🚨 If you are in a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 for immediate attention.
🚑 If you need medical assistance, you can call 911 and ask for an ambulance.
⚠️ If you are in a crisis and need to talk to someone, there are many hotlines you can use to talk to counselors on the phone, through text, or through web chat. The following national hotlines are free, available 24/7, and confidential (which means your conversation with be private).
🏘️ You can call 2-1-1 or visit the website to get referrals to physical and mental health resources, information about housing, utility, food, and employment assistance, and suicide and crisis interventions. Try Google searching 2-1-1 and your state, county, or city to get more localized resources.
💡 Remember: the counselors on these hotlines want to help you!
SUICIDE PREVENTION & MENTAL HEALTH
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides mental health crisis services and resources.
Boys Town has a hotline for those experiencing a mental health crisis, abuse, relationship problems, bullying, and substance dependency. There are Spanish speaking counselors and translation services for more than 100 languages.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for those struggling with mental health and/or substance use (such as alcohol/drugs).
VIOLENCE & ASSAULT
The following hotlines provide support to those who have been hurt or abused by someone. They also provide resources such as how to make safety plans, how to identify abuse, local resources, and more.
OFFICE OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT
Call or send a text message or WhatsApp message to 1-800-203-7001 if you have problems such as:
Please note that it might take some time for someone to answer the phone, as there may be many children calling. Click here for more information about this crisis hotline.
MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN
RUNAWAY & HOMELESS YOUTH
The Trevor Project provides a hotline for youth in the LGBTQ+ community.
Trans Lifeline is a support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning youth; call if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides mental health crisis services and resources, including specialized support for LGBTQ+ people under the age of 25.
If you would like more localized help and resources, the following hotlines are state-specific. There could be some local hotlines available in your area. If you wish to find a more local hotline, you can Google search your state, county or city and the crisis you would like help with (Example: “mental health hotline Houston Texas”).
Click on your state to see which hotlines are available:
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- Washington DC
- California Youth Crisis Hotline: call 1-800-843-5200
- Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health: call 1-800-854-7771
- Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Hotline: call 1-310-391-1253
- Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Hotline: call 1-877-727-4747
- The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA): call 1-213-683-3333
- Alameda County crisis line: call 1-800-309-2131
- San Francisco Suicide Prevention crisis line: call 415-781-0500
- Click here for a list of local Mental Health Crisis hotlines by county
- Connecticut Domestic Violence Hotline: call 1-888-774-2900 for English, call 1-844-831-9200 for Spanish
- Connecticut Sexual Assault Hotline: call 1-888-999-5545 for English and 1-888-568-8332 for Spanish
- Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: call 1-800-842-2288
- State Assistance Information Line (for natural disasters): call 1-800-342-3557
- Family Support Line (for support after hurricanes): call 1-888-850-7935
- Banyan Health’s Mobile Crisis Response (Miami-Dade County): call 1-305-774-3616
- Florida Department of Children and Families (to report abuse): call 1-800-962-2873
- Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL): call 1-800-715-4225
- Illinois Warm Line (mental health and/or substance use): call 1-866-359-7953
- Illinois Helpline for Opioids & Other Substances: call 1-833-234-6343, text "HELP" to 833234, or chat online here
- Safe2Help (to prevent suicide, bullying, school violence, etc): Call 1-844-472-3345 or text 72332
- Illinois Call4Calm Text Line (stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic): text “TALK” to 552020 for English or “HABLAR” for Spanish
Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence: call 1-888-411-1333
- Click here to see local hotlines for different counties: https://lcadv.org/programs-resources/
- Maine Crisis Line: call or text 1-888-568-1112, or chat online here
- Statewide Domestic Abuse Helpline: call 1-866-834-4357
- Emergency shelters: https://www.mainehousing.org/programs-services/homeless/emergency-shelters
- New Beginnings (for homeless youth): call 1-207-795-4070
- Click here for a list of mobile crisis teams: https://maryland.optum.com/content/ops-maryland/maryland/en/participants-families/crisis-resources.html
- Emergency Services Program (for mental health): call 1-877-382-1609
- Rape crisis centers: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/rape-crisis-centers
- New Hope, Inc (domestic/sexual violence in Central and Southeastern Massachusetts): call 1-800-323-4673
- NJ MentalHealthCares: call 1-866-202-4357
- NJ Suice Prevention Hopeline: call or text 1-855-654-6735, or chat online here
- Atlantic County Women's Center (domestic violence): 1-609-646-6767 or 1-800-286-4184
- New York State partnered with Crisis Text Line: Text “GOT5” to 741741
- NYCWell: call 1-888-692-9355
- Samaritans hotline: 1-212-673-3000
- New York State Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Hotline: 1-800-342-3720
- New York State Sexual and Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-4673
- New York State Domestic Violence Hotlines by County: https://www.nyscadv.org/find-help/program-directory.html
- Day One: call 1-800-214-4150 or text 1-646-535-3291
- North Carolina Hopeline: call or text 919-231-4525 or 1-877-235-4525
- Click here for a list of suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotlines by county: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/preventionwellness/safeliving/suicideprevention/pages/crisislines.aspx
- David Romprey Oregon Warmline (available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m – 12 a.m PST).: call 1-800-698-2392
- Tennessee Statewide Crisis Line (mental health): call 1-855-274-7471 or text “TN” to 741-741
- Texas Youth Helpline: Call or text 1-800-989-6884 or chat with someone online here
- Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas: Call 1-214-828-1000
- PRS CrisisLink hotline and textline: call 1-703-527-4077 or text “CONNECT” to 85511
- Mental Health America of Virginia Warm Line: call 1-866-400-6428 (available Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, Saturday – Sunday and Holidays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST), or text/chat (available Wednesday, Friday – Saturday 5 to 9 p.m.)
- Regional Housing Crisis Hotline: call 1-757-227-5932
- Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline: call 1-804-786-8536
- Access HelpLine: call 1-888-793-4357