What to do in a crisis:
Suicidality, Suicide Prevention, and/or a Threat to Self or Others
This website is not being monitored continuously 24/7. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, in danger of hurting yourself or others, feeling suicidal, overwhelmed, or in crisis, it's important you get immediate help! You can receive help by doing one of the following immediately:
- Call your local law enforcement agency (911).
- Go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY).
If you are experiencing a crisis and need to talk to someone at any time, day or night, whether you feel suicidal or not, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They can provide you with free confidential support in a variety of crisis situations, including immediate suicidal crisis, and they can provide general information about mental health. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also offers Lifeline Crisis Chat for online crisis support at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
Domestic Violence Resources
If you are concerned that you or someone you care about may be experiencing emotional, physical, sexual, or other kinds of abuse, whether or not you would call it domestic violence, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (TTY: 1-800-787-3224). They provide free confidential support at any time, day or night.
Sexual Assault and Abuse Resources
If you are concerned that you or someone you care about has experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse, or rape, you can call your local hotline and/or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). They provide free confidential support at any time, day or night.
Child Abuse Resources
Children at risk for abuse, parents needing crisis intervention, and people who wish to report abuse or intent to abuse are urged to call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453). The hotline is staffed 24/7 by professional crisis counselors and has interpreters available to provide assistance in more than 200 languages. All calls made to the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline are confidential.