The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention ( lists warning signs for suicide, including depression, change in appetite, listlessness, and indecision. If you or someone you know is in danger, you can get help here:

  • National Hopeline Network Hopeline connects 152 crisis centers around the U.S. and maintains a toll-free number (800-SUICIDE) that refers callers to an available counsellor in their area. (
  • American Association of Suicidology The academically oriented AAS maintains a website that can give you the latest research and statistics into suicide. The organization also certifies crisis-counseling centers throughout the U.S. (
  • Metanoia This mental-health education website includes a "read this first" page for people who are contemplating suicide ("Suicide is not chosen, it happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with pain.") Another section suggests ways to talk to friends and acquaintances who are potentially suicidal (

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