Helplines

Crisis Text Line

Text SIGNS to 741741 for 24/7, anonymous, free crisis counseling.

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via text. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.

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Note: link opens messaging service on your cell phone

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
TTY: 1-800-799-4889

24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of 150+ crisis centers.

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Veterans Crisis Line

www.veteranscrisisline.net
1-800-273-8255, Press 1
TTY: 1-800-799-4889

Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
TTY: 1-800-487-4889

​The helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.

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International Association For Suicide Prevention (IASP)

www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/

With the help of the World Health Organization, IASP has complied helplines from around the globe. Search by region to find a local crisis center or crisis phone number.

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Vets4Warriors

www.vets4warriors.com
1-855-838-8255
DSN: 312-560-1110

Confidential personalized peer support by phone or chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Open to active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members, veterans, retirees, and their families/caregivers.

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In an Emergency?

The information on this website is intended for the sole purpose of educating the user regarding topics related to mental health and is not meant as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. Those who are at risk, should seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.

Call 911.

National Resources

Give an Hour

American Psychiatric Association Foundation

American Psychological Association

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Association of Social Workers

National Council for Behavioral Health

National Institute of Mental Health

Mental Health America

MentalHealth.gov

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Community Resources

There are many options for help in your local area.

  • If you or your child is in school or at college, contact the school and ask about their support services.
  • If you are involved in a religious organization, reach out to your faith-based community.
  • The 211 directory is a free and confidential service available 24/7 that connects you to local resources.
  • Help is available through your local health department, hospital and community health centers.