Crisis Resources and Hotlines

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Mental Health Treatment and Support


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Available 24/7, 365 days a year.

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine

The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. Available from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday.

1-800-950-6264 (NAMI)




Crisis and/or Suicide Risk


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

1-800-273-TALK (8255) - English

1-888-628-9454 - Spanish

TTY: 1-800-799-4889 (4TTY)

The Trevor Project

A support line for young people in crisis, feeling suicidal or in need of a safe, judgment-free place to talk. Available 24/7, 365 days a year.

1-866-488-7386

National Hopeline Network

Hopeline provides support with trained counselors through this national hotline to prevent suicide.

1-800-442-4673 (HOPE)

Lines for Life YouthLine

YouthLine is a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line. Contact us with anything that may be bothering you. Teens are available to help daily from 4-10pm Pacific Time (adults are available by phone at all other times).

1-877-968-8491

Text teen2teen to 839863

Click here to access chat and email options.

National Runaway Safeline

A helpline for youth and teens who have run away or are thinking about running away as well as for parents and caregivers. Each team member has been trained to handle a crisis, provide support and listen to your story.

1-800-786-2929 (RUNAWAY)

Click here for call, chat, email and forum options.

Military Helpline

The Military Helpline is here with free and confidential crisis intervention and sensitivity to military-specific issues. Staffed by veterans and others trained in military culture. Available 24/7, 365 days a year.

1-888-457-4838

Trans Lifeline’s Peer Support Hotline

Trans Lifeline’s hotline is a crisis peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. All operators are trans-identified. Available 24/7, 365 days a year.

1-877-565-8860




Substance Use


SAMHSA's National Drug and Alcohol Helpline

The National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Hotline provides information, in English and Spanish, on alcohol and drug abuse, local treatment options, and support from counselors on alcohol, drug or family problems. It is a is a free, confidential, and available 24/7, 365 days a year.

1-800-662-4357 (HELP)

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Drug Free's helpline is for parents, caregivers and family members or anyone else playing a supportive role in the life of a young person struggling with drug or alcohol use. Trained specialists are ready to listen, help you find answers and make an action plan to help your loved one. Support is provided in English and Spanish from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 1-855-378-4373 Text a message to 55753

Lines for Life Drug & Alcohol Helpline

For individuals and family members seeking crisis intervention, treatment referral, and chemical-dependency information. Free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

1-800-923-4357

Click here for online Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

Click here for online Narcotics Anonymous meetings.




Child Abuse and/or Neglect


Childhelp®

The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential. Available 24/7, 365 days a year.

1-800-422-4453 (4ACHILD)

Darkness to Light (Child Sexual Abuse)

Call for resources, support or to have questions answered by a trained crisis counselor, 24/7 at no charge. All conversations are confidential.

1-866-367-5444 (FORLIGHT)




Domestic/Family Violence


National Domestic Violence Hotline

Our highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. Information provided in English and Spanish.

1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

Text: LOVEIS to 22522

TTY: 1-800-787-3224

Video Phone Only for Deaf Callers: 1-206-518-9361




Access to Food


National Hunger Hotline

Refers people in need of emergency food assistance to food pantries, government programs, and model grassroots organizations that work to improve access to healthful, nutritious food, and build self-reliance. Available Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

1-866-3-HUNGRY

1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish)

Click here to search by zip code.

WhyHunger.org

The WhyHunger Hotline refers people in need across the U.S. to food pantries, soup kitchens, summer meals sites, government nutrition programs and grassroots organizations, especially those that provide access to nutritious foods and nutritional support services.

1-800-548-6479 (5-HUNGRY)

Click here to search by zip code. Information on this page is provided in English and Spanish.




Parenting


National Parent Helpline®

Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. Available 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday.

1-855-427-2736 (4APARENT)





If you are in crisis and need help immediately, please consult one of the toll-free national hotlines listed below or contact your local police or emergency services.

 

The following free, national hotlines and helplines can assist parents, caregivers, families and youth. They are organized by topic to help you find what you are looking for easily. 

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for Children's Mental Health

CONTACT US

Phone: (240) 403-1901

Email: ffcmh@ffcmh.org

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