Crisis Resources

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support via phone or chat for people in distress, resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Includes information on finding your local crisis center.

Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Website: http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 

#BeThe1To

Embodying the ethos that everyone that takes action to prevent suicide, #BeThe1To details the five evidence-based steps that any individual can take to help someone that is in suicidal crisis, as well as stories of recovery.

Website: http://bethe1to.com

 

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the behavioral health treatment services locator ofers confidential and anonymous sources of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the Unities States for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.

Website: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov

 

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

This is NOT a child abuse reporting hotline. The hotline ofers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

A Childhelp crisis counselor will assist if you:

  • Are in physical or emotional crisis and need support and encouragement.
  • Need to be connected to the best possible resources in your area.
  • Have questions about the signs of child abuse.
  • Need to find out how to report known or suspected abuse.
  • Have questions about the reporting process and what you might expect through the process.
  • Want to learn about Childhelp programs that will address you or your child’s needs.
  • Want to learn about resources available to parents, grandparents and caregivers.
  • Need emotional support as a survivor of abuse.
  • Want a referral to an agency, counseling or other services near where you live.
  • Want literature mailed to you. (Allow two weeks for delivery via the U.S. Postal Service.)
  • Childhelp crisis counselors cannot come to the home where the abuse is happening and take away the child or teen who is in danger of being hurt and put them in a new home.
  • The Childhelp Hotline crisis counselors can’t make the child abuse report for you, but we are here to help you through it.
  • Childhelp counselors can assist you by providing options based on the situation you describe. They cannot tell you what to do or guarantee that a specific outcome will occur.
Phone: 1-800-4 A CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
Website: https://www.childhelp.org/hotline/
Service Area: The United States, its territories, and Canada.

 

Disaster Distress Helpline

A national hotline providing year-round immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. DDH staf provides counseling and support before, during, and after disasters and refer people to local disaster-related resources for follow-up care and support.

Phone: 1-800-985-5990
Hours: 24/7
Deaf/Hard of Hearing: 1-800-846-8517
Text (English, within U.S.): TalkWithUs to 66746
Text (Spanish, within U.S.): Hablanos to 66746
Text (Spanish, Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands): Hablanos to 1-212-461-4635
Text (Spanish, American Samoa, Guam, Palau, the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia): Hablanos to 1-206-430-1097
Text (English, any U.S. Territory): TalkWithUs to 1-212-461-4635
Website: http://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

 

DoD Safe Helpline (operated by RAINN)

A support service specially designed to provide live, one-on-one support to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones within the DoD (Department of Defense) community. Safe Helpline staf members have been trained to answer questions relating to military specific topics such as Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting and how to connect with relevant military resources, such as an installation or base’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), should those services be requested.

Phone: 1-877-995-5247
Hours: 24/7
Info by Text: Text your zip code or installation/base name to 55-247 (in the U.S.) or 1-202-470-5546 (outside the U.S.), and they will text you back with contact information for the nearest civilian or DoD sexual assault service provider. Message and data rates may apply.
Safe HelpRoom: A place for survivors to chat with and support each other online. Safe, moderated and open 24/7 at https://safehelpline.org/about-safe-helproom
Self-Care App: Survivors can create a customized self-care plan and access recommended exercises and resources at https://safehelpline.org/about-mobile
Online Helpline: https://safehelpline.org/
Service Area: International

 

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Youth Talkline

National telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. Assists with coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and more. Maintains a resource database with 15,000 listings containing information on youth groups, social and support organizations, as well as gay-friendly religious organizations, sports leagues, student groups and more.

Phone: 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
Hours: Monday-Friday from 4pm-12am, EST; Saturday from 12-5pm, EST
Website: http://www.glnh.org/talkline/
Ages Served: Teens and young adults up to age 25

 

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Hotline

Provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. Assists with coming-out issues, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and more. Maintains a resource database with 15,000 listings containing information on social and support groups, as well as gay-friendly religious organizations, sports leagues, student groups, lawyers, doctors and various counseling professionals

Phone: 1-888-843-4564
Hours: Monday-Friday from 4pm-12am, EST; Saturday from 12-5pm, EST
Website: http://www.glbthotline.org/national-hotline.html
Ages Served: All ages

 

GLBT Online Peer Support Chat

Free, confidential, one on one peer support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people. Volunteer-run service, not a casual chat service or a substitute for ongoing professional counseling.

Website: https://www.volunteerlogin.org/chat/index.html
Hours: Monday-Friday from 4pm-12am, EST; Saturday from 12-5pm, EST
Ages Served: All ages

 

Trans Teens Online Talk Group

A weekly moderated group for transgender teens to talk about concerns, issues and personal victories in a safe space and to be able to fully express themselves without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable or unwelcome. Giving out personal contact information is prohibited.

Website: https://www.glbthotline.org/transteens.html Hours: Wednesdays from 7-9pm, EST
Ages Served: 12-19 year olds

 

National VictimConnect Helpline: 1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 

National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1-888-373-7888

National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY 1-800-786-2929 or text 66008

SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

 

Download The Free Mental Health Crisis Plan