Mental Health Hotlines & Crisis Lines

United States

Emergency: 9-1-1
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 9-8-8 (English & Spanish)
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222
Crisis Text Line: Text “DESERVE” TO 741-741
Lifeline Crisis Chat:  Live Online Messaging
Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
National Crisis Line – Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237
GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
TransLifeline: ; 1-877-565-8860
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
Veterans Crisis Line:

U.S. Resources for Youth in Crisis

Boys Town National Hotline:  1-800 448-3000
The Boys Town National Hotline (which serves girls and young women, too) is staffed by specially trained counselors. Parents, teens and families can find help with a range of issues including abuse, anger, depression, school issues, bullying etc.

Covenant House: 1-800-999-9999
A support service and 24-hour helpline for homeless youth. Deals with a wide range of issues, including bullying, suicide, basic needs, health, sex, drugs & alcohol and sex.

ReachOut: 1-800-448-3000
Site where teens and young adults can find the information they need, reach out, tell their stories, and voice their opinions “without fear of being judged or being different.”

Love is Respect National Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866 331-9474
24-hour helpline for teens, parents, friends and family, peer advocates.

The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative: 1-844-878-2274
Provides counseling and technical advice to victims of nonconsensual pornography (“revenge porn”) through a 24-hour Crisis Helpline.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: 1-800 843-5678
24-hour response line for children who are missing or victims of sexual exploitation.

Rape Abuse & Incest National Network: 1-800-656-4673
More than 1,100 trained volunteers are on duty and available to help victims at RAINN-affiliated crisis centers across the country.

National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-786-2929
The mission of the National Runaway Switchboard is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453 (or text CHILDHELP to 847411)
Operates a 24/7 hotline with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages.


Emergency: 9-1-1
Talk Suicide Canada: 1-833-456-4566; SMS 45645;
Crisis Services Canada:
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

UK & Ireland

Emergency: 112 or 999
Non-emergency: 111, Option 2
24/7 Helpline: 116 123 (UK and ROI)

New Zealand

Emergency: 111
Lifeline 24/7 Helpline: 0800 543 354
Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)