Suicide Prevention

On July 16, 2022, you can dial 988 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Learn more at the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline webpage.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you are in crisis call 1-800-273-8255

800-273-8255 Suicide Lifeline | 866-833-6546 Teen Link | Lifeline Crisis Chat | Lifeline Website | Text “HEAL” to 741741 Crisis Text Line

Suicide Prevention in Washington

Suicide is a serious public health problem in Washington. It affects people of all ages in communities across the state.

Because suicide is one of the leading causes of early death in Washington, preventing it improves the health of Washingtonians and our communities. The Washington State Department of Health is taking many actions for suicide prevention and guides implementation of the WA State Suicide Prevention Plan (PDF).

The Department does not provide crisis intervention services. If you are thinking about suicide, you are not alone. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255). Counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

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I need help now

I'm thinking about suicide or have thought about suicide before.

I am worried about someone else

I am concerned someone else might be thinking of suicide.

Grief support

Someone in my life has died by suicide, and I need resources and support.

Hotlines, text, and chat resources

I am looking for listening and referral resources.

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I want to prevent suicide in my community.


I want to prevent suicide through my work.


I am under 24 years old and need help or want suicide prevention resources for children and young adult.

Journalism Resources

I am a journalist writing a story about suicide and need resources.

State Actions

I want to know what the Department of Health is doing about suicide.

Data and Reports

Suicide Prevention and Community Support Tools

I need data, information or handouts about suicide prevention.


I want to know about upcoming suicide prevention training, webinars, and events.

Resources for Health Professionals

Training requirements for health professionals - I need information about suicide prevention training requirements and opportunities.

Training approval for training programs - I need information about how to get my training course(s) approved for WA health professionals.


Other Questions

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