Suicide Prevention

Suicide is preventable. It is the tenth (10th) leading cause of death in the U.S.  Firearms, suffocation (predominantly hanging), and poisoning (predominantly drug overdose) are the three leading methods of suicide in the U.S. The rate of suicide has risen in the past decade, with the greatest increase occurring among people 35 to 64 years of age. The Louisville Metro suicide rate of 14 (per 100,000 population) is higher than the national rate of 12.4 . Following the national trend, white men have the highest rate of suicide in Louisville.

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A list of resources has been provided below:

*CRISIS CENTERS

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING AN EMERGENCY CALL 9-1-1

 

Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Phone: 202-572-3784

Email: info@ActionAllianceForSuicidePrevention.org

actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org

 

American Association of Suicidology

Phone: 202-237-2280

www.suicidology.org

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Louisville Metro

Phone: 502-550-7939

Email: louisvilleky@afsp.org

www.afsp.org

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/

 

Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group, Inc.

Email: kspginc@gmail.com

www.kentuckysuicideprevention.org

 

Metro United Way

Phone: 2-1-1

www.metrounitedway.org

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness-Louisville

Voice: 502-588-2008

www.namilouisville.org

 

*National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Phone: 1-800-273-8255

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Provides access to trained telephone counselors, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

*Seven Counties Hope Now Hotline

502-589-4313 or 1-800-221-0446

www.sevencounties.org

Professional 24/7 telephone counseling for persons in emotional crisis

 

Suicide Prevention Consortium Kentucky

Phone: 502-564-4456

TTY: 502-564-5777

Fax: 502-564-9110

www.spcky.org

 

*The Brook Hospitals

Phone: 502-426-6380 or 502-896-0495

www.thebrookhospitals.com

Assessment and Referral specialist is available 24 hours/7 days a week

 

*Veterans Crisis Line

Phone: 1-800-273-8225 press 1

Text: 83825

www.veteranscrisisline.net 

Receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

 

 

 

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