Self-Harm or Suicide
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support via phone or chat for people in distress, resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Includes information on finding your local crisis center.
Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI Helpline offers education and information about mental health issues including symptoms of mental health conditions, treatment options, local support groups, and helping family members get treatment. NAMI does not offer counseling.
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7 support texting service for those in crisis.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Hotline
Provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. Assists with coming-out issues, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information, and more. Maintains a resource database with 15,000 listings containing information on social and support groups, as well as gay-friendly religious organizations, sports leagues, student groups, lawyers, doctors and various counseling professionals
Hours: Monday-Friday from 4pm-12am, EST; Saturday from 12-5pm, EST Website: glbthotline.org/national-hotline.html
Ages Served: All ages
There may be times when a user living outside of the United States may reach out through your online community for help. Consider sharing some of the following mental health resources for an international community member.
International Association for Suicide Prevention
IASP is dedicated to preventing suicidal behavior, alleviate its effects, and provide a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis workers, and suicide survivors. IASP offers a considerable library of international suicide prevention efforts.
Befrienders Worldwide is a dynamic and expanding global network of 349 emotional support centers in 32 countries, spanning five continents. These centers are staffed by more than 25,000 volunteers who provide vital support to an estimated seven million service users each year.
Kids Help Phone (for youth under 20)
Kids Help Phone is a Canadian counseling and information service for young people, available 24/7.
For people over 20, find a crisis center that serves your area:
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line
Phone: 1-855-242-3310 (toll-free, 24 hours)
Phone: 116 123
Lifeline Australia provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to online, phone and face-to-face crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Phone: 13 11 14
Telephone: 0800 111 0 111
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)
Telephone: 09 72 39 40 50
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to The Hotline can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
A national anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will.
Online tip reporting form (anonymous): traffickingresourcecenter.org report-trafficking
(report information about a potential trafficking situation, not for use to report missing children or child pornography)