251) 431-5111 or 1-800-239-1117
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National Crisis Resources

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
24-hour nationwide
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Covenant House Nineline
1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
24-hour nationwide
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Girls & Boys Town National Hotline
Phone, Chat, Text, and Email
24-hour nationwide
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National Graduate Student Crisis Line
1-877-GRAD-HLP (1-877-4723-475)

National Youth Crisis Hotline
1-800-442-HOPE (1-800-442-4673)
24-hour nationwide

Poison Control Center
For Emergencies: 1-800-222-1222
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1-800-252-TEENS (1-800-252-8336)
3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

The Trevor Lifeline
The Trevor Lifeline is a service of The Trevor Project, a non-profit endeavor devoted to promoting tolerance and understanding for LGBTQ youth.
24-hour nationwide
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Available on Fridays (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT).
Text the word "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Available 7 days per week (3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT)

Youth America Hotline (YAH!)
1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454)

Youth Crisis Hotline
1-800-HIT-HOME (1-800-448-4663)
24-hour nationwide

You may also want to check out these resources, and most importantly seek help as soon as possible from a mental health professional: counselors, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists, your Employee Assistance Program, or in community agencies. You can also consider church-affiliated counseling centers, pastoral care centers, United Way Agencies, your primary care physician, or the emergency department at a hospital. If you are struggling to find the right professional, please tell a trusted friend about your feelings and ask them to help you find help quickly.

Do Not Stop Asking for Help

If you or someone else is imminently suicidal - on the verge of suicide - please take yourself or the other person to the nearest hospital emergency room or call 911. Suicide is final . There is no going back. There is no chance to reconsider the action of suicide. It is "The Forever Decision" (Dr. Paul Quinnett, PhD).

Page last updated: May 31, 2024