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If you are experiencing a medical emergency, are in danger, or are feeling suicidal, call 911 immediately.

Listed below are hotlines, help lines, and information lines, organized by subject. These national organizations can also refer you to state and local services in your community.

AIDS and HIV

AIDSinfo
800-HIV-0440 (800-448-0440)
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

National AIDS Hotline
800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Project Inform: National HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline
800-822-7422 or 415-558-9051 in the San Francisco Bay Area
7 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

 

Alcohol and Drugs

Al-Anon/Alateen
888-425-2666
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

The National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center
800-784-6776
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
800-662-HELP (4357)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

 

Bullying and Cyberbullying

Bullying UK (UK only)
0808-800-2222
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

CyberTipline
800-843-5678
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Kids Helpline (Australia only)
1800-55-1800
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Kids Help Phone (Canada only)
800-668-6868
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

National Suicide Hotline
800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
800-442-HOPE (4673)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

The Trevor Lifeline (U.S. only)
866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Your Life Iowa: Bullying Support and Suicide Prevention
(855) 581-8111 (24/7) or text TALK to 85511 (4–8 PM every day)
Chat is available Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 PM–12:00 AM

Depression

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Depression and Bipolar Support
800-273-TALK (8255)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

National Hopeline Network
800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
800-442-HOPE (4673)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline
630-482-9696
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Your Life Iowa: Bullying Support and Suicide Prevention
(855) 581-8111 (24/7) or text TALK to 85511 (4–8 PM every day)
Chat is available Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 PM–12:00 AM

Eating Disorders

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Eating Disorders
630-577-1330
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

National Eating Disorders Association
800-931-2237
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

 

Grief and Loss

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

National Hopeline Network
800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
800-442-HOPE (4673)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

National Mental Health Association Hotline
800-273-TALK (8255)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
800-959-TAPS (8277)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Your Life Iowa: Bullying Support and Suicide Prevention
(855) 581-8111 (24/7) or text TALK to 85511 (4–8 PM every day)
Chat is available Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 PM–12:00 AM

Homelessness and Runaways

Boys Town National Hotline – serving all at-risk teens and children
800-448-3000
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

National Runaway Switchboard
800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

 

Mental Health

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

National Hopeline Network
800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
800-442-HOPE (4673)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

National Institute of Mental Health Information Center
866-615-6464
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

National Mental Health Association Hotline
800-273-TALK (8255)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Your Life Iowa: Bullying Support and Suicide Prevention
(855) 581-8111 (24/7) or text TALK to 85511 (4–8 PM every day)
Chat is available Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 PM–12:00 AM

Rape, Sexual Violence, and Domestic Violence

Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline
800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
(866) 331-9474
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE (7233)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
800-656-HOPE (4673)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Safe Horizon’s Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline
Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-621-HOPE (4673)
Crime Victims Hotline: 866-689-HELP (4357)
Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline: 212-227-3000
TDD phone number for all hotlines: 866-604-5350
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Your Life Iowa: Bullying Support and Suicide Prevention
(855) 581-8111 (24/7) or text TALK to 85511 (4–8 PM every day)
Chat is available Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 PM–12:00 AM

School Violence

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

SPEAK UP
866-SPEAK-UP (773-2587)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Sexuality and Sexual Health

American Sexual Health Association
919-361-8488
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) INFO
800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

GLBT National Youth Talkline
800-246-PRIDE (7743)
4 p.m. to 12 a.m. EST, Monday to Friday
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Saturday

Planned Parenthood National Hotline
800-230-PLAN (7526) – for routing to local resources
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Trans Lifeline
U.S.:(877) 565-8860
Canada: (877) 330-6366
This hotline is staffed by volunteers who are all trans identified and educated in the range of difficulties transgender people experience. Operators are generally available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Stress and Anxiety

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

National Institute of Mental Health Information Center
866-615-6464
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

National Mental Health Association Hotline
800-273-TALK (8255)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Your Life Iowa: Bullying Support and Suicide Prevention
(855) 581-8111 (24/7) or text TALK to 85511 (4–8 PM every day)
Chat is available Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 PM–12:00 AM

Suicide

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

National Suicide Hotline
800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
800-442-HOPE (4673)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Your Life Iowa: Bullying Support and Suicide Prevention
(855) 581-8111 (24/7) or text TALK to 85511 (4–8 PM every day)
Chat is available Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 PM–12:00 AM

Teen Parenting

Baby Safe Haven
Confidential toll free hotline: 888-510-BABY (2229)
Safe Haven Infant Protection Laws enable a person to give up an unwanted infant anonymously. As long as the baby has not been abused, the person may do so without fear of arrest or prosecution.

Boys Town National Hotline – serving all at-risk teens and children
800-448-3000
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Postpartum Support International
800-944-4PPD (4773)
Calls returned within 24 hours

Teen Pregnancy

American Pregnancy Helpline
866-942-6466
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Baby Safe Haven
Confidential toll free hotline: 888-510-BABY (2229)
Safe Haven Infant Protection Laws enable a person to give up an unwanted infant anonymously. As long as the baby has not been abused, the person may do so without fear of arrest or prosecution.

Birthright International
800-550-4900
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Planned Parenthood
800-230-PLAN (7526) – for routing to local resources
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

 

“Resources Recommended by Teen Health & Wellness” Last Updated: June 2015 Teen Health and Wellness

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