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Did you know that...

  • In the United States, one person commits suicide every 17 minutes
  • The state of Delaware averages nearly two completed suicides every week
  • Most people who have thoughts of suicide do not want to die-just want to end the pain
  • When suicidal behaviors are detected early, lives can be saved
  • Please join in supporting suicide prevention

What Can I Do?

Every year, over 30,000 Americans die by suicide. There are many things you can do to join the mission to save lives.  

Volunteer  

For A Crisis Teen Line

Our Delaware TeenLine is a confidential Peer-to-Peer Helpline for teenaged callers. ContactLifeline’s Crisis Helpline has served the Delaware Community for 36 years and we have adapted our specialized training to create a Helpline just for teens. As a TeenLine Volunteer you will learn how to actively listen to a teenaged caller in crisis and assist them through non-directive problem solving.

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For a Crisis Center

As a crisis helpline volunteer, you will be trained to answer crisis calls. Many crisis centers are primarily staffed by volunteers, and they need your support. Then contact them to ask about volunteer opportunities.

Our Delaware TeenLine is a confidential Peer-to-Peer Helpline for teenaged callers. ContactLifeline’s Crisis Helpline has served the Delaware Community for 36 years and we have adapted our specialized training to create a Helpline just for teens. As a TeenLine Volunteer you will learn how to actively listen to a teenaged caller in crisis and assist them through non-directive problem solving. Click here for more details >>

To volunteer at ContactLifeline, Delaware’s local connection to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network, please visit: http://contactlifeline.org/volunteer.html 

For the YSPN

Join the Delaware YSPN (Youth Suicide Prevention Network) as a teen representative from a Delaware school or community organization or as an adult teen sponsor.  The YSPN brings suicide prevention awareness activities to schools and organizations – for teens by teens.  

For More information contact:

Julia Fagnilli,
Crisis Services Training Coordinator
ContactLifeline, Inc.
302.761.9800, Ext. 1002
jfagnilli@contactlifeline.org
 

 

Spread the Word  

It's simple, give out Lifeline's number to friends and family and let them know we are here 24/7! You can start your own campaign, link to our website or tell a friend.

Spreading the word about 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is one of the easiest and most effective ways to help prevent suicide. Give the gift of 1-800-273-TALK to friends, family and online friends. Let them know that Lifeline is here for them 24/7.  

Join Our Online Community  

Become Lifeline’s fan, friend us, follow us! Join our online communities and help spread the word about 1-800-273-TALK by linking to Lifeline’s website and posting our logo and number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), on your social networking profiles. Give the gift of immediate crisis help to your online friends. Just a few steps and you can help us save lives.  

www.facebook.com/800273TALK  
www.myspace.com/800273TALK
 
help.com/user/70825-lifeline
 
www.youtube.com/800273TALK
 
twitter.com/800273TALK  

Share Your Story on the Lifeline Gallery

Have you lost a loved one to suicide? Have you attempted suicide and now want to share your story of hope and recovery? Are you a suicide prevention advocate who wants to encourage people in crisis to reach out? Creating an avatar on the Lifeline Gallery and sharing your personal story will help others affected by suicide to not feel alone and spread the message of help and hope.  

 

Link to Lifeline

Do you oversee, or belong to, a group, social networking site, listserv, blog or wiki? If so, you can offer suicide prevention resources to members/readers and keep your community safe. Post a Lifeline web banner on your site and link to the Lifeline site.  

Use Lifeline PSAs and Videos

Visit the Lifeline YouTube Channel to see Lifeline PSAs and video content. You can embed these videos on your websites and social networking profiles to help spread the word about the Lifeline.

Distribute Lifeline Materials

Lifeline offers many materials such as magnets, pens, brochures and stress balls. You can order 50 of each for free and pass them out at conferences and events.  Request items here

Distribute Project Life Materials

Project Life offers many materials such as toolkits and brochures. Request items here

Arrange a Community Suicide Prevention Training

There are several community trainings available to teach adults and youth over the age of 15 how to recognize the signs of suicidal thoughts and/or behavior, as well as what to do.

These suicide intervention training programs are available for your community organization: 

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Program (ASIST)  
This two-day workshop teaches how to provide emergency first aid to persons at risk of suicidal behavior.  
Brief Overview
Detailed Overview 

Question, Persuade and Refer Program (QPR)  
This two-hour course teaches a three-step intervention plan for individuals, family members and community members who want to help someone who may be considering suicide.  
Request  more information on these training programs