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If I call a suicide hotline, will they call 911 if they think i'm about to hurt myself?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jordan Balter
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
If they truly believe that you could be a danger to yourself they will call 911.
On the other hand this is not a reason to not call. If you are thinking about suicide and feeling depressed but don't have a plan or intent to harm yourself, they are not likely to call 911. If you tell them that you are not about to hurt yourself but just want to talk about it, truthfully, they probably won't.

In brief: Maybe
If they truly believe that you could be a danger to yourself they will call 911.
On the other hand this is not a reason to not call. If you are thinking about suicide and feeling depressed but don't have a plan or intent to harm yourself, they are not likely to call 911. If you tell them that you are not about to hurt yourself but just want to talk about it, truthfully, they probably won't.
Dr. Jordan Balter
Dr. Jordan Balter
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: They may
They will do what they can 2 try 2 keep u safe.

In brief: They may
They will do what they can 2 try 2 keep u safe.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Also, seek help
However you handle an immediate suicidal crisis, make sure you find a source of regular, competent therapeutic assistance that you trust.
Suicidal ideas, especially if lead to attempts are quite serious and must feel bad. Relief may be found if you develop a relationship with a therapist to support you through times the pain is below this extreme threshold and avoid these extremely bad episodes.

In brief: Also, seek help
However you handle an immediate suicidal crisis, make sure you find a source of regular, competent therapeutic assistance that you trust.
Suicidal ideas, especially if lead to attempts are quite serious and must feel bad. Relief may be found if you develop a relationship with a therapist to support you through times the pain is below this extreme threshold and avoid these extremely bad episodes.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
In brief: Yes
I can't think of any exceptions to that.

In brief: Yes
I can't think of any exceptions to that.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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