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National Helplines

The following National Helplines are available to provide additional information, resources and referrals for assistance in crisis or suicide prevention, sexual assault support, domestic violence, substance abuse and more. 

Crisis Text Line

Text from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis, including Corona Virus anxiety/concerns. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds from a secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

  • Text “HOME” to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (call or chat)

Free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

  • (800) 273-TALK (8255) 
  • (888) 628-9454 (for Spanish speakers)
  • (800) 799-4889 (for deaf and hard of hearing)

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Call to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

  • (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Support for survivors

  • (800) 799-7233
  • Text “LOVEIS” to 1-866-331-9474

SAMHSA National Helpline

Free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

  • (800) 662-HELP (4357) 

Veterans Crisis (Call, Text, or Chat)

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, family members, friends and supporters calling on behalf of Veterans, free & confidential access to VA counselors

  • (877) 4AID VET (877-424-3838)
 The Trevor Project (Call, Text, or Chat)

Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, & questioning youth

  • (866) 488-7386
  • Text “START” to 678-678

National Eating Disorder Helpline

Contact the Helpline for support, resources, and treatment options for yourself or a loved one; not available 24/7

  • (800) 931-2237

Contact Information

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