The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is: 1-800-273-8255
For the National Text Hotline, text the word TALK to 741741
Locally, the crisis line for Call2Talk is 508-532-2255. Or text C2T to 741741
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has additional resources at https://afsp.org/find-support/
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