You are not alone
We all experience crisis at some point. But you don’t have to suffer alone. If you or someone you know is struggling, there are many forms of support, services, and treatments available. The services below are free and available 24/7. Your call will be answered by a trained crisis worker who will listen empathetically and without judgment, working to ensure that you feel safe and to help identify options and services in your area.
If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, call 911. It is important to notify the operator that it is a psychiatric emergency and ask for an officer trained to assist people experiencing a psychiatric emergency.
If you’re outside of the US, use Befrienders Worldwide to find a hotline in your country.
MHA is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Their website offers tremendous resources and can help you navigate the world of mental health. mentalhealthamerica.net
MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING
Mental Health America offers free mental health screenings — one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
If you or someone you know is in crisis, whether they are considering suicide or not, please call the toll-free Lifeline to speak with a trained Crisis Counselor 24/7. suicidepreventionlifeline.org
CRISIS TEXT LINE
Text ‘MHA’ to 741-741
Connect with a trained Crisis Counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message. crisistextline.org
NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE
Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Free help, 24/7. rainn.org
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. thehotline.org
Veterans crisis line
1-800-273-8255 or text 838255
If you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, there are caring, qualified VA responders standing by to help 24/7. The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. veteranscrisisline.net
THE TREVOR PROJECT LIFELINE
This lifeline receives over 45,000 calls each year assisting LGBTQ youth. Call if you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk. thetrevorproject.org
IN AN EMERGENCY
If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, call 911.
It is important to notify the operator that it is a psychiatric emergency and ask for an officer trained to assist people experiencing a psychiatric emergency.
THE NAMI HELPLINE
The world of mental health is complicated and can be difficult to navigate.
HelpLine staff and volunteers are prepared to answer your questions about mental health symptoms, treatments, support groups, education programs, and more.
The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10am - 6pm ET.