Suicide & Crisis Lines
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
If you or a loved one are in distress and thinking of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for free and confidential 24/7 support, information, and resources. You are not alone.
Veterans Crisis Line
988, then press 1
Press 1 after dialing the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to reach the Veterans Crisis Line. You’ll speak with caring, qualified responders from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Call the Military Helpline for 24/7/365 confidential crisis support. Hotline staff are veterans or others trained in military culture who understand what you’re going through. They can provide you with information and resources to help you address mental health and adjustment issues.
IMALIVE Online Chat
Go to IMAlive’s website to connect to crisis support via their live messaging service. IMAlive is dedicated to providing a safe place for people to go during moments of intense emotional pain.
Alcohol & Substance Abuse
Call the AA World Services line for general information about Alcoholics Anonymous and its mission to support people seeking recovery from alcohol addiction. You can use the tools on the AA website (or download the app) to find listings for local AA meetings
Domestic & Sexual Violence
Dod Safe Helpline
If you are in the military and have experienced sexual assault, call the Safe Helpline, a confidential sexual assault support hotline for the Department of Defense community.
Elder Abuse Hotlines
If you suspect elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, call your state’s elder abuse hotline or reporting number, which you can find by calling the above number provided by the U.S. Administration or Aging or by going to the above website.
National Human Trafficking Hotline
If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline for help. They can provide emotional support while giving you information and resources.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) National Sexual Assault Hotline
Call the RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline to connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area who can provide you with confidential support and information about local resources.
Sexual Abuse – Stop It Now!
If you’re concerned about the safety of a child, call the Stop It Now hotline Monday through Friday from 12pm to 6pm EST to receive support, guidance, and information about what you can do.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Eating Disorders Helpline
Call the ANAD Helpline between 9am and 5pm CST to receive confidential support and information about how to cope with, treat, and recover from eating disorders.
Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP)
Call GRASP to learn more about their mission to support people who have lost someone to substance use or addiction. You can use their webpage to find local meetings.
National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children (POMC)
Call the POMC for support if you have lost a child, family member, or friend to violence.
The Compassionate Friends
Call Compassionate Friends to learn more about their mission to support families after a child dies. You can use the tools on their website to find a local chapter or support group.
Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Program
Contact the Gay Men’s Domestic Violence hotline for 24/7 crisis intervention, information, and resources for victims and survivors of domestic abuse, including legal and housing information.
Mental Health Conditions & Family Support
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline
If you or a loved one are living with a mental illness and need help, call the NAMI Helpline for information, resource referrals, and support.
National Institute of Mental Health Information Center
Call the NIMH Information Resource Center for information about mental health conditions and updates on the latest advancements in mental health treatment and research.
Sexual Health & Pregnancy
American Sexual Health Association
Contact the American Sexual Health Association for information and education on sexually transmitted infections and how to prevent them, as well as for referrals to clinical services.
Baby Safe Haven
If you’re pregnant and do not feel you can care for your baby, or if you have a baby you cannot care for, call the Baby Safe Haven hotline for support and for information on how you can safely and legally give up an unwanted infant.
CDC National Health Information Hotline
Call the CDC Information Hotline for science-based information about your health concerns. The CDC Information Hotline answers thousands of calls a year on topics including HIV, AIDS, STDs, Ebola, the flu, and COVID-19.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder-CHADD
Call the CHADD hotline from 1pm to 5pm EST on weekdays to speak with an ADHD information specialist to learn how to improve your life or the life of a loved one with ADHD.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance-DBSA
Call the DBSA information line to learn more about how to connect to support groups and other resources for people with depression or bipolar disorder.
Panic Disorder Information Hotline
Call the Panic Disorder Information Hotline for support, information, and resources. You’ll talk to someone who understands what you’re going through during an attack.
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America-SARDAA
If you or a loved one has schizophrenia or a related disorder and needs help, call SARDAA for support, resources, and information about their online and teleconference support groups.
Treatment and Research Advancements for Borderline Personality Disorder-TARA
Call the TARA Resource and Referral Center from 12pm to 5pm EST for help, referrals, support, and answers to your questions about borderline personality disorder.
State Crisis Lines
State public mental health systems provide local crisis support services and operate local crisis lines. The people who answer crisis lines can provide caring attention and support as they help you determine the best response to a crisis, whether it’s inpatient treatment or an appointment with a counselor. They can then refer you to providers that offer the right level of mental health care.
State Warm Lines
Warmlines are an alternative to crisis lines if you’re not in an immediate crisis but still want to talk to someone and receive emotional support. They’re usually free and confidential and are staffed by peers who have dealt with mental health issues themselves. Most warmlines were designed to be state-specific or local, though some accept out-of-state calls and cover a national service area.
Youth & Parenting
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
Call the 24/7 Childhelp hotline to connect with a professional crisis counselor who can provide confidential support in one of over 170 languages. You’ll receive support, information, and referrals to emergency, social service, and support resources to help stop child abuse.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Call the Child Welfare Information Gateway from 9:30am to 5:30pm EST for general resources and information about how to promote child welfare. The Child Welfare Information Gateway is not an abuse reporting hotline and does not intervene in personal situations.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Hotline
Call the 24/7 hotline to report missing and exploited kids and to receive immediate help.
National Runaway Safeline
If you are a young person thinking of running away from home or have already run away, call the 24/7 safeline to share your story with a compassionate person and build a plan together.
Parental Stress Line
Call the 24/7 Parental Stress Line for non-judgmental, confidential, and sympathetic support from a trained volunteer counselor. They can offer support, ideas, solutions, and information about resources in your area to help you address any difficulties you are having as a parent.
Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
Call the Thursday’s Child hotline for 24/7 crisis support for youth and their parents. Issues hotline counselors can address include abuse, bullying, exploitation, running away from home, sexual health and safety, substance use, and eating disorders.