This is a list of national emergency resources for suicide prevention, substance abuse, disaster distress, domestic violence, child abuse, adult and elderly abuse.
* Please note that this list may be subject to change as organizations, companies, and government update their websites and other information. *
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. 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.
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you are a Veteran in crisis — or you’re concerned about one — free, confidential support is available 24/7. Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, send a text message to 838255, or chat online.
Military Crisis Line
HOW TO CONNECT WITH A RESPONDER
and Press 1
Support for deaf and hard of hearing
Calling from overseas?
In Europe: Call 00800 1273 8255 or DSN 118
In Korea: Call 0808 555 118 or DSN 118
In Afghanistan: Call 00 1 800 273 8255 or DSN 111
You can also use our Crisis Chat and request a call from a responder.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Our advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.
CHAT WITH US
Our advocates offer the same support through our live chat services. Click here for info about the chat or click the “Chat Now” button to start a chat.
Your safety is our priority, so all phone calls and chats are completely confidential. Learn more about online privacy and safety.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
Our Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is a 24-hour hotline with resources to aid in every child abuse situation. All calls are confidential. Call 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) for help.
Family Caregiver Alliance National Center on Caregiving / ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES AND ELDER ABUSE HOTLINE
Adult Protective Services assist vulnerable and elder adults to stop and prevent abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Anyone can make a report about suspected abuse to the Hotline.
Adult Abuse Hotline: (800) 222-8000
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