Lines for Life is a non-profit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide, because those concerns touch so many families in our society. We have served tens of thousands of people with addiction and mental health issues. We help prevent suicides, and we work with callers to reduce suicidal risk and ideation. We connect callers with intervention services, and with referrals for treatment. We also provide drug-prevention education services.
What that really looks like: Lines for Life Crisis Lines answered more than 55,000 calls in 2015. We’re able to de-escalate about 98% of the over 17,000 suicide line calls we receive annually. Our suicide LifeLine is free not only to those in crisis, but to concerned friends & family members who believe their loved one is at risk, and who need information about what steps they should take. (800) 273-8255. (TALK)
The Military Helpline offers free, anonymous help 24/7/365 to active-duty service members, veterans and their families through telephone support and texting. The texting service for our Military Helpline operates from 0900 to 1500 Pacific Standard Time and can be reached by texting MIL1 to 839863 between 0900 and 1500 Pacific Time.
Our YouthLine offers a confidential teen-to-teen phone line and texting to help youth deal with bullying, depression, substance abuse or other issues that can make those years especially painful.
The Alcohol & Drug Helpline offers crisis counseling and referrals to appropriate treatment options.
The Lines for Life staff works closely with schools, parents, treatment professionals, law enforcement and the military. We train and support community anti-drug coalitions, and we support drug take-back programs, specifically to reduce the number of drug overdoses related to unused prescription drugs. We lead public awareness campaigns on underage drinking, youth’s access to alcohol. We work to reduce illegal drug use.