Crisis Hotlines

Whether you’re in crisis or are just looking for help for a friend or family member, there are dozens of organizations in the United States available to help you deal with a variety of immediate concerns, from crisis situations and domestic violence to rape and substance abuse. Most of these hotlines are available 24-hours a day and can help you with whatever level of assistance you need – from general information about the topic to helping you find an immediate intervention.

If you’re suicidal, we recommend contacting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free at 800-273-8255.

Need help for domestic violence? Call toll-free: 800-799-7233 (SAFE)

Try one of these free crisis chat services:

Crisis Chat

Crisis Text Line (on your smartphone)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline – 1-888-985-5990

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

National Domestic Violence Hotline – (800) 799-7233

National US Child Abuse Hotline – (800) 422-4453

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) – (800) 656-HOPE

National Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/ Sexual Abuse – (800) 799-7233