For Telephone support:
Here is a list of our hotlines in the US

(800)442-4673 …..1-800-442-HOPE

(877)838-2838 …..1-877-Vet2Vet Veterans peer support line

(800)784-2432 …..1-800-SUICIDA Spanish speaking suicide hotline

(877)968-8454 …..1-877-YOUTHLINE teen to teen peer counseling hotline

(800)472-3457 …..1-800-GRADHLP Grad student hotline

(800)773-6667 …..1-800-PPD-MOMS Post partum depression hotline

For a list of hotlines outside the US go here:

For email support 24 x 7:
It may take a few hours or more to generate a response

For online chat support:
(none of these are 24 x7 but will tell you if online counselors are available)
The first online network with 100% of its volunteers trained and certified in crisis intervention.
7 Cups of Tea is an on-demand emotional health and well-being service. Anyone who wants to talk about whatever is on their mind can quickly reach out to a trained, compassionate listener through this network.
12 crisis centers which are part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) and provide chat support in their areas of service.

For Reading:
There is a great book to read which is free and online called Suicide: The Forever Decision from the QPR Institute – Download it HERE