🚨 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 there is a fire or natural disaster, you can call your local fire department, Red Cross, or SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Hotline.

️ 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! 



The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides mental health crisis services and resources.  

  • Call or text 988 (the old number, 1-800-273-8255, is also still functioning)
  • Chat online here
  • To connect to specialized support for LGBTQ+ people under the age of 25, you can call 988 and choose extension 3

Crisis Text Line allows you to text a volunteer Crisis Counselor when you need someone to talk to. They also provide other mental health resources here.

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.

  • Call (800) 448-3000
  • Text "VOICE" to 20121 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for those struggling with mental health and/or substance use (such as alcohol/drugs).

  • Call 1-800-662-4357

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

  • Call 833-943-5746



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.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • Call 1-800-799-7233
  • Text “STARTto 88788
  • To chat online, click on the “chat” button on the main page here.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

  • Call 1-800-656-4673
  • Chat online at here

National Dating Abuse Hotline

  • Call 1-866-331-9474
  • Text “LOVEISto 22322
  • To chatonline, click on the “chat” button on the main page here.

Child Help Hotline

  • Call or text 1-800-422-4453
  • Chat online here.



Call or send a text message or WhatsApp message to 1-800-203-7001 if you have problems such as:

  • A poor relationship with your sponsor or other family members,
  • No place to sleep,
  • No access to food, hygiene products, shelter, medicine, or education,
  • And more. 

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.



National Human Trafficking Hotline

  • Call 1-888-373-7888
  • Text “HELP” to 233733
  • Chat online here

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children


  • Text “THORN" to 741741 to privately speak with a counselor about any online threats, harassment, or exploitation.



National Runaway Youth Hotline

  • Call 1-800-786-2929
  • Chat online here
  • A texting option is still under development and is not available yet.



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. 

  • Call (877) 565-8860

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides mental health crisis services and resources, including specialized support for LGBTQ+ people under the age of 25.

  • Call 988 and choose extension 3


💡 Click here for more resources and hotlines.

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:


  • 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  





New Jersey

  • 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

  • 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



  • 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

Washington DC

  • Access HelpLine: call 1-888-793-4357



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