Safe Harbor Warm Line

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Warm Line Operators

 

  • A suicide attempt is made about once every 31 seconds, and a suicide is completed once every 13 minutes. That's approximately 2,800 attempts and 110 deaths in a single day. 

  • Each death by suicide affects 115 people.

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people and the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S.

  • The rate of suicide has been steadily increasing since 2000.

  • Suicide rates are highest for females aged 45-54 and males aged 75 and older.

  • Men are 4 times more likely to die by suicide than women, but women attempt suicide 3 times more often than men.

  • More Americans suffer from depression than coronary heart disease (7 million), cancer (6 million) and AIDS (200,000) combined.

Need to talk to someone? Call our confidential warm line. The Safe Harbor Warm Line serves people who want a listening ear. All calls are confidential and all operators are trained and in recovery. The Warm Line has answered over 75,000 calls. 

You can reach the Warm Line every night, including holidays, from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. at 800.258.1528.

We're always in need of financial help. If you would like to support the Warm Line, please click here.

Continuum of Care, Inc.’s mission is to enable people who are challenged with mental illness, intellectual disability, and/or co-occurring substance use disorder, to rebuild a meaningful life and thrive in the community.