Domestic Violence, Suicide Prevention, Mental Health Hotlines & Crisis Lines

Domestic Violence Hotlines

National Domestic Violence Hotline (USA)

Ending Violence Association of Canada

Refuge for Women and Children Against Domestic Violence (UK)

Women’s Aid (Ireland)

Safe Ireland Creating Safety for Women and Children

Delegación del Gobierno contra la Violencia de Género (Spain)

National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service (Australia)

A Service of Theresa’s fund (India)

Suicide Prevention Hotlines

Find a helpline (Worldwide)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (USA)

Crisis Services Canada

Crisis Text Line (USA, Canada, UK, Ireland)

Samaritans (UK)

Samaritans (Ireland)

Teléfono de la Esperanza (Spain)

Lifeline Australia

 iCall Helpline (India)

South African Depression and Anxiety Group

113Online (Netherlands)

Kvinnofridslinjen (Sweden)

Department of Health – Republic of the Philippines

Lifeline Aotearoa Incorporated (New Zealand)

Mental Health Hotlines & Crisis Lines

United States

  • Emergency: 9-1-1
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 9-8-8 (English & Spanish)
  • National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
  • American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” TO 741-741
  • Lifeline Crisis Chat: Live Online Messaging
  • Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
  • National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
  • National Crisis Line – Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
  • National Eating Disorders Association: 1-800-931-2237
  • LGBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
  • TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
  • AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
  • TransLifeline: ; 1-877-565-8860
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
  • Veterans Crisis Line:

U.S. Resources for Youth in Crisis

  • Boys Town National Hotline:  1-800 448-3000

    The Boys Town National Hotline (which serves girls and young women, too) is staffed by specially trained counselors. Parents, teens and families can find help with a range of issues including abuse, anger, depression, school issues, bullying etc.
  • Covenant House: 1-800-999-9999

    A support service and 24-hour helpline for homeless youth. Deals with a wide range of issues, including bullying, suicide, basic needs, health, sex, drugs & alcohol and sex.
  • ReachOut: 1-800-448-3000

    Site where teens and young adults can find the information they need, reach out, tell their stories, and voice their opinions “without fear of being judged or being different.”
  • Love is Respect National Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866 331-9474

    24-hour helpline for teens, parents, friends and family, peer advocates.
  • The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative: 1-844-878-2274

    Provides counseling and technical advice to victims of nonconsensual pornography (“revenge porn”) through a 24-hour Crisis Helpline.
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: 1-800 843-5678

    24-hour response line for children who are missing or victims of sexual exploitation.
  • Rape Abuse & Incest National Network: 1-800-656-4673

    More than 1,100 trained volunteers are on duty and available to help victims at RAINN-affiliated crisis centers across the country.
  • National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-786-2929

    The mission of the National Runaway Switchboard is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453 (or text CHILDHELP to 847411)

    Operates a 24/7 hotline with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages.


UK & Ireland

New Zealand