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:




Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Phone: 202-572-3784



American Association of Suicidology

Phone: 202-237-2280


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Louisville Metro

Phone: 502-550-7939



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group, Inc.



Metro United Way

Phone: 2-1-1


National Alliance on Mental Illness-Louisville

Voice: 502-588-2008


*National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Phone: 1-800-273-8255

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

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


*The Brook Hospitals

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

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


*Veterans Crisis Line

Phone: 1-800-273-8225 press 1

Text: 83825 

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




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