When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.  

    -    harriet beecher stowe

What Should I Do If I am Considering Suicide or Harming Myself?

If you are in crisis and need help, call this toll-free number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL), available 24 hours a day, every day: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

The service is available to everyone.


The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889. All calls are confidential.


You can also visit the Lifeline’s website at

The Crisis Text Line is another free, confidential resource available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Text “HOME” to 741741 and a trained crisis counselor will respond to you with support and information over text message. Visit

Waukesha County Crisis Information

Crisis Line 262-548-7666 or 262-547-3388

Crisis Intervention Brochure


Mental Health Connection for Waukesha County

Milwaukee County Crisis Line


What do I do if I think someone I know is contemplating suicide?

Call 911 and do not leave them alone if they are making comments to end their life!

Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline yourself to get ideas or assist the person to call. 

1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

If you are unsure if they are contemplating suicide, do not be afraid to ask them!

Click here for warning signs.


These links contain up-to-date statistics and warning signs. Prevention, intervention, and postvention (after an attempt) strategies are also listed.

Prevent Suicide Wisconsin:


American Association of Suicidology:


Suicide Prevention Resource Center:


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Center:

The Trevor Project LGBTQ Youth:


Trainings on Suicide Prevention Strategies

Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)


      The C-SSRS is an easy-to-use questioning process to assist in determining how quickly someone in a crisis needs help.

Become QPR Certified 

      QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer

      It is a strategy anyone can use to get someone contemplating suicide help.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

      Free Online Trainings

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US and the most preventable form of death. 

You can save a life!