Mental Health Hotlines & Crisis Lines

If you or someone you know is thinking about harming themselves, please reach out for help.

United States

If you are in the United States, call or text the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline. Your call will be routed to the crisis center near you.

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.


If you are in Canada, call or text the number on the Talk Suicide website. If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

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)