If you or your friend needs urgent help, call 911 right away. Or even take your friend to the emergency room for assistance. If you feel it’s safe, stay with your friend or find someone to stay with them until help arrives.

Call 911


You are not alone, and help is always available. Get immediate support 24/7. Reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting COALITION to 741741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. It’s free, and everything you tell them is confidential, unless it’s essential to contact emergency services to keep you or your friend safe.

Pasha Palankar – Army

Pasha is a medically-retired 17 year Army veteran. He has lost more friends to suicide than to combat, and he himself struggles with chronic PTSD and TBI. He underwent every treatment for these conditions available to active duty service members — but driven by isolation due to COVID-19 in 2020, Pasha was suicidal and checked himself into the ER on Walter Reed, where he was admitted to a psychiatric ward. Pasha has been in a steady state of recovery post-hospitalization and is currently focused on helping others who are struggling in silence. He is speaking out about his trials in hopes of reaching those suffering in silence.

“When I just feel like I need to talk to somebody but can’t find somebody to relate to, I just write it down on paper– and that takes the burden off of me.”

Visit the Mental Health Coalition’s Resource Library to learn more about the topics discussed, help a loved one, learn coping skills and seek support.

For immediate text support, reach out to Crisis Text Line by texting COALITION to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor for free 24/7. You can also call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. It’s free and highly confidential, unless it’s essential to contact emergency services to help you or your friend stay safe. 

If you are a Veteran, call the The Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1. It is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

Resource Library

We encourage you to browse this database to learn about mental health and seek support.

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