Whether you’re in crisis or are just looking for help for a friend or family member, there are dozens of organizations available to help you deal with a variety of immediate concerns, from crisis situations and domestic violence, to rape and substance abuse. Most of these hotlines are available 24 hours a day, and can help you with whatever level of assistance you need — from general information about the topic, to helping you find an immediate intervention. They’re also free and some can provide texting and live chat services if a different approach is preferred. However, hotlines are not a substitute for mental health care.
In case of any kind of emergency or if immediate action is required, please call 911.
If you’re suicidal, we recommend contacting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free at 800-273-8255. Additional crisis and suicide hotlines are available in the Health category below.
Need help for domestic violence? Call toll-free: 800-799-7233 (SAFE).
It's important to understand that there is always someone there to listen. So, if you're struggling with an issue of your own, don't be afraid to reach out and ask for help.
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
With lots of information being rolled out pertaining to COVID-19, it's important to receive and share accurate information, so that you can take the necessary steps to keep yourself and those around you safe. Rather than panicking, stay aware of the situation with information from reputable sources like the CDC and WHO.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Read advice, situation reports, research and development, and myth-busters about COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Learn how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you are sick.
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