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You are not alone.

If you are struggling to find hope today or want free support with your mental health, we can help.

Helplines are staffed by people who provide immediate counseling, support and information – for free.

When you contact a helpline you will talk with a crisis counselor, peer or volunteer that will support you with what you are experiencing in your life.

You can contact a helpline for yourself or to talk about one of your loved ones. Most hotline numbers are toll-free, and many are available over text message or online chat.

While the most common type of helpline is the suicide hotline, there are helplines for a range of mental health, mental illness and behavioral health life experiences.

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Common reasons people contact a helpline

Unsure if contacting a helpline is right for you? Here are some reasons other people have contacted 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, depression, anxiety or emotional distress
  • Struggling with self-harm, addiction or substance abuse, or an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia
  • Noticing warning signs in a loved one and concerned they might be a suicide risk
  • Wanting to learn about crisis services, suicide prevention, general mental health services and resources
  • Just simply thinking “I need help” and not knowing where to start
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