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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) 273-8255If you or a loved one are in distress and thinking of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for free and confidential 24/7 support, information, and resources. You are not alone.
  • Veterans Crisis Line

    (800) 273-8255, then press 1Press 1 after dialing the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to reach the Veterans Crisis Line. You'll speak with caring, qualified responders from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Ayuda En Español

    (888) 628-9454Llama a este número para ayuda 24/7 en español del National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
  • Suicide.org

    (800) 784-2433Call the Suicide.org hotline to receive 24/7 crisis support and information about mental health crisis resources where you live.
  • Crisis Call Center

    (800) 273-8255Call the Crisis Call Center or text CARE to 839863 for 24/7/365 crisis support. The purpose of the Crisis Call Center is to provide a safe source of support for individuals in any type of crisis.
  • Military Helpline

    (888) 457-4838Call the Military Helpline for 24/7/365 confidential crisis support. Hotline staff are veterans or others trained in military culture who understand what you're going through. They can provide you with information and resources to help you address mental health and adjustment issues.
  • YouthLine

    (877) 968-8491Call the YouthLine hotline or text teen2teen to 839863 to receive teen-to-teen crisis support during select hours and help from adults at all other times.
  • Crisis Text Line

    Text HOME to 741741Crisis Counselor are trained volunteers and not professionals. They can provide support, but not medical advice.
  • IMALIVE Online Chat

    Go to IMAlive's website to connect to crisis support via their live messaging service. IMAlive is dedicated to providing a safe place for people to go during moments of intense emotional pain.

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.



State Crisis Lines

  • State public mental health systems provide local crisis support services and operate local crisis lines. The people who answer crisis lines can provide caring attention and support as they help you determine the best response to a crisis, whether it's inpatient treatment or an appointment with a counselor. They can then refer you to providers that offer the right level of mental health care. Select your state from the drop-down box below for information on mental health crisis hotlines and crisis support services in your area.

    August 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.


Warm Lines

  • Warmlines are an alternative to crisis lines if you're not in an immediate crisis but still want to talk to someone and receive emotional support. They're usually free and confidential and are staffed by peers who have dealt with mental health issues themselves. Most warmlines were designed to be state-specific or local, though some accept out-of-state calls and cover a national service area.
  • Kenai Alaska Warmline

    (907) 283-7511Available 24/7
  • Careline of Alaska

    (877) 266-4357 or (907) 452-4357Available 24/7
  • Arkansas Crisis Center

    (888) 274-7472Available 24/7
  • Tucson Warmline

    (877) 770-9912Available 8am to 10pm/Holidays 8am to 6pm
  • California Peer-run Warmline

    (855) 845-7415Available 24/7
  • San Joaquin Warmline

    (209) 468-3585Available 24/7
  • Contra Costa Crisis Center

    (800) 833-2900Available 24/7
  • NAMI Orange County Warmline

    (877) 910-9276Available M-F 9am-3am; Sat-Sun 10am-3am
  • Project Return Peer Support Network

    (888) 448-9777Available M-F: 9am-3am Weekend 10am-3am
  • Colorado Crisis and Support Line

    (844) 493-8255Available Daily, 7 am - 12 midnight
  • Access Helpline

    (888) 793-4357Available 24/7
  • Contact Lifeline

    (800) 262-9800Available 24/7
  • Central Florida Crisis Line

    (407) 425-2624Available 24/7
  • MHA SETH Line

    (954) 578-5640Available M-F 6pm-10pm
  • Bartough Peer to Peer Warmline

    (770) 276-2019Available 24/7
  • McDonough Peer Support

    (678) 782-7666Available 24/7
  • Colquitt Peer Support Line

    (229) 873-9737Available 24/7
  • Cares Warmline

    (844) 326-5400Available Daily, 8:30am-11pm
  • Foundation 2 Crisis Line

    (319) 362-2174Available 24/7
  • Your Life Iowa

    (855) 581-8111Available 24/7
  • Illinois Warmline

    (866) 359-7953, then 2, then 5Available M-F, 8 am - 5 pm
  • Crisis Line of Fox Valley

    (630) 966-9393Available 24/7
  • KEYS National Warmline

    (800) 933-5397Available M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm (EST)
  • Headquarters Counseling Center

    (785) 841-2345Available 24/7
  • Center Stone Crisis Line

    (800) 221-0446Available 24/7
  • Participation Station Peer Warmline

    (877) 840-5167Available M-Sat 5pm-9pm
  • Samaritans Cape Code

    (800) 893-9900Available Daily, 8am-10:30pm
  • Western Mass RLC Peer Support Line

    (888) 407-4515Available M-Th 7pm-9pm; F-Sun 7pm-10pm
  • Anne Arundel County Crisis Warm Line

    (410) 768-5522Available 24/7
  • Maryland Crisis Line

    (800) 422-0009Available 24/7
  • Intentional Warmline

    (866) 771-9276Available 24/7
  • Macomb County Crisis Center

    (586) 307-9100Available 24/7
  • Minnesota Warmline

    (877) 404-3190Available M-Sat 5 - 10 pm (CT)
  • St. Louis Empowerment Center Friendship Line

    (866) 525-1442Available Daily, 9 am - 3 pm (CT)
  • The Hope Center NAMI Southwest Missouri

    (877) 535-4357Available M-F 9:30am-10pm; Sat 9am-3pm; Sun 10am-4pm
  • NAMI Missouri Warmline

    (800) 374-2138Available M-F 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun & holidays 3pm-9pm
  • Contact The Crisis Line

    (601) 713-4357Available 24/7
  • Contact Helpline

    (662) 328-0200Available 24/7
  • Outer Banks Hotline

    (252) 473-3366Available 24/7
  • Firstlink

    (701) 232-4357Available 24/7
  • Keya House Warmline

    (402) 261-5959Available 24/7
  • Peer to Peer Support Line

    (877) 760-4987Available Daily, 5 - 10 pm
  • NJ Hope Line

    (855) 654-6735Available 24/7
  • Agora Crisis Center

    (505) 277-3013Available 24/7
  • NAMI Western Nevada Cares Warmline

    (775) 241-4212Available M-F 8am-9pm; Sat-Sun 8am-8pm
  • The Empowerment Center in NY

    (800) 643-7462Available 24/7
  • Phone Link

    (516) 489-0100, press 1Available M-F 9am-9pm
  • NYC Well

    (888) 692-9355, press 2 then 1Available 24/7
  • Family of Woodstock

    (845) 679-2485Available 24/7
  • The Cincinnati Warm Line

    (513) 931-9276Available 24/7
  • Contact Crawford County

    (419) 562-9010Available 24/7
  • Portage Path Community Mental Health Center

    (330) 434-9144Available 24/7
  • Philadelphia Warm Line

    (855) 507-9276Available M-F 4 - 7 pm
  • Valley Creek Crisis Center Warm Line

    (866) 846-2722Available Daily, 10am-10pm
  • Contact Altoona

    (814) 946-9050Available Daily, 7am-11pm
  • Contact Helpline

    (800) 932-4616Available 24/7
  • Bucks County Warmline

    (215) 896-9717Available M-F 1 - 5 pm
  • Allegheny County Warmline

    (866) 661-9276Available Daily, 10 am - 12 midnight
  • Peer Support Talk Line

    (855) 715-8255Available Daily, 1 - 9 pm
  • South Carolina Crisis Line

    (864) 271-8888Available 24/7
  • Helpline Center

    (605) 339-4357Available 24/7
  • Crisis Line

    (615) 244-7444Available 24/7
  • Contact Care Line

    (865) 584-4424Available Daily, 10am-10pm
  • MHA of East TN

    (865) 584-9125Available M-F 8:30am-5pm
  • Contact Ministries

    (423) 926-0144Available 24/7
  • Mental Health America Warm Line

    (817) 546-7826Available M-F 1pm-5pm
  • UNI Warmline

    (801) 587-1055Available Daily, 8am-11pm
  • The Warmline of Virginia

    (866) 400-6428Available M-F 9am-9pm; Sat-Sun 5pm-9pm
  • Pathways Vermont

    (833) 888-2557Available Daily, 3pm-6am
  • Help 4 WV

    (844) 435-7498Available 24/7
  • Wyoming Behavioral Institute

    (800) 457-9312Available 24/7
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The following warmlines allow calls from other states:


Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Domestic & Sexual Violence

Eating Disorders

Gay & Lesbian (GLBTQ)

Specific Disorders / Other

Sexual Health / Pregnancy

Youth & Parenting