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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a suicide prevention and crisis intervention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis or...


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Crisis Text Line is here to help you, whatever you're going through. We provide 24/7, free and confidential support and...


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TrevorLifeline offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We support LGBTQ+ young...


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Love is Respect offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We are here for...


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National Domestic Violence Hotline offers 24/7, free and confidential support over phone and text message (SMS). We support...


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National Sexual Assault Hotline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone and...


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The NAMI HelpLine is here for you. HelpLine volunteers are working to answer questions, offer support and provide practical...


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SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish,...


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The National Human Trafficking Hotline is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls, texts, and chats from...


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Trans Lifeline offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We are here for the LGBTQ+ community in...


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The National Abortion Hotline is the largest national, toll-free, multi-lingual Hotline for abortion provider information and...


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The Veterans Crisis Line is a toll-free, confidential resource that connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends...


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Pregnancy and a new baby can bring a range of emotions. Many new moms feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious, or exhausted at different...


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National Problem Gambling Helpline offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We...


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StrongHearts Native Helpline is a 24/7 confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic and sexual violence helpline...


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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24-Hour Hotline provides 24/7 free and confidential support by phone. We help...


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TXT 4 HELP provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information over text message (SMS). We are here for youth in...


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National Parent and Youth Helpline provides free and confidential emotional support and resources to diverse Parents,...


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YouthLine is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential* support over phone, text message (SMS), and online chat for...


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National Grad Crisis Line is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We exist to...


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If you or someone you know is feeling lonely, depressed, overwhelmed, or having thoughts of suicide, we are here for you. Hey...


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Teen Line is dedicated to providing free, compassionate and confidential support over phone and text message (SMS), as well as...


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LGBT National Hotline offers free and confidential support by phone and online chat. We are here for the LGBTQ+ community in...


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Physician Support Line provides free and confidential support by phone. We exist to help people in United States who may be...


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Su Familia, or the National Hispanic Family Health Helpline, provides free reliable and confidential health information in...


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The Courage First Athlete Helpline is the only national, centralized, free helpline that exists solely for athletes, parents,...


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Disaster Distress Helpline provides year-round disaster crisis counseling and is here for everyone, including the deaf and...


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Scarleteen is a sexual health and relationships education resource. You can access different kinds of help from us tailored...


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General Helpline- In regards to addiction resources, advice, etc. Can help determine an individual's state of substance use and...


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The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free...


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The Deaf Hotline is a 24/7 hotline formed by a partnership between ADWAS (Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services) and NDVH...


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Mothers Against Drink Driving (MADD) is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We...


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Exhale Pro-Voice offers a free, national text line that provides after-abortion emotional support, resources and information....


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STOMP Out Bullying is dedicated to providing free and confidential support and information by phone and online chat. We are...


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Stop It Now! offers free and confidential support and information over phone and online chat. We help everyone in United States...


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The National Alliance for Eating Disorders' helpline is run by licensed therapists specialized in eating disorders, and are...


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Project Sleep's Sleep Helpline is a free, national helpline providing individualized resources and support for people with...


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Centerstone Military Services is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support over phone. We support veterans in...


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LGBT National Senior Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We help the LGBTQ+ community,...


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Caregiver Help Desk offers free support to family caregivers across the country. It is staffed by caregiving experts who can...


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The Boys Town National Hotline is a Short-term crisis hotline for children, youth and parents, who are directly or indirectly...


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LGBT National Youth Talkline offers free and confidential support over phone. We help adults, youth, the LGBTQ+ community in...


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Postpartum Support International offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone and text message (SMS). We exist to help...


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Friends for Survival - Suicide Loss Helpline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information by...


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If you are pregnant and unsure how to feel or what to do next, or you want to talk about a past or current experience with...


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Amala is a confidential and culturally competent youth support program for Muslim youth through a phone line available 5-days a...


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Faith Aloud is dedicated to providing compassionate spiritual and religious support for people in all their decisions about...


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Contact a hotline or helpline in United States for free, confidential support

Whether you're experiencing a mental health crisis or you're worried about a loved one's mental health, free help is available to you. In United States, there are 53 helplines that support with a range of mental health or behavioral health concerns.

Feeling hesitant to reach out is completely normal. Knowing what to expect can help you feel more comfortable.

What is a helpline or hotline?

Helplines, also known as hotlines or crisis lines, exist to provide free, confidential help to anyone in need of emotional support. Some helplines offer their services over the phone, and others over text message or chat. Many are available 24/7.

What kind of support do helplines offer?

Helpline responders support you by listening to you, helping you understand your emotions better, and working with you on a plan forward. Having a plan about what to do next can help you feel more in control.

If I contact a helpline, who will I talk to?

Helplines are usually staffed by counselors and volunteers who are trained in how to support people in an emotional crisis. Some helplines are also run by peers who have a similar life experience to the topic they provide support with.

What issues can I talk to a helpline about?

Helplines are there for anyone who might be in need of free support for mental and behavioral health problems. If you are struggling with something specific, such as suicide, depression, anxiety, or domestic violence, there are often helplines that cater specifically to these issues. You may also be able to contact a helpline related to your demographic, such as helplines that are specifically for teenagers, veterans or the LGBTQ+ community. A lot of helplines provide support for a variety of mental and behavioral health issues, so you can talk with them about anything that is concerning you.

Do helplines and hotlines support with thoughts of suicide?

Suicide prevention hotlines or lifelines are available in many countries. They exist to provide compassionate support to people who are feeling hopeless or are thinking of ending their lives. Suicide hotlines commonly support with all topics, which means they can help with any kind of problem, even if it's not suicide related. They are usually reachable at all hours of the day and night.

Will a helpline talk to me about someone I'm concerned about?

When a friend or family member is going through a mental health crisis, it can be difficult to know how to help. Helplines will offer advice on how you can best support your loved one, whether that be through ways you can support them or outside support they may be able to get.

I'm in United States. What hotlines and helplines are available to me?

In United States, there are 53 hotlines and helplines that support with a range of topics.

Globally, there are over 2,000 helplines and hotlines, and the support they offer varies across topics and populations. What unites them is their shared aim to support people who are experiencing mental health distress or emotional pain. Helplines are there to assist you in a time of emotional pain, and to support those who may be noticing warning signs of an emotional crisis in those they care about.


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