Today I learned that someone committed suicide by jumping from a window of the apartment building I used to live in. (It made the local news, so that’s how I know.) Hit home a little bit, obviously, not just because of the building but because of the massive mental health crisis I went through myself last year.
Nowadays whenever I write a piece of fiction that involves suicide I try to add a list of worldwide suicide hotlines somewhere in the notes. The best one I’ve seen is Wikipedia’s list, which is extremely in-depth and sorts everything neatly by country. I think that’s the one I’m gonna stick with.
Here it is again: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines