Suicide Prevention Links

These are some links where you can learn more about suicide and its prevention.
** Taking your life is never the answer. Getting help is. If you’re experiencing thoughts about harming yourself, please call your local emergency number or head to your local emergency room. **
National Suicide Hotlines in the United States
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
For help in Australia 
13 11 14
For help in the United Kingdom and Ireland
116 123
For help in Canada
For a list of more hotlines, including state-specific hotlines and additional international resources, please visit is an extensive and exhaustive resource which contains invaluable information about suicide and it’s prevention.
Physician Suicide
Five Fathoms Beneath specifically deals with suicide in the medical profession. Although the story and characters are fictional, the problem of doctors taking their lives is all too real.
Suicide resources specifically aimed at physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals are available from the American Foundation for Prevention of Suicide. This site includes many valuable links to information about coping with a colleague’s suicide, preventing suicide and recognizing suicide signs, suicide incidence, continuing education programs, etc.
September 17 has been designated as National Physician Suicide Awareness Day. You can read more about this important day here.
On a personal note, I (the author) have been there. I know how it seems like things can never get better, that none of your problems can be solved, that the world would be better off without you in it. Those are all lies. While I can’t say all your problems have solutions, things CAN get better and the world is better with you in it. Getting help is the answer. Taking your life isn’t.