Crisis hotlines & resources for teens

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

Helps those impacted by child abuse by providing 24/7 confidential crisis counselor support in over 170 languages
Crisis intervention, information and referrals to thousands of support services

Crisis Text Line

Offers free, 24/7 emotional support for those in crisis
Crisis Text Line: Text SUPPORT to 741-741

Disaster Distress Helpline

A national hotline with trained crisis counselors who provide year-round immediate counseling for those experiencing emotional
distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster (fire, earthquake, tornado, etc.)
Call: 1-800-985-5990
Text TalkWithUs to 66746

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Dedicated to helping those affected by mental illness, trained professionals run the NAMI HelpLine 
Call: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm ET  Email:  Website:

National Domestic Violence Hotline

24/7 free, confidential support from highly trained experienced advocates offering support, crisis intervention information,
and referral services
Call:1-800-799-7233 Every day, 7:00 AM - 2:00 AM (CST)

National Eating Disorders Association

Support for individuals and families affected by eating disorders
Call their toll-free, confidential helpline: 1-800-931-2237 Mon-Thurs. 9am-9pm, Fri. 9am-5pm EST

National Runaway Safeline

24-hour support for teens thinking of running away from home, for those who have runaway and want to come home,
or for friends of someone who has runaway and is looking for help
Free, confidential, 24/7 support with an experienced front-line team
Call: 1-800-RUNAWAY
Chat: Live Chat 7 days a week, 4:30 to 11:30 PM CST

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Trained professionals helping those impacted by sexual violence nationwide
Call: 1-800-656-HOPE

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

A 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline for anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress
Call: 1-800-273-TALK(8255)

Planned Parenthood

Runs over 700 health centers and provides info on health, sex, and family planning
Call: 1-800-230-PLAN
Answers to teens' sexual health questions:
Chat online with a health educator:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Provides help for those facing prescription drug misuse and abuse with intervention, prevention, treatment, and recovery support services
Call: (800) 662-HELP or (800) 662-4357 for info on prevention and treatment referrals

Trevor Support Center

Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ and questioning youth
Call: 1-866-488-7386
Text: Available on Fridays (4:00pm - 8:00pm ET / 1:00pm - 5:00pm PT)
Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200