Whether you’re facing a crisis or are just seeking help for a friend or family member, there are so many resources available to help you deal with a variety of immediate concerns.
Most hotlines are available to you 24/7 and there are trained professionals and counselors ready to help you with whatever you need. Whether you’re looking for immediate intervention, general information, or anything in-between, they are there to support you.
Please note: If you’re suicidal, I recommend contacting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free at 800-273-8255 (TALK). Visit their website for more information.
Additional crisis and suicide hotlines are below:
The Samaritans: 1-877-870-4673 (HOPE)
The Samaritans is a non-profit organization. They offer emotional support to anyone who is feeling lonely, depressed, suicidal, or just are looking for someone to vent to. If you’re worried about a loved one, they can also provide you with advice and resources. You can call or text the Samaritans whenever. Click here for more info.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 1-800-662-4357(HELP)
SAMHSA’s behavioral health treatment services is an anonymous and easy way to locate treatment facilities to help treat and manage your depression. SAMHSA also provides other resources, such as support groups and counselors for your aid. Learn more on their website.
The LGBT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
The LGBT National Hotline provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat, and email peer-support, as well as additional information and local resources in the US. Visit their website to learn more.
Just a heads up…
I know that some people may not feel comfortable talking over the telephone for help and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. If you’re uncomfortable speaking on the phone, there are free crisis chat services online or texting on your mobile device that are also available to help you.
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 (US Residents)
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Check out more information here.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Online Chat
Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that connects you to counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat. Lifeline Chat is available 24/7 across the U.S. To start a chat with a trained counselor, visit: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/