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National Runaway Safeline

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About National Runaway Safeline

National Runaway Safeline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We are here for youth, the LGBTQ+ community, parents in Illinois, United States who may be looking for support with abuse & domestic violence, anxiety, bullying, Dementia & Alzheimer's, depression, eating & body image, family issues, gambling, gender & sexual identity, grief & loss, loneliness, parenting, pregnancy & abortion, relationships, school or work issues, self-harm, sexual abuse, stress, substance use, suicide, supporting a friend or family member, trauma & PTSD.

Our free support is provided for all mental health issues, whether you're in crisis or just need someone to talk to. You can contact us about anything that you're going through. We are dedicated to preventing suicide. If you're contemplating suicide or you're worried about warning signs in someone else, please reach out to us for help.

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. We are always open. You can contact us for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Where is National Runaway Safeline available?

Available in United States

Who does National Runaway Safeline support?

All topics, lgbtq+, parents, and youth

Accessibility notes

Counties served: Chicago. Crisis services for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth ages 12-21 across the country. Youth do not have to be runaways or have left home when reaching out for support and help. Services also provided via email and an on-line forum (see website).


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