Suicide is the act of taking ones own life on purpose. If youre feeling overwhelmed by thoughts of not wanting to live or youre having urges to attempt suicide, get help now. Call a suicide hotline. In the U.S., call or text 988 to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are free and confidential. Call 911 in the U.S. or your local emergency number immediately.