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Crisis Lines

“The advice I’d give to somebody that’s silently struggling is you don’t have to live that way. You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it, because it’s really important you share your experience with people so that you can get the help that you need.”

-Demi Lovato

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Phone: 988

This line provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you and your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

National Abortion Federation Hotline

Phone: 1-800-772-9100

This line provides support and unbiased information about abortion and about other resources, including financial assistance. This hotline is completely anonymous and offers services to everyone, regardless of their individual situation. 

Stop Soldier Suicide

Phone: 844-317-1136

This is a helpline serving all service members, veterans, and military families from every branch and every generation, regardless of discharge status. Mental health support, alternative therapies, resources and referrals, and education and training are offered by a team of wellness coordinators and professionals.

Grief Recovery Helpline

Phone: 800-445-4808

This line provides 24/7 support and additional resources to those dealing with grief and loss.

Veterans Crisis Line

Phone: 988, Press 1

or Text 838255

This line is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that's available to Veterans, Service Members, National Guard and Reserve, and their family members and friends, even if you are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA healthcare.

TrevorLifeline

Phone: 866-488-7386

or Text START to 678678

This line provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator National Helpline

Phone: 800-662-4357

This is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental health and/or substance use disorders.

Disaster Distress Helpline

Phone: 800-985-5990

or Text TALKWITHUS or HABLANOS to 66746

This line provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.

National Parent Helpline

Phone: 855-427-2736

This line provides free emotional support from a trained advocate in order to make all parents feel more empowered and stronger. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone: 800-799-7233

This is a national hotline service that provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Phone: 630-577-1330

This is a national support line for those with various eating disorders. In addition to the emotional support offered, resources are also readily available to assist each caller with their individual needs.

StrongHearts Native Helpline

Phone: 1-844-762-8483

This is a 24/7 safe, confidential and anonymous domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally appropriate support and advocacy. 

Boys Town National Hotline

Phone: 1-800-448-3000

This line serves both children and parents 24/7 for free crisis intervention services, plus information and referrals to valuable mental health resources.

Children of the Night

Phone: 800-551-1300

This 24/7 hotline is for children 11 to 17 years of age who have been sexually abused or involved in prostitution. This is the only crisis line in America where a child can call from a seedy motel or truck stop anywhere in the United States, reach a skilled case worker who knows how to rescue and relocate a child or young person from a dangerous condition without being arrested by the police and held on Witness Protection in solitary confinement until they testify against a pimp/trafficker.

National AIDS Hotline

Phone: 800-342-2437

This line provides 24/7 information and referrals to local hotlines, testing centers, and counseling.

BlackLine

Phone: 1-800-604-5841

This line provides a space for peer support, counseling, witnessing and affirming the lived experiences to those who are impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens. This line prioritizes BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color).

Physician Support Line

Phone: 1-888-409-0141

This line is a national, free, and confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists, joined together in the determined hope to provide peer support for our physician colleagues as we navigate the COVID-19 epidemic. Open 7 days a week, 8 AM to 12 AM EST.

YouthLine

Phone: 877-968-8491

or Text teen2teen to 839863

This line is a free, 24-hour, peer-to-peer youth crisis and support service via phone, text, chat, and email. This helpline is answered by youth daily from 4 PM to 10 PM and by adults at all other times.

National Runaway Safeline

Phone: 1-800-786-2929

This national hotline and chat service is for teens who have runaway, are homeless or who are considering leaving home.

National Problem Gambling Helpline

Phone: 800-522-4700

or Text 800-522-4700

This is a single national access point to local resources for those seeking help for a gambling problem.

1-800-CHILDREN

Phone: 800-244-5373 or 859-225-8879

This is a statewide helpline that offers a lifeline of support, encouragement, and information regarding resources in local communities. Parents and caregivers can call and talk with a trained volunteer who can provide them with information, support and/or referrals.

Military OneSource

Phone: 800-342-9647

This line offers a wide range of individualized consultations, coaching and non-medical counseling for many aspects of military life.

Trans Lifeline

Phone: 877-565-8860

This is a trans-led organization that connect trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

Kids in Crisis

Phone: 203-661-1911

This is a 24-hour helpline made up of trained crisis counselors who are available to provide immediate help to children, parents, relatives, teachers, therapists, doctors, neighbors, friends, or anyone else concerned about the welfare of a child.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline

Phone: 1-800-950-6264

This line provides volunteers who are working to answer questions, offer support and provide practical next steps to those struggling with mental illnesses. 

SafeQuest Crisis Line

Phone: 866-487-7233

This is a 24/7 crisis intervention line for people who are victims of relationship violence or sexual abuse.

Substance Abuse and Addiction Hotline

Phone: 1-844-289-0879

This line provides 24/7 support to those battling substance use disorders. Trained professionals are available to offer guidance and confidential help to those who call. 

National Child Abuse Hotline

Phone: 1-800-422-4453

or Text 1-800-422-4453

This line is made up of professional counselors that are available to talk through child abuse situations if you have questions or need additional support. They also provide crisis intervention and can refer you to local social service groups offering counseling for child abuse.

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741

This line is here for any crisis at any time. A live, trained Crisis Counselor will assist you through whatever you may be facing.

Your Life Your Voice

Phone: 800-448-3000

or Text 20121

This line is a 24-hour teen crisis hotline for pre-teens, teens, and young adults. 

LGBT National Help Center

Main Line: 888-843-4564

Youth Line: 800-246-7743

Senior Line: 888-234-7243

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Help Center operates three national hotlines, as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems, and a lot more. 

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Phone: 800-656-4673

This is a national hotline providing free, confidential help 24/7 to connect callers to more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country.

Loveisrespect

Phone: 866-331-9474

or Text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474

This is a resource to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse. Free and confidential phone and texting services are available 24/7.

National Eating Disorder Association Helpline

Phone: 800-931-2237 

or Text 800-931-2237

This is a national helpline and chat service for individuals struggling with an eating disorder and their friends and families. 

Caregiver Help Desk

Phone: 855-227-3640

This helpline serves caregivers, giving the right to feel heard, get answers, and find support. Caregiving experts help you find the right information you need to navigate you complex caregiving challenges.

Take Back the Night

Phone: 567-742-8837

This is a 24/7 hotline for free legal advice, support, and information from volunteer attorneys who specialize in free legal assistance for sexual and domestic abuse survivors. 

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