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As a community, we need to look out for one another. If you are feeling suicidal or know someone who is, these are numbers you can reach.


Local phone numbers:

Daymark Crisis Line: (877) 492-2785

Daymark Recovery Services is a local clinic for people living in Ashe County, Watauga County, and Alleghany County. This would be the best number to call for more immediate help from a local service. They are available every day, at all hours of the day, so call at any time if you know of an emergency.

Emergency services: 911

When in doubt, you can always call 9-1-1 to reach local emergency services, and they can connect you with people who can help right away.

If someone is expressing suicidal intentions, then calling Daymark's Crisis Line or 9-1-1 are the safest and best options available to you. These are local people who can provide help immediately.


National phone numbers:

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

"No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living." Common reasons why people call: for help with substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation, illness, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and even loneliness.

Boys Town Hotline: 1-800-448-3000

Available to kids, teens and young adults (males and females) 24/7. Contact if you're depressed, contemplating suicide, being physically or sexually abused, on the run, addicted, threatened by gang violence, fighting with a friend or parent, or if you are faced with an overwhelming challenge.

Youthline: 1-877-968-8454

Speak to another teen about issues going on in your life.

Spanish-speaking Hotline: 1-800-784-2432

A hotline devoted to those who speak Spanish.

GLBT National Help Center (general line): 1-888-843-4564

One-on-one peer support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people.

GLBT National Help Center (youth line): 1-800-246-7743

One-on-one peer support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people.


National internet services:

Lifeline Crisis Chat: crisischat.com

Chat online with a crisis counselor from 2pm to 2am seven days a week.

I'm Alive: imalive.org

A confidential and secure online chat service that provides live help to people in crisis. All chats are answered by trained volunteers, all of whom use the pseudonym Alex.


Local media sites:

Alleghany Lives!

This is a site specific to Alleghany County in North Carolina. It is run by a group of citizens from Alleghany County, devoted to raising awareness of mental health struggles (depression, suicide), along with providing a way to contact emergency help for those in need.