Crisis Hotlines

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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
tel. 988
Lifeline Text and Chat
“The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 200 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.”
According to CNN, the majority of calls, texts, and chat messages to the 988 Lifeline are answered in under a minute.

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.
“Free 24/7 support at your fingertips.”
Chat and WhatsApp options also available.
“Your feelings are valid.  Need support?  We’re here for you.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI HelpLine
The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Eastern Time.
tel. 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or e-mail or Text “HelpLine” to 62640 or Chat at
“Because we’re in this together, you are not alone.”

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA National Helpline
tel. 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
“SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.”

Salvation Army
National COVID-19 Emotional and Spiritual Care Hotline
tel. 1-844-458-HOPE (4673)
“Staff are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST. Counselors speak English and Spanish, and callers are encouraged to leave a message if they call after hours.”

National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline
tel. 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Live Chat option available.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
tel. 1-800-799-7233
Live Chat option available.
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Veterans Crisis Line
tel. 988, Press 1
Text 838255
Live Chat option available.

Call BlackLine
Call or text tel. 1-800-604-5841
“Call BlackLine® prioritizes BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color).”

LGBT National Help Center
​LGBT National ​Hotline – tel. 1-888-843-4564
LGBT National Youth Talkline – tel. 1-​800-246-7743
LGBT National Senior Hotline – tel. 1-​888-234-7243
LGBT National Online Peer Support Chat

Trans Lifeline Hotline
tel. 1-877-565-8860 (USA)
tel. 1-877-330-6366 (Canada)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI publishes “Navigating A Mental Health Crisis” — available in English and Spanish — and other helpful publications.