Substance Abuse and Mental Health Resources

Crisis Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Available 24 hours every day.
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

CrisisText: text HOME to 741741
Text from anywhere in the U.S.A. to chat with a trained crisis counselor.
Available 24 hours a day
www.crisistextline.org 

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 – Press 1 to talk to someone.
Text message to 838255 to connect with a VA responder.
Start a confidential online chat session at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline
1-800-662 HELP (4357)
Available 24 hours every day. Treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Safety planning app: www.My3App.org

Emotional regulation skills website: www.NowMattersNow.org

Virtual Hope Box app: http://t2health.dcoe.mil/apps/virtual-hope-box

Man Therapy (using humor to engage men in mental health): Website and videos

SuicideSafe (SAMHSA): http://store.samhsa.gov/apps/suicidesafe/

National Alliance on Mental Illness:
1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET.
HelpLine staff and volunteers are prepared to answer your questions about mental health issues.
https://www.nami.org/Find-Support 

Lifeline Chat:
Available 24 hours every day, Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat.
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (take action, find support):
Support for people bereaved by suicide or people living with suicidal thoughts:
https://afsp.org/find-support

American Society of Addiction Medicine:
How to find treatment, patient and family support groups
https://www.asam.org/resources/patient-resources

Construction Working Minds (clearinghouse):
www.ConstructionWorkingMinds.org

Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention:
www.preventconstructionsuicide.com

How Prevalent Is Suicide In Construction?

Construction is the number one industry for number of suicides and suicide rates. Men take their lives nearly four times the rate of women, and white working-age men have the highest suicide rates in the US.

Suicide Warning Signs

These signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change.

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs. Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.

What to Do In an Emergency

Call 911.  Notify the operator that it is a psychiatric emergency and ask for an officer trained to help people with a mental health condition.

More resources are available at: http://thepreventioncoalition.org/