Mental Health Crisis Lines

If you feel suicidal or you´re in a crisis situation and need immediate assistance, people at these hotlines in the U.S. are there to help.

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Hotlines

LGBTQIA + Crisis Support

  • Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 (1-866-4.U.TREVOR aimed at gay and questioning youth)
  • Trans Lifeline: Dial 877-565-8860 for US and 877-330-6366 for Canada
    • Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.

Teen and Youth Crisis Support

Teenline: 866-465-0083 or text TEEN to 839863 (teens helping teens)

Thursday´s Child: (800) 872-5437

    • 24-hour emergency help and information for youths in crisis. Helps children, teens and young adults faced with bullying, eating disorders, self-harm, sexual assault, thoughts of suicide, trafficking, abuse, abduction, and addiction. Provides extensive information on its website and operates a 24/7 youth hotline.

Mental Health Crisis Lines by Condition

Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADDA): Call (240) 485-1001

Provides information on prevention, treatment of anxiety, depression & related disorders, lists of mental health professionals and an online and in-person support group locator.

The Anxiety Network

Provides online resources and information on panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder; offers recommendations for anxiety therapy materials.

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA): Call (800) 826-3632

Provides information and resources on bipolar and depression; offers online and in-person support groups, forums.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-1-800-787-3224 for TTY.

For any victims and survivor who need support, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto or text LOVEIS to 22522.

S.A.F.E. Alternatives: (800) 366-8288

Provides information and resources on self-harm; referrals to treatment options and a therapist locator; Phone line has an extension option for adolescents and teens calling in crisis and provides the National Suicide prevention helpline to all other callers in crisis.

SAMSHA NATIONAL HELPLINE: 1-800-662-4357 (1-800-662-HELP)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365 days-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.


Mental Health Hotlines and Resources for Cultural Groups

  • Black Mental Health Alliance: Call (410) 338-2642
    • Provides information and resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional.
  • Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation: Call 988 or 213-222-6327
    • BLHF launched a COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Support Campaign to raise money for MH services provided by licensed clinicians in its network. Individuals with life-changing stressors and anxiety related to COVID will have the cost for up to 5 individual sessions defrayed on a first come, first serve basis until all funds are committed or exhausted.
  • Institute for Social Policy and Understanding: Call (313) 436-0523
    • Provides educational mental health resources to Muslim American communities to assist with issues involving youth mental health, dealing with bias and bigotry, and links to other Muslim wellness resources.
  • Jewish Mental Health Resources:
    • A compiled list of mental health resources for the Jewish community.
  • National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association:
    • Website maintains a list of mental health and behavioral service providers for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in all 50 states.
  • Spanish Crisis Line: Call 888-628-9454
  • StrongHearts Native Helpline: Call 1-844-762-8483
    • The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans, available every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. 

Resources for Military or Veteran Support

  • Military Help Line: (888) 457-4838 or text/call 988
    • 24-hour free, confidential crisis support for military service members, Veterans and their families
  • VA Suicide Hotline: Dial 988 press 1

Mental Health Resources for Elders

  • Retire Guide: Guide about Medicare and mental health services to help those struggling to find the help and care that they need.

For additional resources:

We recommend looking at the NAMI National Helpline Resource Directory which has a comprehensive list of hotlines