It’s an Emergency

If you are struggling, there is good help available. Reach out for it.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, text, call, or chat 988, the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, for a free confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7. 

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You can also reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741-741.

If this is a medical emergency or if there is immediate danger of harm, call 911. Let the operator know that you are calling about a mental health emergency and follow these tips to ensure the police arrive prepared to respond appropriately. 

For a referral for mental health treatment, call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) to reach SAMHSA’s National Helpline.

If you are outside of the United States, visit to find helplines or hotlines in your country where you can access free, confidential support.

If you’re worried about yourself or a friend, trust that instinct and take action now.

Additional Crisis Services

Trans Lifeline: Call 1-877-565-8860
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ+) Helpline: Call 1-866-4UTREVOR (1-866-488-7386), chat online, or text START to 678 678
Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255, chat online, or text 838255
National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), chat online, or text START to 88788
National Runaway Safeline: Call 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) or chat online
Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or chat online

Other Resources

Preventing Suicide: Know the Warning Signs and How to Get or Give Help 

How to Help a Friend

Taking Care of Ourselves When Helping Others