Get Help Now

Get Help Now

If you or someone you know is in need of immediate assistance, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.


By Dr. Mark Mayfield, PhD, LPC, NCC

Help! My Teen is Self-Injuring – A Crisis Manual for Parents. 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.

Crisis Text Line

Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Veterans Crisis Line

Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

SAMHSA’S National Helpline

Free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Focus on the Family Counseling Consultation & Referrals

Need ongoing support and professional counseling? 

For guidance in finding a local counselor or to request a one-time conversation with Focus on the Family’s Counseling Department, call 1-855-771-HELP (4357) weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Mountain Time). Please be prepared to leave your contact information for a counselor to return a call to you as soon as possible. Consultation is available at no cost to you due to generous donor support and will be with one of our licensed or pastoral counseling specialists.

Get Support

Once you have made arrangements for medical care for your loved one or spoken with a trained mental health provider and developed a plan for assistance, contact trusted friends, family members and/or pastors so you can receive support and encouragement. Don’t try to cope with this alone.
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These nationally available 24-hour crisis services are provided for urgent needs and do not necessarily provide spiritual content or referrals that are compatible with Focus on the Family‘s faith perspective. Links here do not constitute endorsement of content and any additional links provided on these websites.