Helplines and links
Suicide and Crisis
▪ Crisis Call Center
(800) 273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Crisis Call Center’s 24-hour, 7 days, 365 days a year crisis line is here to provide a safe source of support for individuals in any type of crisis.
▪ National Suicide Hotline (800) 784-2433 Provides help and hope through college campuses, high school events, online suicide crisis chat, suicide crisis hotlines and other educational programs.
▪ National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255 The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
▪ Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline (630) 482-9696 Suicide Prevention Services of America is one of only seven organizations in the United States devoted to saving lives and restoring hope through prevention, intervention, and postvention.
▪ United States National Suicide & Crisis Hotlines (800)-SUICIDE (784-2433) For Suicide Prevention & Emotional Crisis
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
▪ Al-Anon Family Groups
Help for Families with Drinking-Related Problems
▪ Drug & Alcohol Treatment Hotline (800)-662-HELP Drug Rehab and Addiction Recovery Resources
▪ Narcotics Anonymous (866)-624-35780 If you are an addict and have chanced across these pages, give yourself a break and call one of our helplines.
▪ National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (800) 622-2255
▪ National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (800) 622-2255
Domestic Violence / Sexual Violence
▪ Domestic Violence Hotline/Child Abuse
Are you a victim of Abuse or knows anyone who is? Call for Help 24/7 No fees
▪ Elder Abuse Hotlines (800) 252-8966 If you suspect elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, call your state’s elder abuse hotline or reporting number. Help is available.
▪ National Domestic Violence Hotline (800)799-7233 Hotline advocates are available to chat every day from 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. Central time
▪ Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (RAINN) (800) 656-HOPE (4673) Call to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.
▪ Sexual Abuse – Stop It Now! (888) PREVENT (7738368) Together we can stop the Sexual Abuse of children. We’re Here to Help!
▪ National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Eating Disorders
An Eating Disorder Support Group
▪ National Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center (858) 481-1515 We have been providing eating disorder referrals since 1999.
▪ National Eating Disorders Association (800) 931-2237 NEDA Feeding Hope. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures, and access to quality care.
Gay & Lesbian National / GLBTQ
▪ Gay & Lesbian National Hotline
(888) 843-4564 or text ANSWER to 839863
Serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & questioning people by providing free and confidential peer-support and local resources.
▪ Gay & Lesbian Trevor HelpLine Suicide Prevention (800) 850-8078 If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now.
▪ Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Program (800) 832-1901 GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project, for reports and counseling needs
▪ GLBT National Youth Talkline (800) 246-PRIDE (77433) Monday thru Friday from 1 pm to 9 pm, Pacific time, (Monday thru Friday from 4 pm to midnight, eastern time), Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm, Pacific time; (Saturday from noon to 5 pm, eastern time)
▪ Trans Lifeline (877) 565-8860 Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people.
Specific Disorder / Other
▪ National Institute of Mental Health Information Center
Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.
▪ National Victims of Crime Center 1 (800) FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255) Confidential referrals for crime victims
▪ Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) (800) 959-8277 Led by experts in the fields of child development, mental health, and education, TAPS Programs provide safe spaces for military children to explore grief and embrace healing.
▪ American Chronic Pain Association (800) 533-3231 Support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families
▪ CHADD-Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (800) 233-4050 Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national nonprofit organization that improves the lives of people affected by ADHD through education, advocacy, and support.
▪ Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) (800) 826 -3632 Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA support groups can help you connect with others who have been there as well.
▪ Grief Recovery Institute (818) 907-9600 Are you, or someone you love suffering from a broken heart. Is it due to a death, divorce or another major loss? If so you might feel sad, distracted, or confused. You are not alone. The Grief Recovery Method has been helping people feel better following a loss for over 35 years
▪ Harvard Eating Disorders Center (888) 236-1188 The Eating Disorders Center will fund research and educate students and faculty about preventing eating disorders, administrators said yesterday.
▪ National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) (888) 575-7373 Founded in 1977 by Carrie and Pete Rozelle as the Foundation for Children with Learning Disabilities.
▪ National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) (800) 950-NAMI (6264) NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
▪ Panic Disorder Information Hotline 800-64-PANIC (72642) The compassionate staff at the panic disorder hotline can provide information about what happens during an attack and provide tips to help get through the attack.
▪ Self-Injury (Information only) 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288) S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior.
Sexual Health / Pregnancy
▪ AIDS Hotline (Youth only)
Aids Action Committee – You+Me Working Towards a World Without HIV
▪ AIDS National Hotline (800)-342-2437 National Prevention Information Network
▪ AIDS info (800) 448-0440 Offering information on HIV/AIDS, treatment, prevention, and research
▪ American Pregnancy Helpline (866) 942-6466 This site is primarily geared towards teenagers and young adults.
▪ American Sexual Health Association (919) 361-8488 ASHA was founded in 1914 in New York City, formed out of early 20th-century social reform movements focused on fighting sexually transmitted infections (known then as venereal disease, or VD) and prostitution.
▪ Baby Safe Haven (888) 510-2229 If you’re pregnant and do not feel you can care for your baby, or if you have a baby you cannot care for, you’ve come to the right place.
▪ Birthright International (800) 550-4900 Being pregnant brings change, and change can be scary. It can feel like an ending, but it is a beginning too. We can help find hope with love and listening, and friendship.
▪ National AIDS Hotline (800) 232-4636 AIDS Services Locators
▪ Planned Parenthood National Hotline (800) 230-7526 Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.
▪ Postpartum Support International (800) 944-4773 We provide direct peer support to families, train professionals, and provide a bridge to connect them.
▪ Project Inform HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline (800) 822-7422 Project Inform believes it is possible to create the first generation free of HIV and hepatitis C within the next decade. To achieve that dream, we focus our work in four areas: drug development, biomedical prevention, education and healthcare access.
▪ STD Hotline (800) 227-8922 CDC -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Youth and Parenting
▪ Adolescent Crisis Intervention & Counseling Nineline
Covenant House offers services including healthcare, educational support/GED preparation/college scholarships, job readiness and skills training programs, drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, legal services, mental health services, mother/child programs, transitional living programs, street outreach and aftercare.
▪ 800-448-3000 The Boys Town National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors.
▪ Child At Risk Hotline (800) 792-5200 To report abuse or neglect, call the Child-at-Risk Hotline anytime of the day or night.
▪ Child Welfare Information Gateway (800) FYI-3366 (800-394-3366) Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.
▪ Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 800-4-A-CHILD (800 4-2-24453) The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse
▪ CyberTipline for reporting the exploitation of children (800) 843-5678 Reduce Child Sexual Abuse by calling our hotline
▪ Missing & Exploited Children Hotline (800)-843-5678 Report missing and exploited kids for immediate help.
▪ National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Hotline 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) If you think you have seen a missing child, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
▪ National Runaway Switchboard (800) 786-2929 is a 24/7 Helpline for youths who are thinking or have run away from home.
▪ Parental Stress Line (800) 632-8188 24/7 Parents or guardians with problems relating to their children do not hesitate to call us.
▪ Speak Up Prevent Gun Violence (866) 773-2587 Call to anonymously report a weapon threat at school or in your community.
▪ Teen Helpline (800) 400-0900 For teen-related problems and issues, we are here to listen and to help.
▪ Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline (800) 872-5437 National Call Center for At-Risk Youth offers a 24-hour hotline for both parents and children.