Help Hotlines

Below is a list of national hotlines that provide anonymous, confidential information to callers. They can answer questions, offer support, and make referrals to other helpful organizations in times of need.  If you are in danger and require immediate help, call 911.

SUICIDE
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-TALK (8255) http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
24-hour National Suicide Crisis Hotline:
Automatically directs call to nearest crisis center
800-SUICIDE http://www.hopeline.com/
Hopeline: Speak to a trained volunteer 800-442-HOPE (4673) http://www.hopeline.com/
Hopeline: Teen to teen peer counseling 877-YOUTHLINE http://www.hopeline.com/
MENTAL HEALTH
Mental Health America: Refers to local mental health services or support programs 800-969-NMHA (6642) http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/
National Alliance on Mental Illness: Support, information, and referrals 800-950-NAMI (6264) http://www.nami.org/
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance 800-826-3632 http://www.dbsalliance.org/
Boys Town National HotlineSupport for young people and families going through difficulties 800-448-3000 http://www.boystown.org/hotline
National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 802-296-6300 http://www.ptsd.va.gov/
Postpartum Support International 800-994-4PPD (4773) http://postpartum.net/
PPD Moms 800-PPD-MOMS (800-773-6667) http://www.1800ppdmoms.org/
ABUSE
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE (7233) http://www.thehotline.org/
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673) http://www.rainn.org/
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453) http://www.childhelp.org/
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS
CDC National AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline: Information & referral 800-342-2437 http://www.cdc.gov/std/
American Social Health Association STD Hotline 800-227-8922 http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/
SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUPPORT
National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Hotline: Treatment referrals 800-662-HELP (4357) http://www.addictioncareoptions.com/
National Clearinghouse Alcohol & Drug Abuse hotline 800-729-6686 http://www.samhsa.gov/
Al-Anon and AlaTeen: meeting information for teens and families 888-425-2666
888-4AL-ANON
http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/
RUNAWAY
National Runaway Safeline 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929) http://www.1800runaway.org/
EATING DISORDERS
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders 847-831-3438 http://www.anad.org/
National Eating Disorders Association Information and Referral Helpline:Support for people struggling with eating disorders and their family 800-931-2237 http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
OTHER
National Center for Victims of Crime 800-FYI-CALL (394-2255) http://www.victimsofcrime.org/
Anti-Hate Line: Discrimination support and resource referral 800-649-0404
Teen Health Questions: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Teen Resource Line offers confidential health information 888-711-TEEN