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988 (National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline)

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: ADAA provides a list of support groups for those facing disorders related to anxiety and depression.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA): Provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

Families for Depression Awareness: Helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline(24/7): National network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call 988 from any phone in the United States or connect with a counselor via live chat.

Crisis Text Line(24/7): Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds from a secure online platform. Text “LISTEN” to 741.741, chat, or WhatsApp.

The Boys Town National Hotline(24/7): Staffed by specially trained counselors who focus on children and families and are accredited by the American Association of Suicidology. Spanishspeaking counselors and translation services for more than 100 languages also are available 24 hours a day. Call 800.448.3000 or text “VOICE” to 20101. The speech- and hearing-impaired can contact hotline@boystown.org

The United Way 211 Line(24/7): Source of information about local resources and services. 211 is powered by people: thousands of caring, local experts are available to help, 24/7. Calls to 211 are confidential and can be anonymous. 800.233.HELP (800.233.4357) or 211.

The National Center for Missing or Exploited Children(24/7): NCMEC’s mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. 1.800.THE.LOST (1.800.843.5678).

LGBT National Coming Out Support Hotline: Providing a safe space to discuss concerns/questions on coming out for all ages. Monday – Friday, 4 pm to 12 am ET; Saturday, 12 pm – 5 pm ET. 888.OUT.LGBT (888-688-5428).

LGBT National Hotline: Providing confidential peer support, info, and resources for callers of all ages. Monday – Friday, 4 pm to 12 am ET; Saturday, 12 pm – 5 pm ET. 888.843.4564.

LGBT National Senior Hotline: Providing confidential peer support, information, and resources for those 50 and above. Monday – Friday, 4 pm to 12 am ET; Saturday, 12 pm – 5 pm ET. 888.234.7243.

LGBT National Youth Talkline: Providing confidential peer support, info, and resources for callers 25 and younger. Monday – Friday, 4 pm to 12 am ET; Saturday, 12 pm – 5 pm ET. 800.246.7743. 

SAGE National LGBTQ+ Elder Hotline(24/7): Confidentially connects LGBTQ+ older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are ready to listen. 877.360.LGBT (877.360.5428).

The Network/La Red Hotline(24/7): Hotline provides confidential emotional support, information, referrals, safety planning, and crisis intervention for LGBTQ+ folks, as well as folks in kink and polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner. 800.832.1901.

Trans Lifeline(24/7): An anonymous and confidential trans-led organization without nonconsensual active rescue that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. US 877.565.8860; Canada 877.330.6366.

Trevor Project(24/7): The Trevor Project’s mission is to end suicide among LGBTQ young people. Call 866.488.7386; Text “TREVOR” to 1.202.304.1200; or chat.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.

Mental Health America (MHA): Mental Health America’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. Specifically, check out their recently-published book, You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guideto Navigating Mental Health, by Ken Duckworth, M.D.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): The lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.

Partnership for Workplace Mental Health: Setting the standard for mentally healthy workplaces.

Mental Health America: Provides free information. Has a referral directory to mental health providers, national directory of mental health associations. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm ET. (1.800.969.6642)

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Helpline: The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. Monday – Friday, 10 am – 10 pm ET. Call 1.800.950.NAMI (1.800.950.6264), text “HELPLINE” to 62640 or email helpline@nami.org.

National Institute of Mental Health Information Line: Provides information and literature on mental illness by disorder—for professionals and the general public; provides referrals to relevant voluntary health organizations. Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm ET. Call 1.866.615.6464 or email nimhinfo@nih.gov

Panic Disorder Information Hotline: For many who experience panic attacks, it can be helpful to speak to someone who understands what they’re going through during an attack. The compassionate staff at the panic disorder hotline can provide information about what happens during an attack and provide tips to help get through the attack. This number is available to those in crisis, as well as those who are just seeking more information about the disorder. 1.800.64.PANIC (1.800.647.2642)

JED Foundation: Mental health challenges are a growing concern for teens and young adults. Suicide rates among young people have also increased over the past decade. Find up-to-date statistics about these issues and the populations most at risk on the JED website.

Postpartum Support International: Leave a confidential message any time, and a trained and caring volunteer will return your call or text. HelpLine (non-emergency) 1-800-944.4PPD (1.800.944.4773); Text “HELP” to 800.944.4773; Text en Español 971.203.7773. 

Postpartum Support International: Groups are conducted using a peer-to-peer support model and are not intended for those experiencing a mental health crisis.

Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline| 1-800-273-TALK (8255), Veterans Press 1 | Text 838255 | Chat online at: https://www.veteranscrisisline.netConnect with caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs

Last Updated: 3/11/24