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Disaster Distress Helpline

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About Disaster Distress Helpline

Disaster Distress Helpline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone and text message (SMS). We are here for everyone, including the deaf and hard-of-hearing, in United States who may be experiencing emotional distress related to abuse & domestic violence, anxiety, depression, family issues, grief & loss, loneliness, parenting, relationships, self-harm, stress, substance use, suicide, supporting a friend or family member, trauma & PTSD.

We are available to talk with you about any kind of experience relating to mental health, from a mental health crisis through to general wellbeing. Our support is free. We are dedicated to preventing suicide. If you are contemplating suicide or wanting to kill yourself, we will listen without judgment and support you.

When you reach out to us you will talk with one of our trained counselors or volunteers who will listen to you with empathy and understanding, and work together with you to find a meaningful way foward. They are experienced in knowing how to help people who have challenges like what you are going through. Regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity or religious beliefs, we will listen in a supportive and non-judgmental capacity. We are open 24 hours a day, every day of the week. We are always available to talk with you.

Where is Disaster Distress Helpline available?

Available nationwide in United States

Who does Disaster Distress Helpline support?

Everyone, all topics, and deaf & hoh

Accessibility notes

Spanish Speakers: Call 1-800-985-5990 and press "2". From the 50 States, text Hablanos to 66746. From Puerto Rico, text Hablanos to 1-787-339-2663


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