Table of Contents View All Table of Contents Emergency Suicide Risk Hotlines Therapy Support Groups For whatever difficult emotions you might be experiencing, we’ve got tools available at your disposal. If You’re Experiencing a Crisis Seek Help Now If you are having suicidal thoughts, click the number below to call 988 for support and assistance from a trained counselor. If you or a loved one are in immediate danger, call 911. 988 Suicide Risk The crisis counselor you connect with will ask you why you are calling or texting and assess your risk of suicide. If You Are At Risk of Suicide If the counselor determines that you are at imminent risk of suicide (or in the process of committing suicide), a list of best practices will be employed to handle the situation. Crisis counselors are there to help people work through a suicidal episode until they feel more stable, as well as to provide them with the resources they need moving forward. If You Are Not At Risk of Suicide If the crisis counselor concludes that you are not at imminent risk of suicide (i.e. you don’t have a plan/means/intent to complete suicide within the next 24 hours), they will attempt to de-escalate you and provide you with follow-up services, such as how to find follow-up care in your area. What to Expect When You Call Relevant Hotlines All of the helplines below are toll-free and confidential, and many of them are operated 24/7 to provide help when you need it the most. Text message charges may apply depending on your phone plan. Substance Use/Addiction & Mental Health Conditions 1-800-662-4357 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Child Abuse 1-800-422-4453 Childhelp National Abuse Hotline Disaster Distress 1-800-985-5990 SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Hotline Domestic Violence 1-800-799-7233 or text "START" to 88788 National Domestic Violence Hotline Eating Disorders 1-800-931-2237 or text “NEDA” to 741741 National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Helpline Sexual Assault 1-800-656-4673 RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline LGBTQ 1-888-843-4564 LGBT Hotline LGBTQ Youth 1-866-488-7386 or text "START" to 678-678 The Trevor Project Veterans & Service Members 1-800-273-8255 Veterans Crisis Line Runaways 1-800-786-2929 National Runaway Safeline Learn More About These Hotlines If You're in Need of Therapy While you should not refer to these therapy services if you are in a crisis or know someone who is in danger, here are a few that offer same-day appointments: Wellnite Teladoc Health ReGain The Best Online Therapy Programs We've tried, tested and written unbiased reviews of the best online therapy programs including Talkspace, Betterhelp, and Regain. If You Need to Talk to People Who Understand While support groups are not meant to provide or replace treatment, they can help complement professional treatment and offer opportunities to connect with those on similar journeys. Find the right group for you: Anxiety and Depression SMART Recovery Mental Health America 7 Cups of Tea Anxiety and Depression Association of America Best Online Anxiety Support Groups Domestic Violence National Domestic Violence Hotline Hope Recovery Fort Refuge Best Domestic Violence Support Groups Grief Grieving.com Grief in Common Hope Again Best Online Grief Support Groups Transgender Support The Trevor Project Trans Lifeline The Tribe - LGBTQ+ Group Online Transgender Support Groups For more mental health resources, see our National Helpline Database. A Word From Verywell You are not alone and seeking help for your mental health is not a sign of weakness. Often staffed by trained counselors, these organizations can provide direct and confidential assistance, crisis center referrals, and useful information for whatever you may be coping with. Know that there are countless people out there who are eager to help, especially at a time when you feel helpless.