Need help or someone to talk to?
Call 211 or
Text HOPE to 20121
for 24/7 free and Confidential support
Crisis Counseling & Suicide Prevention
- The Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255- TALK) 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. The Lifeline is also available in Spanish.
CRISIS TEXT LINE
Text “Brave” to 741-741
- Free 24/7 support for anyone in crisis
- Text from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A real-life human being will receive the text and respond, all from a secure online platform.
- Your Life, Your Voice is part of The Boys Town National Hotline, which you can call, chat, text or e-mail when you are feeling depressed, contemplating suicide, being physically or sexually abused, on the run, addicted, threatened by gang violence, fighting with a friend or parent, or if you are faced with an overwhelming challenge. They also have great tips for coping, talking to your parents, dealing with friendships and relationships, health tips for stress, anxiety and depression, and advice on things like – getting into college or how to study better.
DISASTER DISTRESS HELPLINE
Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
- Free 24/7 crisis counseling and support for anyone experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters
- Call for yourself or on behalf of someone else from anywhere in the United States to be connected to a trained counselor. Support is available in Spanish and more than 100 other languages. The service is free and confidential and provided by SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).
- The helpline is for anyone experiencing emotional distress related to disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, incidents of mass violence, infectious disease outbreaks, incidents of community unrest, and other traumatic events.
- Teen Line
Teen Line is a confidential hotline for teenagers which operates every evening from 6:00pm to 10:00pm PST. If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! You can call us at 800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336), text us by texting “TEEN” to 839863 or email us. Teen Line also offers message boards, resources and information.
The Teen Line volunteers who answer the calls, emails and texts are Southern California teenagers who have received specialized training. They won’t judge you or give advice – their job is to listen to your feelings and help you to clarify your concerns, define the options available to you, and help you make positive decisions.
No problem is too small, too large, or too shocking for the Teen Line volunteers. Issues that teenagers are dealing with include abuse, depression, divorce, bullying, anxiety, gangs, gender identity, homelessness, pregnancy, relationships, sexuality, violence, substance abuse, self harm, and suic
- The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. TrevorLifeline is crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386. TrevorText is available on Fridays (4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT). Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200.
- Would you know how to help a friend who is contemplating suicide? The Jason Foundation offers “A Friend Asks” is a FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.
Download the app today and encourage friends and family to do the same. Education is the key to prevention and with information like this as close as your smartphone; you could help save a life.
The “A Friend Asks” App contains the following information:
- warning signs of suicidal ideation
- how to help a friend
- how to get help now
- what to do and what not to do
- the B1 Program
If in an immediate crisis, call 911. If you, or a friend, need to talk with a counselor for help or need resources available in your area, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (anytime 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255) or use the Get Help Now button on the app.
You can make a difference and help us fight the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide.