Patient Centered Care

In this new SPARK Talk, Dr. John Draper, Director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, challenges traditional ideas about what the "best care" for people at risk of suicide is. 

"The best way to keep individuals safe is to empower them to want to keep themselves safe." Listen to the entire talk here.


Lifeline E-Cards

It can be hard to know how to help someone who is struggling or even thinking about suicide. 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline made reaching out to a friend a little easier by creating Lifeline E-Cards


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Featured in TIME

In a recent issue, TIME magazine highlighted the work of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Dr. John Draper, in an article “Suicide in America: The People to Answer the Phone." Check out the article on newsstands now. 


DDH Provides Support after Boston Bombing

The Boston Marathon Bombing was an act of terrorism that has deeply shaken the nation. Our access to 24/7 news coverage and social media can have lasting mental and physical effects and potentially create new mental health concerns. 


Supercharge Your Support Network

During Sucicide Prevention Week, and in an effort to change the conversation about suicide prevention, the Lifeline focused its outreach and education initiatives on one of the most important protective factors in reducing suicide, Having a Strong Support Network. 


What's New?

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    Lifeline Spreads Awareness During Suicide Prevention Week
    Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    This year during Suicide Prevention Week, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline focused on one of the most important protective factors in reducing suicide with the goal of helping people strengthen their connections to family and community support.

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    Lifeline Featured in TIME
    Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013

    "TIME" magazine explores the use of crisis hotlines in suicide prevention article, featuring Dr. John Draper.

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    Lifeline Launches E-Cards
    Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline launches Lifeline E-Cards to help facilitate peer-to-peer support and provide messages of hope.