Mental Health Hotline Numbers and Referral Resources

Mental Health hotline numbers for everything from alcohol treatment to panic disorder. Also National Alliance on Mental Illness -state affiliate phone list.

Mental Health hotline numbers for everything from alcohol treatment to panic disorder. Also National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Mental Health America (MHA) state affiliate websites.

Suicide Hotline Phone Numbers

If you feel suicidal or you're in a crisis situation and need immediate assistance, people at these suicide hotlines in the U.S. are there to help. We have additional suicide information and resources here.

  • 988 - Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (The old number will work indefinitely; it is 1-800-273-TALK [8255])
  • 988, option 1 - VA Crisis Line
  • 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE) - National Hopeline Network
  • 1-866-488-7386 (1-866-4.U.TREVOR aimed at gay and questioning youth)

Just a note: These are resources that we have come across that may prove helpful to you. Please understand, we ARE NOT recommending or endorsing any of them. It is up to you to determine if they offer something you need and whether or not it is appropriate for your situation.

Hotline Numbers

Domestic Abuse and Child Abuse Hotline

Drug and Alcohol

Eating Disorders

Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Mental Health Crisis Lines / Suicide Hotlines

Rape and Sexual Assault


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

NAMI State List:


Mental Health America (MHA)

(800) 969-6642

Mental Health America State List:


Non-Profit Groups for Illnesses & Disorders Government Agencies

More Information on Mental Health by Topic





  • Panic Disorder Information Hotline -- 1-800-64-PANIC







  • GLBT National Help Center
    Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender national hotline
    1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)





For problems, issues or illnesses not listed above, contact the following:

Child Abuse and Neglect

  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
  • Child Help USA
    Info & referrals to local agencies; crisis counseling. Info & referrals to local agencies; crisis counseling.
    1-800-4-A-CHILD (24 hrs)

  • National Council on Child Abuse & Family Violence
    Info & referrals on child abuse & other types of family violence. Visit the website for your local toll-free numbers.

  • Child Welfare Information Gateway

  • Stop It Now1
    Prevention of sexual abuse of children
    1-800-PREVENT confidential line

  • Health Resources and Service Administration
    The HRSA Information Center provides publications, information, resources, and referrals about health care services
  • National Center for Education in Maternal & Child Health

  • National Center for Victims of Crime
    Resource and advocacy for crime victims. Stalking and dating violence resource centers

Missing Children

  • Child Find of America
    Prevention and resolution of child abduction
    1-800-I AM LOST

  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Hotline: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

  • National Runaway Switchboard
    Keeps America's runaway and at-risk kids safe and off the streets

Youth Issues/Problem Parenting

  • Covenant House NineLine
    Referrals for youth or parents re: drugs, homelessness, runaways, etc. Message relays, reports of abuse. Helps parents with problems with their kids. If all counselors are busy, stay on the line & one will be with you as soon as possible.
    1-800-999-9999 (24 hrs)


If you come across a group, organization or another resource you think should be listed here, please email us with the info. Also, if there's something we need to update, please let us know.

Crisis Lines Outside the U.S.

Country Hotline organization Website Phone number
Argentina Centro de Asistencia al Suicida (011) 5275-1135
Australia Lifeline Australia 13 11 14
Austria TelefonSeelsorge Österreich 142
Belgium Centre de Prévention du Suicide 0800 32 123
Belgium CHS Helpline 02 648 40 14
Belgium Zelfmoord 1813 1813
Brazil Centro de Valorização da Vida 188
Canada Crisis Services Canada 833-456-4566
Chile Ministry of Health of Chile www.hospitaldigital.gob 6003607777
China Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center 800-810-1117
Costa Rica Colegio de Profesionales en Psicología de Costa Rica 2272-3774
France SOS Amitié 09 72 39 40 50
Germany TelefonSeelsorge Deutschland 0800 1110111
Hong Kong Suicide Prevention Services 2382 0000
India iCall Helpline 9152987821
Ireland Samaritans Ireland 116 123
Israel [Eran] ער"ן 1201
Italy Samaritans Onlus 800 86 00 22
Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology 81-0120-0-78310
Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan www.mhlw.go 0570-064-556
Malaysia Befrienders KL 03-76272929
Netherlands 113Online 0800-0113
New Zealand Lifeline Aotearoa Incorporated 0800 543 354
Norway Mental Helse 116 123
Pakistan Umang Pakistan 0311-7786264
Philippines Department of Health - Republic of the Philippines 0966-351-4518
Portugal SOS Voz Amiga

213 544 545

963 524 660

912 802 669

Russia Фонд поддержки детей, находящихся в трудной жизненной ситуации [Fund to Support Children in Difficult Life Situations] 8-800-2000-122
Singapore Samaritans of Singapore 1-767
South Africa South African Depression and Anxiety Group 0800 567 567
South Korea 중앙자살예방센터[Korea Suicide Prevention Center] www.spckorea.or 1393
Spain Teléfono de la Esperanza 717 003 717
Switzerland Die Dargebotene Hand 143
Taiwan 国际生命线台湾总会 [International Lifeline Taiwan Association] 1995
Ukraine Lifeline Ukraine 7333
United Kingdom Samaritans 116 123
United States 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 988

APA Reference
Staff, H. (2022, January 10). Mental Health Hotline Numbers and Referral Resources, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 21 from

Last Updated: December 18, 2023

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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