List of suicide crisis lines
Suicide crisis lines can be found in many countries worldwide. Many are geared to a general audience while others are specific to a select demographic such as LGBT youth, Native American and Aboriginal Canadian youth. One of the first suicide crisis lines was the Samaritans, founded in the United Kingdom in 1953 by the Rev. Chad Varah, the then Rector of the former St. Stephen's Church in London. He decided to start a 'listening service' after reading a sermon at the grave of a 13-year-old girl who had committed suicide. She was in distress prior to her death and had no one to talk to.
- Samaritans:Chad Varah
- British Journal of Guidance & Counselling: An Exploration of National Calls to Lifeline Australia: Social Support or Urgent Suicide Intervention?
- #preview Dhaka Tribune: Talk share unburden
- Center for Health and Media Policy at Hunter College: Facebook's new anti-suicide tool
- Cayman Islands Social Services
- http://moshaver.behzisti.ir/page.aspx?id=1480 Iran Organization of Well Being
- BBC: Money woe calls to Samaritans double
- List of suicide crisis lines, Registered Charity no. 1110621 at the Charity Commission
- NHS Health Promotion/Campaign Against Living Miserably
- New York Times: Trying to Find a Cry of Desperation Amid the Facebook Drama
- Washington Post: Feeling depressed? Say something. Worried about a friend? Say something
- New York Times: Campaign Offers Help to Gay Youths