People often don’t get the mental health services they need because they don’t know where to start.
Talk to your primary care doctor or another health professional about mental health problems. Ask them to connect you with the right mental health services. If you do not have a health professional who is able to assist you, use these resources to find help for yourself, your friends, your family, or your students.
Emergency Medical Services – 911
If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day.
1‑800‑273‑TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat
If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
Other U.S. Helplines
AAA Crisis Pregnancy Center | 800-560-0717
Child Abuse Hotline – Support & Information | 800-792-5200
Crisis Help Line – For Any Kind of Crisis | 800-233-4357
Domestic & Teen Dating Violence (English & Spanish) | 800-992-2600
National Child Abuse Hotline | 800-422-4453
National Domestic Violence Hotline | 800-799-SAFE
National Domestic Violence Hotline (TDD) | 800-787-3224
National Youth Crisis Hotline | 800-448-4663
NDMDA Depression Hotline – Support Group | 800-826-3632
Parental Stress Hotline – Help for Parents | 800-632-8188
Runaway Hotline (All Calls are Confidential) | 800-231-6946
Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7, English & Spanish) | 800-223-5001
Suicide & Depression Hotline – Covenant House | 800-999-9999
Suicide Prevention Services Crisis Hotline | 800-784-2433
Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline | 630-482-9696