Get Help

  • Emergency Medical Service - 911

    If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255 or Live Chat

    If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.

    Crisis Text Line          
    Text “START” to 741-741 for free, 24/7 emotional support for those in crisis.
  • SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline - 1-877-726-4727

    Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

  • Teen Health & Wellness Crisis Call Center - 1-800-273-8255

    Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

    or text “ANSWER” to 839863

  • Youth Helpline - Your Life Our Voice - 1-800-448-3000

    The Your Life Your Voice National Hotline is a 24-hour toll free number available to kids, teens and young adults.
  • The Trevor Project - 1-866-488-7386

    The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

    TrevorText - Available on Fridays (4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT). 

    TrevorChat – Available 7 days a week (3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PT).

Important Organizations

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

    NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
  • Mental Health America

    Mental Health America 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.
  • Active Minds

    Active Minds is the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking.  We are changing the culture on campuses and in the community by providing information, leadership opportunities and advocacy training to the next generation.
  • Teen Health & Wellness

    Teen Health & Wellness provides middle and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, curricular and self-help support, aligned to state, national, and provincial standards. Topics include diseases, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide and bullying, green living, LGBTQ issues, and more.
  • Reach Out

    ReachOut USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that meets youth where they are to deliver peer support and mental health information in a safe and supportive online space.
  • Teen Central

    Teen Central is a safe, free and totally anonymous site that offers help when you need it most. If you have a problem, question, difficult situation or just want to vent, write your “story” and there will be an answer waiting for you within 24-hours.