National Crisis Resources

If you have a mental health crisis and need emergency assistance – call 911

Calling a mental health helpline can serve a variety of purposes, including:

  • Support: Mental health crisis hotlines are set up to provide support during any crisis, guiding callers through suicidal thoughts, psychotic breaks, or manic episodes. If you are concerned about a family member or friend, calling a hotline can help you learn how to best help a loved one.
  • Education: Helplines provide information about mental health and the effects that mental illness can have on people and their loved ones.
  • Referrals: Hotlines can connect callers to treatment centers that are tailored to their individual needs.
  • Treatment: Helplines can provide information about what to expect from mental health treatment providers and how treatment can help


Mental Health Helplines

SAMHSA National Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Disaster Distress 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 Or Text: “TalkWithUs” to 66746

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Veteran’s Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

YouthLine (Teen Crisis Line): 1-877-968-8491 Or Text: TEEN2TEEN to 839863

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

ANAD Helpline (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders): 1-888-375-7767

Additional Helplines

The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ+ Youth): 1-866-488-7386

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender National Hotline 1-888-843-4564

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline: 1-800-662-4357

The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233