SAMSHA National Helpline
Operated 24/7, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline provides information and referrals if you or a loved one are facing mental health and/or substance use issues. The confidential service does not provide counseling, but can direct you to helpful resources, treatment facilities, and support groups in your area.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
This national toll-free number - available 24/7 - connects to local crisis centers where a trained worker will provide confidential support to people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or emotional distress
Crisis Text Hotline
Many people, especially teenagers and young people, are growing up more comfortable speaking via text message. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone in the United States with this confidential and free 24/7 text line, connecting you with a trained crisis counselor.
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
Love Is Respect
A project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, love is respect offers 24/7 information, support, and advocacy to young people between the ages of 13 and 26 who have questions or concerns about their romantic relationships. We also provide support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, and other service providers through the same free and confidential services via phone, text, and live chat.
1-866-331-9474 OR 800.787.3224 (TTY) Text 'LOVEIS' to 22522
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
Dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, this 24/7 hotline is staffed by professional crisis counselors and translators who provide help and emergency/social service referrals in over 170 languages. Online chat with a trained professional is also available through the website
1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The 24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline provides confidential assistance to anyone experiencing domestic violence or questioning whether or not they are in an abusive relationship. Online chat with trained advocates is also available through the website.
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or text "LOVEIS" to 22522
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Helpline
Available Monday through Friday, the NEDA Helpline offers phone and chat support for yourself or a loved one who is coping with an eating disorder, and quick access to a crisis text line if needed.
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
With both phone and online chat options, the 24/7 RAINN helpline provides access to support from trained staff, who can help direct you to a local health facility with experience caring for survivors of sexual assault, as well as resources for healing, recovery, long-term support, and more.
LGBT National Hotline
With hours Monday through Saturday, the LGBT National Hotline provides one-to-one peer support and a confidential safe space for anyone to talk about issues with coming out, gender or sexual identity, relationship concerns, bullying, self-harm, and more.
The Trevor Project
With phone, chat, and text options, The Trevor Project is a national organization providing 24/7 crisis intervention to LGBTQ young people.
1-866-488-7386 or Text "START" to 678678
National Runaway Safeline
Available 24/7, the National Runaway Safeline is a crisis hotline, online service, and judgment-free safe space for runaways and homeless young people.
Veterans Crisis Line
Veterans or Service members in crisis can call this helpline at any time of day to reach specially-trained VA responders. Friends, family members, and loved ones can also find support through this portal.
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Text 838255
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine
The NAMI HelpLine is a nationwide peer-support service, not a crisis line, but it does provide information, resource referrals, and community support if you or someone you know are living with a mental health condition. Note that NAMI is not currently taking calls due to the coronavirus pandemic.
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Available to anyone in the US and its territories, SAMHSA's 24/7 disaster distress helpline provides immediate crisis counseling if you are experiencing stress, anxiety, and other symptoms as a result of man-made or natural disaster - including pandemics.
1-800-985-5990 or Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746