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Suicide Prevention

  • Washington County Crisis Line: 262.365.6565
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.8255

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If you (or a loved one) are experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviors, you are not alone.

We understand that reaching out for help takes a lot of courage and strength. We’re proud of this first step you are taking and welcome you to call your friends here at LiFE OF HOPE (Mon-Thur | 9am-5pm). Together we can explore the many tools, resources, and programs available to help you begin your healing journey.

If you seek counseling services, we are not mental health professionals. However, we have a number of resources to help you take your NEXT STEP toward LiFE. The LiFE OF HOPE office has been closed but we HOPE to expand nationally in the future. Stay tuned… to speak directly with someone about your unique experience with suicide ideation, survived attempt, or loss, whether yourself or through a loved one. While we are located in Southeast Wisconsin (Washington County), we serve individuals and families in neighboring counties. We’ve even offered support to some who live far beyond our local community, so don’t hesitate.

acute care services

If you live within Washington County, WI, and need help with a suicidal crisis, outside of our regular office hours, we also encourage you to call Acute Care Services (24/7/365) at 262.365.6565. Acute Care is our local crisis response resource with trained professionals to assess your needs and provide immediate support. While separate of the LiFE OF HOPE organization, we trust that they will meet your immediate needs during our after hours and look forward to sharing your Acute Care experience with us, so please, still reach out to us (before / after you have connected with them).

national suicide hotline

If you live beyond Washington County, Wisconsin, you are encouraged to call 1.800.273.TALK (8255) from anywhere in the United States. Doing so will put you in direct contact with a trained counselor 24/7/365.

national suicide textline

If you prefer to connect with someone via text, send your message to 741741 and be connected to a trained crisis counselor. Texting is free and can help ease your mind and heart.

emergency medical care

If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital immediately.