I help people with a lot of things, but please DO NOT reach out to me if you are feeling suicidal. I am not set up to handle emergencies.

However, there are plenty of organizations that are designed to help you.

Suicide hotlines exist precisely to help you in these dark moments. Please use one of the following websites or another local resource immediately if you feel suicidal.

In the United States, we have the following suicide prevention website and phone number, and they even have a Twitter account:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1 (800) 273-8255

If you’re in this United Kingdom, here is a website based in the UK:

Confidential Emotional Support Supportline

If you’re in Australia, Lifeline is a local resource:


If you’re in Canada, here’s the Crisis Services Canada website:

Crisis Services Canada

If you live in a different country than one of the ones I’ve listed, you can search on “suicide hotline” + your country’s name to find support in your country.

All I can say is that your body is NOT the problem. The mind and ego can be healed, and if you’re feeling suicidal, I hope you immediately reach out to one of these services or a related suicide prevention service.

Spiritual Emergencies

The term spiritual emergency is pretty vague, and it gets applied to a lot of different scenarios. Nonetheless, I am not able to handle immediate issues. The work I share with people is about cultivating space and digging into issues gradually. It’s not an immediate fix.

Assuming that your spiritual emergency isn’t one where you are or another person is in immediate harm’s way, I recommend using the breath to calm yourself. Focus on the breath for 30 to 60 minutes to help your body drop out of any fight-or-flight response that is causing you distress. Then consider your next course of action.

If something or someone is in serious danger, then I recommend immediately contacting your local authorities through whatever local emergency hotline there is.


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1 Comment

  1. Hi Jim,

    Firstly, thank you. The brevity and clarity of the information coming through is amazing. You truly are a blessing unto the world. Watching some of your Youtube videos and also reading some of your website articles (many more to read) has allowed me to look at some issues I am experiencing from a much better perspective.

    I would love to connect with you one day and maybe have a one on one mentoring or assessment session but for today, I would like to share with you a link for Beyond Blue here in Australia. When I was having a look at the articles on your website, I noticed the Suicide and Spiritual Emergencies page. On the page, for Australia, you have Lifeline listed. They are an amazig group of people doing amazing work. Yet if possible, could you please add Beyond Blue to the list here in Australia as their level of support here in the country is beyond measure.

    Again, thank you for the wonderful work you are doing.

    Warm Regards,

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