How The J-SPI Interactive Helpline Works

Our Services

J-SPI's trained volunteers provide online confidential consultation to young people (13-24) struggling with depression and suicide. They answer questions, provide support and suggest resources. The same support is also available to young people who have lost a parent, sibling, or close friend to suicide.

E-mail the Helpline- - with your question or inquiry. You will receive an automated message confirming its receipt. Within 7 days, you will receive a personalized response. If the responder needs further information before answering your question, he or she will request it. After you reply, the responder will provide a response to your inquiry. If more information is still needed, it will be requested.

We will be able to answer a limited number of inquiries in a given week. They will be selected in the order in which they are received. If the response will take a second week, you will be notified.

If you need immediate help, go to the nearest hospital emergency room. If that help is needed for someone else, call 911. If you want to talk by phone to a counselor, call 800-273-TALK.

To prevent youth suicide
To help young survivors of suicide

Feeling Suicidal?
Confidential Online Consultation
Available for young people 13-24



Suicide Prevention Events

November 17th - New York, NY Fall Harvest Festival

The 2009 Fall Harvest Festival, an evening of fine food, wine, and desserts, took place on Nov 17, 2009, at City Year. Top NYC restaurants offered tastings of their signature dishes. All proceeds benefitted SPI's work and the event helped to raise awareness of SPI's exciting new youth suicide prevention projects.

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