National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
1‑800‑273‑TALK

 
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.


National Hopeline Network
1-800-SUICIDE


Rape Abuse and Incest National Network
 1-800-656-HOPE

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ)
1-866-4-U-TREVOR


Treatment Referral Hotline
(Substance Abuse)
1-800-662-HELP


Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 
1‑877‑SAMHSA7

Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

Emergency Medical Services - 911 
If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day.

Sources:

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  6. National Alliance on Mental Illness. Mental Health By The Numbers https://www.nami.org/getattachment/Learn-More/Mental-Health-by-the-Numbers/childrenmhfacts.pdf