Emergencies
If you or someone you know needs help immediately, you should take one of the following actions:

Call 911
If you can’t reach someone or get yourself to the ER, call 911 and someone will come to you.

24/7 Suicide Prevention Lifeline   
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line
Free crisis support services at no cost, 24 Hours a day.  To use, text “START” To 741741

Counseling

DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy Center
Fort Payne, AL
256-997-9700

DeKalb Youth Service Center   
Rainsville, AL
256-638-8821

NAMI
(National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Centre, AL
256-927-4868

UT Erlanger Behavioral Health
Chattanooga, TN
423-778-2965

CED Mental Health Center
DeKalb – Iris Davis 256-845-4571
Cherokee – Mary Clark 256-927-3601
Etowah – 256-492-7800

Mountain Lakes Behavioral Health
Guntersville, AL
256-582-3203

Decatur Behavior Health
Decatur, AL
256-973-4000

Synergy Counseling Center
Fort Payne, AL
256-979-1620

Dayspring Counseling
Albertville, AL
256-878-3809

The Link Counseling Center
Sandy Springs, Georgia
404-256-9797
Atlanta, GA
770-256-1114

Metropolitan Counseling Services
Atlanta, GA
404-321-1794

Online Resources
Click on the links below to reach valuable suicide prevention and mental health resources:

For All Ages | Advocacy

Provides resources for suicide prevention, grief support and education for individuals struggling with suicidal thoughts/feelings.

For All Ages | Service

The “Report Suicidal Content” page on Facebook for third-party texters.

For Teens | Informative

Empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy adults

For All Ages | Support / Informative

Offers an interactive tool for third parties to help recognize the signs of suicidal ideation and helpful phrases for talking to someone about suicide.

For Adults | Website | Service

Dial (888) 457-4838 or text MIL1 to 839863 to receive 24/7 confidential crisis intervention focused on military-specific issues.

For Adults & Teens | App | Support

Helps create a safety plan for those experiencing suicidal thoughts, including who to contact.

For All Ages | Informative

An online resource that provides support for coping with suicidal thoughts through teaching skills based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Includes videos of personal stories.

For All Ages | Website / Hotline | Service

Toll-free 24/7 confidential suicide prevention and crisis hotline.

For All Ages | Informative & Advocacy

Provides support groups for suicide loss survivors, as well as resources about suicide and finding help for yourself or others.

For All Ages | Informative

Provides free, online resources for suicide loss or attempt survivors, as well as those looking to help a survivor of suicide.

For Adults & Teens | Support

Aims to prevent suicide and provide self-harm alternatives by pairing people through social media as buddies and raising awareness for mental health.

For Adults & Teens/ Text for support.

Provides free, 24/7 crisis support in the US. Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained.

For All Ages

Search for therapists in your area who can help you work through your problems.

For All Ages | Informative

Online counseling guide on suicide prevention. Long list of resources as well.

For All Ages | Informative & Advocacy

2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention written by U.S Surgeon General along with individuals within U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services.

For All Ages | Advocacy & Research

CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

For All Ages | Informative & Advocacy

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

For All Ages | Informative & Advocacy

A national coalition of seven leading non profits working to end suicide in the United States. The mission of the National Council for Suicide Prevention is to advance suicide prevention through leadership, advocacy and a collective voice.

For All Ages | Advocacy & Research

AAS is a charitable, non profit membership organization whose mission is to promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it.

For All Ages | Informative & Advocacy

Samaritans centers provide volunteer-staffed hotlines and professional and volunteer-run public education programs, “suicide survivor” support groups and many other crisis response, outreach and advocacy activities and programs to the communities they serve as well as those throughout the country.

For All Ages | Informative & Advocacy

SPEAK – Suicide. Prevention. Empowerment. Awareness. Knowledge. – was established to address the increasing incidence of suicide in our community and increase awareness about mental illness.

For All Ages | Advocacy & Research

Northside Hospital offers a comprehensive array of Behavioral Health services for adults, families, health professionals and others. Behavioral Health provides an integrative approach focused on health and overall well-being. We offer a multidisciplinary team of over 30 highly trained mental health professionals. We are staffed by Board Certified Psychiatrists, Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Psychiatric Nurses and other clinicians. Atlanta (404) 851-8000

For All Ages | Informative & Advocacy

Access to Crisis Services For immediate access to routine or crisis services, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225. GCAL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to help you or someone you care for in a crisis. GCAL is the 24/7 hotline for accessing mental health services in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) provides treatment and support services to people with mental illnesses and addictive diseases, and support to people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities.

877-589-4784 | Informative & Advocacy

Our community offers unique perspectives on lifelong recovery and substance use prevention, empowering others through stories of strength and courage. From people in active recovery to advocates who have lost loved ones to the devastating disease of addiction, our community understands the struggle and provides guidance born of personal experience.

For All Ages | Counseling

Don Brock, DMin, MHC, LPC is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in depression and suicidal ideation. He has an office in Fort Payne, ALabama and in Huntsville, AL. He offers couseling for individuals, couples and families.

For All Ages | Informative & Advocacy

Tony Watkins, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in depression and suicidal ideation. His therapy is aimed to children, adults, families and couples. He is located in Arab, Al and is also a QPR trainer and ASSIST trainer for suicide prevention.

For All Ages | Informative & Advocacy

The Link Counseling Center is a nonprofit community counseling center serving the Atlanta area by providing quality, affordable, confidential counseling, psychotherapy, and support groups to all ages.

Phone Hotlines

Spanish Speaking Suicide Hotline
877-784-2432
800-SUICIDA

Grad Student Hotline
800-472-3457
800-GRADHLP

Veteran’s Peer Support
877-838-2838
877-VET2VET

Veterans Crisis Line
Call / Chat / Text – Link

Teen to Teen Peer Counseling Hotline
877-968-8454
877-YOUTHLINE

National Hopeline
800-422-HOPE

Post-Partum Depression
800-PPD-MOMS

800-773-6667

LGBTQ Support (13-24)
866-488-7386