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Free Telephone Counseling Hotlines in the United States


National Suicide & Crisis Lines

  • 911 Emergency Number

    911If you or someone you know are in immediate danger, call 911.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    (800) 273-8255The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
  • IMALIVE Online Chat

    IMAlive is a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis. People need a safe place to go during moments of crisis and intense emotional pain.
  • Crisis Call Center

    (775) 784-8090 or text ANSWER to  839863 Crisis Call Center's 24-hour, 7 day, 365 days a year crisis line is here to provide a safe source of support for individuals in any type of crisis.
  • Disaster Distress Helpline

    (800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to  66746 SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
  • Depression Hotline

    (630) 482-9696Suicide Prevention Services of America is one of only seven organizations in the United States devoted to saving lives and restoring hope through prevention, intervention and postvention.
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State Crisis Lines

  • States offer mental health crisis and support service. Even if you don't qualify for state-funded care, there are crisis lines to help get you started in the right direction.

    March 2020: Please note that we are in the process of covering every state in America. If your state is not listed, it soon will be.

Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Domestic & Sexual Violence

Eating Disorders

Online Counseling

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  • You can get affordable online counseling with a licensed therapist through BetterHelp (a sponsor). Counseling is available from your computer, phone or tablet. Financial aid is available.

Gay & Lesbian (GLBTQ)

Specific Disorders / Other

Sexual Health / Pregnancy

Youth & Parenting