Helping Crisis Organizations Since 1967
International Council for Helplines is a membership organization that supports organizations who offer helpline services.
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If you are in crisis and located in the United States, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or go to https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
If it is a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.  If you are outside of the United States, go to
https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/ to locate the nearest crisis helpline.

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Expand existing programs or start a new service.

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Trainings are designed to meet your needs.
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Your charitable contribution will help support and enhance our programs and services. From accreditations to customized training programs, consultations, and conferences, we are committed to helping organizations increase their impact within their communities.

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ICH sadly announces the retirement of ICH Executive Director, Gail Selander, effective May 31, 2021. We are grateful and thank Gail for her exceptional leadership, integral to the expansion, rebranding and success of ICH during the past 3 years. Though Gail will be deeply missed, she will be fondly remembered for her invaluable contributions, countless accomplishments, and achievements. Please join us in wishing Gail the absolute best in her next chapter. ... See MoreSee Less

ICH sadly announces the retirement of ICH Executive Director, Gail Selander, effective May 31, 2021. We are grateful and thank Gail for her exceptional leadership, integral to the expansion, rebranding and success of ICH during the past 3 years. Though Gail will be deeply missed, she will be fondly remembered for her invaluable contributions, countless accomplishments, and achievements. Please join us in wishing Gail the absolute best in her next chapter.

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When I was a first time attendee at the National conference, Gail made me feel so welcome! Best of luck and joy in retirement. 😊

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