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nspi234x60As an online news organization, SPNAC is not able to monitor this Web site for crisis messages or to make referrals.

PLEASE CALL: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


The following is from the National Institute of Mental Health: If you have a family member or friend who is suicidal, do not leave him or her alone. Try to get the person to seek help immediately from an emergency room, physician, or mental health professional. Take seriously any comments about suicide or wishing to die. Even if you do not believe your family member or friend will actually attempt suicide, the person is clearly in distress and can benefit from your help in receiving mental health treatment.

Guidance for possibly suicidal patients and their families from the Journal of the American Medical Association can be downloaded here.

  1. My name is Susan Rose Blauner, author of How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me: One Person’s Guide to Suicide Prevention. If you are having suicidal thoughts, please remember that you are a miracle, and there is help out there and inside of you. You can find my book at most libraries or online. If you are having financial hardship and would like a free copy, send me an Email.

    The book saves lives throughout the world.


    Sue Blauner

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