Call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger or go to the nearest emergency room.
The following information is gathered from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sites, among other well-known resources.
View the NIMH 5 action steps for helping someone in emotional pain infographic to see how you can help those in distress.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En Español 1-888-628-9454
The Lifeline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Crisis Text Line
Text “HELLO” to 741741
The Crisis Text hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the U.S. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.
Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text to 838255
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects veterans 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a trained responder.
Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
The disaster distress helpline provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): For general information on mental health and to locate treatment services in your area, call the SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). SAMHSA also has a Behavioral Health Treatment Locator on its website that can be searched by location.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): HRSA works to improve access to health care. The HRSA website has information on finding affordable healthcare, including health centers that offer care on a sliding fee scale.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): CMS has information on its website about benefits and eligibility for mental health programs and how to enroll.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) MedlinePlus: NLM’s website has directories and lists of organizations that can help in identifying a health practitioner.
Mental Health and Addiction Insurance Help: This website from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers resources to help answer questions about insurance coverage for mental health care.
Good Therapy: Find local resources in your area: Psychologists, therapists, marriage counselors.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-700-7233 (SAFE)
National Dating Abuse Helpline – 1-866-331-9474
National Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp -1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
Child Welfare League of America – 202-638-2952
Children’s Defense Fund – 202-628-8787
Love is Respect – Hotline: 1-866-331-9474
Break the Cycle – 202-824-0707
National Sexual Assault Hotline – 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)
National Center for Victims of Crime – 1-202-467-8700
National Human Trafficking Resource – Call: 1-888-373-7888 | Text: HELP to BeFree (233733)