NATIONAL HELPLINE DATABASE
Operated 24/7, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline provides information and referrals if you or a loved one are facing mental health and/or substance use issues. The confidential service does not provide counseling, but can direct you to helpful resources, treatment facilities, and support groups in your area.
This national toll-free number—available 24/7—connects to local crisis centers where a trained worker will provide confidential support to people experiencing suicidal thoughts or emotional distress.
Crisis Text Line
Many people, especially teenagers and young people, are growing up more comfortable speaking via text message. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone in the United States with this confidential and free 24/7 text line, connecting you with a trained crisis counselor.
1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453
Dedicated to preventing child abuse, this 24/7 hotline is staffed by professional crisis counselors and translators who provide help and emergency/social service referrals in over 170 languages. Online chat with a trained professional is also available through the website.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or text "LOVEIS" to 22522
The 24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline provides confidential assistance to anyone experiencing domestic violence or questioning whether or not they are in an abusive relationship. Online chat with trained advocates is also available through the website.
1-800-985-5990 or Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746
Available to anyone in the US and its territories, SAMHSA's 24/7 disaster distress helpline provides immediate crisis counseling if you are experiencing stress, anxiety, and other symptoms as a result of man-made or natural disasters—including pandemics.
Available Monday through Friday, the NEDA Helpline offers phone and chat support for yourself or a loved one coping with an eating disorder and quick access to a crisis text line if needed.
With both phone and online chat options, the 24/7 RAINN helpline provides access to support from trained staff, who can help direct you to a local health facility with experience caring for survivors of sexual assault, as well as resources for healing, recovery, long-term support, and more.
With hours Monday through Saturday, the LGBT National Hotline provides one-to-one peer support and a confidential, safe space for anyone to discuss issues with coming out, gender or sexual identity, relationship concerns, bullying, self-harm, and more.
1-866-488-7386 or Text "START" to 678678
With phone, chat, and text options, The Trevor Project is a national organization providing 24/7 crisis intervention to LGBTQ young people.
Available 24/7, the National Runaway Safeline is a crisis hotline, online service, and judgment-free safe space for runaways and homeless young people.
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Text 838255
Veterans or Service members in crisis can call this helpline to reach specially-trained VA responders at any time of day. Friends, family members, and loved ones can also find support through this portal.
The NAMI HelpLine is a nationwide peer-support service, not a crisis line. Still, it does provide information, resource referrals, and community support if you or someone you know are living with a mental health condition.