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    • General crisis and support helplines/hotlines, textlines, e-mail, forum, and chat support for those in need. Also includes phone apps.


        • australiaThe Line
        • Are you having problems with a friend, partner or family member or would you just like to talk to someone about where to "draw the line"?
        • helplineaustralia24/7 1800 MYLINE (1800 695 463)
        • australiaeheadspace
        • eheadspace is a confidential, free, anonymous, secure space where you can chat, email or speak with qualified youth mental health professionals if you are 12 to 25 years.
        • australiaMens Line Australia
        • MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.
        • helplineaustralia24/7 1300 78 99 78
        • queensland (australia)DV Connect Mensline
        • Mensline is a free, confidential telephone, counselling, referral and support service especially set up for men.
        • helplinequeensland (australia)9am-12am 1800 600 636
        • south australia (australia)Careline -Teen Challenge SA
        • A Christian, non-profit, community organisation whose primary aim is to assist young people with life-controlling problems. Runs the careline emergency counseling helpline.
        • helplinesouth australia (australia)9am-12am 1800 771 777



        • bc (canada)Crisis Line Association of BC Mental Health Information Line
        • If you are in distress, call 310-6789 (do not add 604, 778 or 250 before the number) 24 hours a day to connect to a BC crisis line, without a wait or busy signal.
        • helplinebc (canada)24/7 310-6789 (don't add an area code)
        • canada408 Help Line
        • 408-HELP Line - 24/7 Distress and Crisis Line.
        • helplinecanada24/7416 408 4357
        • bc (canada)Vancouver Island Crisis Line
        • Providing 24-hour crisis line support and resources for Vancouver Island and BC.
        • helplinebc (canada)24/7 1-888-494-3888
        • calgary, ab (canada)Connecteen
        • Talk on your terms. If you need a caring voice, you’ve got ours. If you’re worried about someone overhearing you, or it’s too hard to say out loud, you can write it down in chat, email or text. 24/7 support. 5pm-10pm for peer support through the helpline, support from adults through the helpline outside those hours.
        • helplinecalgary, ab (canada)24/7 403-264-TEEN ( 403-264-8336 )
        • smscalgary, ab (canada)click # to text*587-333-2724
        • e-mailcalgary, ab (canada)ConnecTeen@distresscentre.com
        • chatcalgary, ab (canada)5pm-10pmsupport chat
        • bc & yukon (canada)youthinbc
        • An on-line crisis chat service for youth where you can chat 1-on-1 with a trained volunteer.
        • chatbc & yukon (canada)12pm-1amsupport chat
        • bc & yukon (canada)crisiscentrechat
        • An on-line crisis chat service for adults where you can chat 1-on-1 with a trained volunteer.
        • chatbc & yukon (canada)12pm-1amsupport chat
        • calgary, ab (canada)Distress Centre's Crisis Line
        • We are available to talk anytime – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Crisis doesn’t take time off, so neither do we. When you make a call to Distress Centre, you will always get an answer, an open mind and a caring ear.
        • helplinecalgary, ab (canada)24/7 403-266-HELP (403-266-4357)
        • e-mailcalgary, ab (canada)help@distresscentre.com
        • ontario (canada)Good 2 Talk
        • Free, bilingual, confidential and anonymous, Good2Talk offers professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario 24/7/365.
        • helplineontario (canada)24/7 1-966-925-5454
        • northern canada (canada)Northern Youth Online
        • Chat and helpline for Northern Canadian youth.
        • helplinenorthern canada (canada) 1-888-564-8336
        • chatnorthern canada (canada)4pm-11pmsupport chat
        • northern alberta (canada)Rural Distress Line
        • Crisis support for Northern Albertans
        • helplinenorthern alberta (canada) 1-800-232-7288


        • irelandTeenline Ireland
        • Helpine for teens who need support in Ireland.
        • M-Su: 8pm-11pmW: 4pm-11pmHours:
        • helplineireland 1800 833 634

      New Zealand

        • new zealandYouthline
        • Helpline and textline for youth in New Zealand. Also has support through e-mail and their forums.
        • helplinenew zealand 0800 37 66 33
        • smsnew zealandclick # to text*234
        • e-mailnew zealandtalk@youthline.co.nz
        • q&anew zealandsupport q&a
        • new zealandLifeline
        • 24hour telephone counseling
        • helplinewithin auckland (new zealand)09 5222 999
        • helplineoutside auckland (new zealand) 0800 543 354
        • new zealandKidsline
        • Telephone counseling from peers in New Zealand.
        • helplinenew zealandM-F: 4pm-6pm 0800 54 37 54

      United Kingdom

        • uk & irelandThe Samaritans
        • A charity based in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. It provides completely confidential emotional support to those who are suicidal and those who are in despair. This can be done through e-mail, the phone, snail mail or face-to-face. Publications are also available.
        • helplineuk08457 909090
        • helplineireland116 123
        • e-mailuk & irelandjo@samaritans.org
        • ukSupportline
        • A confidential telephone helpline which provides support to any individual with any issue.
        • helplineukhours vary 01708 765200
        • e-mailukinfo@supportline.org.uk
        • ukThe Lowdown
        • A confidential telephone helpline for youth.
        • helplineukanswering machine outside of client hours 01604 622223
          07585 737482 (for LGBTQ contact direct)
        • ukNightline
        • Nightlines provide emotional support to students in distress. Their phones are manned throughout the night during term time when other specialist university welfare services are closed. Check link for Nightline at your university.
        • northern ireland (uk)Lifeline
        • 24/7 helpline for those in Northern Ireland.
        • helplinenorthern ireland (uk)24/7 0808 808 8000
          18001 0808 808 8000 (textphone users)
        • scotland (uk)Breathing Space
        • Phoneline for those in need of help in Scotland.
        • F: 6pm - M: 6amWeekdays: 6pm - 2amHours:
        • helplinescotland (uk) 0800 83 85 87
        • wales (uk)C.A.L.L. Mental Health Helpline
        • Offers emotional support and information/literature on mental health and related matters.
        • helplinewales (uk) 0800 132 737
        • Anyone concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend can access the service by sending a short request to the number below.
        • smswales (uk)click # to text*TEXT "HELP" PLUS A SHORT REQUEST TO 81066
        • edinburgh (uk)Edinburgh Crisis Centre
        • The Edinburgh Crisis Centre is Scotland’s first crisis centre. It provides a 24 hour helpline for people in Edinburgh aged 16 or over who use or have used mental health services and their carers.

          People receive sensitive, one to one support and information. The centre also provides a safe private space for people in distress to receive support, including overnight accommodation if required.
        • helplineedinburgh (uk) 0808 801 0414
        • smsedinburgh (uk)click # to text*07974429075
        • e-mailedinburgh (uk)crisis@edinburghcrisiscentre.org.uk
        • manchester, salford & trafford (uk)42nd Street
        • Provides support services to young people ages 13-25 in Manchester, Salford & Trafford, including a helpline.
        • helplinemanchester, salford & trafford (uk) 0161 228 1888
        • leeds, england (uk)Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service's Connect Helpline
        • Connect is a telephone helpline open 6pm-10:30pm every night of the year for people living in Leeds. The service provides emotional support and information for people in distress.
        • helplineleeds, england (uk)6pm-10:30pm 0808 800 1212
        • london (uk)The HEART Programme
        • The Healthy Relationships Training (HEART) programme is designed to improve the life chances of young people in London by giving advice on issues to do with healthy relationships and problems related to gang violence and youth crime.
        • helplinelondon (uk)24/7 0800 1111


        • usaCTL Hotline
        • CTL (Crisis Text Line) helps individuals in crisis by connecting them with a compassionate, trained listener through a toll-free texting service. CTL is available nationwide and 24/7.
        • smsusaclick # to text*TEXT "CTL" TO 741741
        • usaLifeline Crisis Chat
        • Anyone who is depressed, despairing, going through a hard time and just needs to talk, including people who are thinking about suicide. A chat visitor does not have to be thinking about suicide to use crisis chat. Any life issue, whether it be depression, family issues, relationship problems, and financial issues, among others, may be discussed on Lifeline Crisis Chat. Chat specialists are here to listen and support you through whatever difficulties you may be having.
        • chatusasupport chat
        • usaThursday's Child
        • A toll-free helpline for teens.
        • helplineusa1-800-USA KIDS ( 1-800-872-5437 )
        • usaTeen Line Online
        • 24-hour counselor line for teens who need support.
        • helplineusa24/7 1-877-419-SAFE ( 1-877-419-7233 )
        • usaMilitary Helpline
        • Anonymous, free help for veterans, members of the military and their families.
        • helplineusa24/7 1-888-HLP-4-VET ( 1-888-457-4838 )
        • smsusaclick # to text*Text "MIL1" to 839863
        • usaVeterans Crisis Line
        • The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.
        • helplineusa24/7 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
        • smsusaclick # to text*838255
        • chatusasupport chat
        • usaThe Hopeline with Dawn McAllister
        • Common Ground provides a lifeline for individuals and families in crisis, victims of crime, persons with mental illness, people trying to cope with critical situations and runaway and homeless youths.
        • helplineusa24/7 1-800-394-HOPE
        • e-mailusae-mail support
        • chatusa4-10pmsupport chat
        • usaCommon Ground
        • Common Ground provides a lifeline for individuals and families in crisis, victims of crime, persons with mental illness, people trying to cope with critical situations and runaway and homeless youths.
        • helplineusa24/7 800-231-1127
        • smsusaclick # to text*248-809-5550
        • e-mailusachat@commongroundhelps.org
        • chatusa4-10pmsupport chat
        • california (usa)California Youth Crisis Line
        • A state-wide, toll-free, 24/7 helpline for youth in crisis.
        • helplinecalifornia (usa)24/7 1-800-843-5200
        • california (usa)Teen Line
        • Teens helping teens who need support.
        • helplinecalifornia (usa)6pm-10pm PT 1-800-TLC-TEEN ( 1-800-852-8336 ) (toll-free in california only)
          1-310-855-HOPE (1-310-855-4673)
        • smscalifornia (usa)click # to text*Text "TEEN" to 839863
        • e-mailcalifornia (usa)e-mail support
        • message boardcalifornia (usa)message board support
        • san francisco, california (usa)San Francisco Suicide Prevention's Crisis Lines
        • Could you benefit from some emotional support? Are you having thoughts of suicide? Trained volunteers are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to listen and help you sort things out. You do not need to be suicidal to speak with us.
        • helplinesan francisco, california (usa)24/7 1-415-781-0500
          1-800-303-7432 (español)
          1-415-227-0245 (TTY)
        • orange county, california (usa)NAMI Orange County Warmline
        • A warm friendly voice is just a phone call away!
        • Hours: M-F: 8am-3amSat-Sun: 10am-3am
        • helplineorange county, california (usa) 1-877-910-9276 ( 1-877-910-WARM)
        • message boardorange county, california (usa)chat support
        • camarillo, california (usa)Interface's Youth Crisis Line
        • Interface's Youth Crisis Line provides help to youth and families facing difficult situations. Youth staff offer guidance and intervention to youth needing assistance or in crisis situations. Our Youth Specialists will listen and offer support and resources to help resolve conflict.
        • helplinecamarillo, california (usa)24/7 1-805-469-5882
        • colorado (usa)1-844-493-TALK
        • 24-hour helpline in Colorado.
        • helplinecolorado (usa)24/7 1-844-493-TALK
        • iowa (usa)Iowa Crisis Chat
        • 24-hour crisis line and chat (with hours) for those in crisis in Iowa.
        • helplineiowa (usa)24/7 1-319-351-0140
        • chatiowa (usa)M-F: 2pm-10pmchat support
        • iowa (usa)Your Life Iowa
        • 24-hour phone line and textline (SMS) for those in crisis in Iowa.
        • helplineiowa (usa)24/7 1-855-581-8111
        • smsiowa (usa)3pm-11pmclick # to text*Text "TALK" to 85511
        • kentucky (usa)Pennyroyal Center
        • 24-hour phone line and textline (SMS) for those in crisis in Kentucky.
        • helplinekentucky (usa)24/7 881-9551 (Christian County)
          1-877-473-7766 (outside Christian County, toll-free)
        • smskentucky (usa)click # to text*Text "RESPOND" to 839863
        • maryland (usa)Frederick County Hotline
        • Helpline for Frederick County, Maryland though those outside Frederick County can call the 866 number.
        • helplinemaryland (usa)24/7 211
          1-301-662-2255 (within Frederick County)
          1-866-411-6803 (outside Frederick County)
        • michigan (usa)Dial Help
        • Helpline, textline, and support chat for those in crisis in Michigan.
        • helplinemichigan (usa)24/7 1-906-482-HELP ( 1-906-482-4357 )
        • smsmichigan (usa)click # to text*1-906-35-NEEDS (1-906-35-63337)
        • chatmichigan (usa)support chat
        • new jersey (usa)Contact We Care
        • Helpline and textline for those in crisis in New Jersey.
        • helplinenew jersey (usa)24/7 1-908-232-2880
        • smsnew jersey (usa)M,W,F: 4pm-10pmclick # to text*TEXT "CWC" TO 839863
        • new york (usa)Long Island Crisis Center
        • The Middle Earth hotline provides crisis intervention, as well as information and referrals.
        • helplinenew york (usa)24/7 1-516-679-1111
        • The 24/7 Runaway Hotline provides crisis intervention counseling and emergency housing assistance for runaway, homeless, “throwaway” and maltreated youth.
        • helplinenew york (usa)24/71-516-679-1111
        • Huntington Hotline -- Long Island Crisis Center counselors provide free, confidential crisis intervention counseling 24/7 for Huntington Township residents. This hotline also answers evening and weekend calls for Huntington Sanctuary, a counseling agency for runaway youth.
        • helplinenew york (usa)24/71-631-549-8700
        • smsnew york (usa)3pm-11pmclick # to text*Text "LICC" to 839863
        • chatnew york (usa)support chat
        • new york city (usa)NYCTeen
        • Textline for New York City teens.
        • Hours: M-F: 2:30pm-9:30pmSat&Sun: 1pm-9pm
        • smsnew york city (usa) click # to text*Text "NYCTeen" to 65173
        • new york city (usa)Lifenet
        • A a free, confidential help line for New York City residents. You can call 24 hours per day/7 days per week. The hotline's staff of trained mental health professionals help callers find mental health and substance abuse services.
        • helplinenew york city (usa)24/71-800-LIFENET (1-800-543-3638) - 1-877-AYUDESE (English) - 1-877-298-3373 (in Espanõl) - 1-877-990-8585 (Mandarin & Cantonese dialects) - 1-212-982-5284 (TTY)
        • new york (usa)Dutchess TEXTS
        • Dutchess County (New York) crisis helpline and textline.
        • helplinenew york (usa)24/7 1-845-485-9700
          1-877-485-9700 (toll-free)
        • smsnew york (usa)24/7click # to text*Text "DMH" to 241 241
        • north virginia (usa)Crisis Link
        • 24-hour phone line and textline (SMS) for those in crisis in North Virginia.
        • helplinenorth virginia (usa)24/7 1-703-527-4077
        • smsnorth virginia (usa)click # to text*1-703-940-0888
        • oregon (usa)Youthline
        • 24-hour phone line and textline (SMS) for those in crisis in Oregon.
        • helplineoregon (usa)24/7 1-877-968-8491
        • smsoregon (usa)click # to text*Text "TEEN2TEEN" to 839863
        • ohio (usa)Talbert House
        • 24-hour phone line and textline (SMS) for those in crisis in Ohio.
        • helplineohio (usa)24/7 1-513-281-CARE ( 1-513-281-2273 )
        • smsohio (usa)click # to text*Text "TALBERT" to 839863
        • minnesota (usa)Crisis Connection
        • Crisis lines and textline for those in Minnesota, USA. The toll-free line primarily serves rural Minnesotans, farmers, ranchers and their families.
        • helplineminnesota (usa)24/7 1-612-379-6363
        • helplineminnesota (usa)24/7 1-866-379-6363 (toll free)
        • smsminnesota (usa)click # to text*Text "LIFE" to 839863
        • texas (usa)Teenlink Houston
        • 24-hour crisis hotline for teens to talk about their problems to other teens who are trained to help.
        • helplinetexas (usa)24/7 1-713-529-TEEN
        • chattexas (usa)support chat
        • washington (usa)Teen Link
        • Teen Link offers a confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental help line for youth ages 13-20, every evening between 6-10 p.m.
        • helplinewashington (usa)6pm-10pm 1-866-TEEN-LINK ( 1-866-833-6546 )
        • chatwashington (usa)M, Tu, Th: 6pm-9:30pmsupport chat
        • usaYouthLine
        • Toll-free teen crisis line that links teens to community based peer counseling hotlines in the nation.
        • helplineusa 1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454)

      USA & Canada

        • usa & canada121 Help.me
        • 24/7 network of helplines for USA and Canada to offer assistance to children, teens, and their families on all topics.
        • helplineusa & canada24/7 1-855-201-2121
        • smsusa & canadaclick # to text*Text 121HELP at 20121
        • e-mailusa & canadahelp@121help.me
        • chatusa & canadasupport chat


        • 7 Cups of Tea
        • Free, anonymous, and confidential conversations with trained active listeners.
        • IMAlive
        • A 24/7 chat with volunteers trained in crisis intervention.
        • BlahTherapy
        • BlahTherapy connects you with random strangers around the world who are willing to talk to you about your problems, as well as sharing their own. It also allows you to connect to therapists.
        • My Gurl
        • Teen girl message boards online support community for teenage girls. Message board, help and advice from other girls.
        • usaCare Crisis Chat
        • Care Crisis Chat is a web based service offered through Volunteers of America. Care Crisis Chat's mission is to provide online emotional support to individuals in crisis that don’t have anyone or anywhere else to turn for help. Our service is available to all persons regardless of income, religious beliefs, national origin, race, creed, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual preference. Our Chat Specialists are here to listen to you and provide you with confidential and non-judgmental online emotional support.
        • iamafighter.com
        • A support site for those with mental health issues, including self-harm.
        • the dawn room
        • Share a supportive message and receive the supportive messages of others before a beautiful dawn.
        • the quiet place
        • Get away from social media and the busyness of life for a short time.
        • Emotional Baggage Check
        • Spreading a little kindness through music and a heartfelt message when you 'check your baggage' (e.g. share what's troubling you).
        • Rainy Mood
        • Rain makes everything better, the sounds of rain.
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