Choose Life

If you are worried that someone you know is at risk for suicide,

GET HELP IMMEDIATELY!

If you are a teen, tell trusted adults like a parent, teacher, youth director, minister, adult friend, school counselor, or family doctor. If you are a parent, seek professional help through your doctor, church, or local mental health community. If these alternatives are not available to you, contact a suicide hotline in your area.

Here are some places to start:
SuicideHotlines.com
SuicidePreventionLifeline.org
Suicide.org

National Suicide Hotlines USA
United States of America
Toll-Free / 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

1-800-SUICIDE (800.784.2433)
1-800-273-TALK (800.273.8255)
1-800-799-4889 (Deaf Hotline)
1-800-NEED-HIM (800.633.3446)

St Louis Area
Life Crisis Services – 314.647.HELP (314.647.4357)
Teens – 314.644.5886

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
877.247.2426 Email – help@bgea.org

Chat online now with LifeLine
chat.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx

Chat online now with Need Him (Chat about Jesus)
chataboutjesus.com/chat

Text from your mobile phone
888.NEED.HIM (888.633.3446)
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
“Godly Wisdom for Suicide Prevention”
[Web article] – billygraham.org/story/godly-wisdom-for-suicide-prevention

Biblical Counseling Coalition
“Suicide Prevention and Grieving a Suicide”
[Web article] – biblicalcounselingcoalition.org/2013/05/04/suicide-prevention-and-grieving-a-suicide

Answers in Genesis
“Christians and Suicide Prevention:
Loving Our Neighbors by Sharing Christ’s Abundant Life”
[Web article] – answersingenesis.org/sanctity-of-life/christians-and-suicide-prevention

Christianity Today – Pastors
“Preventing Suicide: An interview with Karen Mason”
[Web article] – nochristianitytoday.com/pastors/2014/september-online-only/preventing-suicide.html

Hope for the Heart: Biblical Counseling Library
“Suicide Prevention:
Quick Reference Counseling Keys Excerpt”
[PDF file] – hopefortheheart.org/pdfs/OLQR-pr-Suicide%20Prevention.pdf

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Your Life Matters! To Others… To this World… To God.
“What Religious Communities Can do in Suicide Prevention:
From ‘What Does the Bible Say about Suicide?’”
[PDF file] – actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/sites/actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/files/2014%20Christian%20Resources%20Actual%20FINAL.pdf

Presbyterian Mission
“Teen Suicide:
Practicing Prevention and Pastoral Care as the Body of Christ”
[PDF file] – presbyterianmission.org/wp-content/uploads/teen-suicide-prevention.pdf

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
“Role of Faith Community Leaders”
[PDF file] – sprc.org/sites/default/files/resource-program/FaithCommunityLeaders.pdf
(Source – sprc.org/resources-programs/role-faith-community-leaders-preventing-suicide-sprc-customized-information)

More resources from the SPRC – sprc.org/settings/faith-communities