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: 310-855-4673 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 1-800-799-7233 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.

National Eating Disorders Hotline: Call or text (800) 931-2237

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.


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 :   
    • 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 MIL1 to 839863
    • 24-hour free, confidential crisis support for military service members, Veterans and their families
  • VA Suicide Hotline: (800) 273-8255 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