Suicide, Crisis & Emergency Hotlines

This list of resources and tools have been composed by recommendations offered to me by friends and clients, as well as local and national services.


Emergency: Dial 911

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Hope line Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
Crisis Text Line: Text “DESERVE” TO 741-741
Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Essential local and community services: 211
Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526) 
American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
National Crisis Line – Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044

Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging):
Veterans Crisis Line:
TransLifeline: – 877-565-8860
Suicide Prevention Wiki:

UK & Republic of Ireland

Emergency: 112 or 999
Non-emergency: 111, Option 2
24/7 Helpline: 116 123 (UK and ROI)
Shout: Text “DESERVE” TO 85258

General Free Suicide & Crisis Hotline Numbers

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

SAMHSA’s behavioral health treatment services locator will anonymously help you locate treatment facilities and other resources in your local areas, such as support groups and therapists, to help you treat and manage depression.

National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

If you are dealing with suicidal thoughts, this hotline will connect you with a depression treatment center in your area. It’s also available via a chat service and it can dispatch emergency crews to your location if the situation requires such a service.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)   (Live Chat)

This hotline is for those whose depression has escalated to suicidal or other harmful thoughts. It’s also available via a chat service and for the hearing impaired: 1-800-799-4889.

National Youth Crisis Hotline1-800-448-4663

This hotline will for youth brief dealing with such situations as pregnancy, sexual abuse, child abuse, depression, and suicidal thoughts. They also will provide you with referrals to local counseling, treatment centers, and shelters.