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Prevention and Help
Teen Link - Calling 1-866-TEENLINK from 6-10pm PDT every day (and/or chatting Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday) puts you in touch with a teen willing to talk it out with you. The helpline is completely anonymous and non-judgmental, and they will take any problem, big or small. Even if you want to just talk about your day, they are there. The number is available 24/7, calling any other time will put you in touch with a Crisis Clinic adult who is also willing to talk with you.
Teen Line - You can call, text, or email, and it will be answered by a non-judgemental teen (emails could be answered by adults). This helpline is more centered around health issues - for a broader line, call Teen Link. Similar to us, the website has forums for sharing your experiences, but with a broader scope than just depression and suicide.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline - A government organization dedicated to preventing suicide. You can call for yourself or someone else 24/7, and tell them the situation. As the name suggests, this is namely for imminent danger of suicide and should be used as a last resort.
Imalive - A suicidal hotline site run entirely by volunteers, for those who are more comfortable with chatting online than with talking over the phone
Mayo Clinic - Provides a large amount of information for the clinical symptoms and causes of depression and suicide. Much of the Sparks for Life Team's knowledge was gained through this website.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center - Great source for advice and knowledge about suicide prevention.
Youth Suicide Prevention Program - Similar to the SPRC. However, this is geared towards youth and adolescents.