Get Immediate Help: Call 911

If you are feeling suicidal or are going to harm yourself, call 911 immediately to get help.

Calling 911 gets you immediate help if you’re considering suicide or self-harm. 

Emergency Hotlines

You don’t have to suffer through a crisis alone. But there are also other options if you aren’t in imminent danger. Mental help hotlines offer you valuable connections to trained professionals and volunteers who are ready to listen and provide help and resources. There are many hotlines offering not just mental health services; they offer assistance for domestic abuse, addiction and other serious situations. Use our resource list to find the right emotional or mental helpline for you. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
+1 (800) 273-8255

National Domestic Violence Hotline:
+1 (800) 799-7233

Family Violence Helpline:
+1 (800) 996-6228

National Hopeline Network:
+1 (800) 784-2433

Self-Harm Hotline:
+1 (800) 366-8288

Planned Parenthood Hotline:
+1 (800) 230-7526

American Association of Poison Control Centers:
+1 (800) 222-1222

Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line:
+1 (800) 622-2255

National Crisis Line, Anorexia and Bulimia:
+1 (800) 233-4357

GLBT Hotline:
+1 (888) 843-4564

TREVOR Crisis Hotline:
+1 (866) 488-7386

AIDS Crisis Line:
+1 (800) 221-7044

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline:
+1 (800) 422-4453

The Trans Lifeline:
+1 (877) 565-8860

National Alliance on Mental Illness:
+1 (800) 950-6264

What To Do In an Emotional Crisis?

An emotional crisis is tough to navigate. It’s essential to seek professional help. You can find those resources by calling a mental health emergency helpline. If you feel that suicide is your only option, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255).

What Is a Mental Health Crisis or Emergency? 

When you are a danger to yourself or others it’s a mental health crisis or emergency. That includes suicidal or self-harming thoughts, a threat to harm others, uncontrollable behavior, disorientation or a break from reality. 

Who Do You Call for a Mental Health Emergency?

If there is a serious safety risk for you or other people call 911 immediately. If you are calling because you’re worried about a loved one, the responders can conduct a wellness check. You can also call a mental health emergency hotline.

Can You Go to the ER for Mental Health? 

You can go to the emergency room if you are experiencing the symptoms of a mental health emergency. The medical staff can conduct an assessment to determine the best appropriate care for your situation. The ER team can also direct you to resources you need for outpatient treatment.


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