National Disaster Distress Helpline
National Disaster Distress Textline
Text TalkWithUs at 66746
The National Distress Helpline/Textline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. This is available to people throughout the U.S. and all its territories. Callers can also connect with counselors in over 100 languages via interpretation services: to connect with a counselor in your language, simply indicate your preferred language to the responding counselor; interpretation in less commonly-spoken languages may require calling back at an appointed time. Learn more and download information
National Suicide Prevention Line
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.
What happens when you call the National Suicide Prevention Line?
National Crisis Textline
Text HOME to 741741
The Crisis Text Line has live, trained crisis counselors who receive texts and respond from a secure online platform. Counselors are there to help you when you are experiencing an emotional crisis. Anyone from anywhere in the United States can contact the textline.
What is it like to text the Crisis Text Line?
Relationship Abuse & Domestic Violence
This is a 24/7 hotline provided by Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) with trained, bilingual crisis counselors, who provide callers with trauma-informed crisis counseling, safety planning, access to safe houses, legal services, mental health programs and referrals to other community resources. Callers accessing our crisis services end the phone call with a safety plan, so they have tools for keeping themselves and their families safe.
Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline
This is a free confidential, 24/7 hotline where callers are routed to a local RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) affiliate organization based on the first six digits of your phone number. Cell phone callers have the option to enter the ZIP code of their current location in order to reach the nearest sexual assault service provider to them. Most states do have laws that require local staff to contact authorities in certain situations, such as those involving a child or vulnerable adult in danger.
Parent Support Line
This is a 24/7 support line for parents who may be experiencing parenting-related stress and needing resources to prevent child abuse. Callers are given support and referrals to community services related to parental support and child abuse prevention.
Veterans Crisis Line
This is a 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line with trained responders who help callers through any personal crisis, even if it does not involve thoughts of suicide.
LGBTQ+ National Hotline
This is a 24/7 line for LGBTQ+ folx of all ages. Callers will receive confidential peer-support, information, local resources, and other important information.
Trevor Lifeline (ages 13-24)
Trained counselors are available 24/7 for young LGBTQ+ people, who are experiencing a crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk.
Trans Lifeline Hotline
Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a 24/7 peer support line run by trans people for trans and questioning peers. Callers can call if they are in crisis or if they just need someone to talk to, and are welcome to call even if they are not sure they are trans.
SAGE Hotline for LGBTQ+ Elders (50+)
This is a 24/7 hotline for LGBTQ+ older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are ready to listen. They have responders who speak English and Spanish and the hotline offers translation in 180 languages.
What is a warmline and what support is provided?
Warmlines provide support to people who just want to talk: it can be due to loneliness, isolation, or other non-emergency reasons. The calls are typically free, confidential, and run by trained responders that want to help and provide emotional support.
Video that describes warmlines in more detail:
Project Return Peer Support Network (National)
M-F: 9am-3am Weekend 10am-3am
California Peer-run Warmline
Friendship Line California for Older Adults/Seniors
Friendship Line California is a 24/7 free crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. The services aim to support older adults who may live alone in California and experience isolation or loneliness. Callers are given the opportunity to connect with a friendly counselor to address emotional well-being or other issues.
How does the friendship line work?