Need to leave quickly?

Click to immediately exit this site.

Find A Helpline logo

Free, confidential support from a helpline or hotline near you. Online chat, text or phone.

What would you like help with?

Quick link

Or select topic or topics (optional)

Abuse & domestic violence
Anxiety
Bullying
Dementia & Alzheimers
Depression
Eating & body image
Family
Gambling
Gender & sexual identity
Grief & loss
show more

Key Partners


International Association for Suicide Prevention logo
American Association of Suicidology logo

Free emotional support, anywhere, anytime

Illustration of a man reclining in a hammock text messaging a suicide hotline, symbolizing online emotional support

Quick

Connect with a helpline, ready to support you today

Talk with a human

Get support from a trained volunteer, counselor or peer

Confidential

Feel more comfortable to share your story

You don’t have to go through this alone.

If you are struggling today, need support with your mental health, or have experienced a traumatic event, consider contacting a helpline. It’s free, anonymous and confidential.

What are helplines?

Helplines (also known as hotlines or crisis lines) provide immediate crisis counseling, emotional support and information – for free.

Most helpline phone numbers are toll-free and many helplines are available over text message or online chat. Helplines are often available 24/7, so you can contact them at any time of the day or night.

How will a helpline, hotline or crisis line support me?

Helplines provide a judgment-free space for you to talk through difficult emotions and experiences, receive support, and connect to other resources that can help you. Talking helps, and research has shown that people feel less distressed after contacting helplines.

What can I talk to a helpline about?

However, helplines are available for a wide range of mental health, mental illness and behavioral health experiences including anxiety, depression, gender or sexual identity and substance use.

You don’t have to be suicidal to contact a helpline. You might just need to talk, or want information on supporting others in your life that you are care about.

How do I find the best helpline for me?

In some countries, many helplines are available. For example, if you live in the United States, popular nationwide helplines are the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, Crisis Text Line and TrevorLifeline.

When you search for a helpline on Find A Helpline, our intelligent ranking algorithm will recommend the best helplines for you. You can also further filter according to your needs, and read helpline descriptions to learn more about the service each helpline provides.

Because helplines are free, you can contact more than one service to find the right one for you.

Illustration of a woman messaging a crisis counselor, with chat bubbles and shapes extending from her phone

We partner with verified helplines in 100+ countries

Find A Helpline is the largest, most accurate helpline resource in the world. We hold relationships with helpline organisations and crisis centers in over 100 countries, who verify their information with us directly.

Other services and websites provide long lists of out-of-date information, but we work daily to keep our information accurate and easy to use – both for the people who need immediate support and for the partners who rely on us.

Other services
Find A Helpline

Some countries

Global coverage

Outdated websites & phone numbers

Verified data, maintained daily

Difficult to find the right service

AI-powered intelligent ranking

Illustration of a woman meeting a caring person, who is in a life-sized phone, to symbolize online support and connection

Common reasons people contact a helpline

  • Experiencing a suicidal crisis, such as feeling suicidal, having suicidal thoughts, thinking “I want to die”, wondering about how to kill yourself, or wanting support after a suicide attempt.
  • Experiencing domestic violence, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety or other emotional distress.
  • Struggling with self-harm, an addiction or substance abuse, or an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia.
  • Noticing warning signs in a loved one, feeling concerned that someone be a suicide risk, or wanting to know how to help someone you’re worried about.
  • Wanting to learn about mental health crisis services, suicide prevention, general mental health services and resources.
  • Just simply thinking “I need help” and not knowing where to start.

Connect people to help on your website or app

Find A Helpline widget screenshot displaying the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline in the United States
Try the widget

Partner to save lives online

Through our embeddable widget and API, you can easily integrate verified crisis resources into your mental health app, website, social network, or online game, providing immediate emotional support, right at people’s time of need.

We all have an important part to play to prevent suicide. When you are hearing crisis online, ensure you have the ability to respond.

Learn more
Find A Helpline brand mark with two chat bubbles in a heart shape

Made with ♡ by ThroughLine in Aotearoa, New Zealand.


Copyright © 2022 ThroughLine Limited
All rights reserved.