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The following are hotlines/help lines/crisis lines that you can call if you need to talk to someone NOW about whatever's on your mind. Some are for specific concerns; others are more general. All listings are toll free unless otherwise indicated.

Can't talk on the phone? https://www.imalive.org/ offers online support.

See http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html for many suicide-specific hotlines in countries around the world.


Australasia

Australia

Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800 (24 hour toll free)


New Zealand

OUTLine NZ
31-35 Hargreaves Street
St Marys Bay
Auckland
Office phone: 09 281 3409
http://outline.org.nz/
Hotline: 0800 OUTLINE (0800 688 5463)
You can call the hotline from 9am - 9pm, Mon-Fri; or 6pm - 9pm, Sat, Sun, & Holidays.


Europe

Eire

The Samaritans
1850 60 90 90
Website: http://www.samaritans.org.uk/


Nederland

Geestelijke Gezondheidszorg Nederland
Piet Mondriaanlaan 50/52
3812 GV Amersfoort
Tel.: (033) 460 89 00
Fax: (033) 460 89 99
Website: http://www.ggznederland.nl/


Bureau Jeugdzorg
Voor Locaties: http://www.bureaujeugdzorg.info/Debuurt/
Website: http://www.bureaujeugdzorg.info/


De Kindertelefoon
Tel.: 0800-0432 (gratis)
Website: http://www.kindertelefoon.nl/


Praten Online
Website: https://www.pratenonline.nl/


United Kingdom

Broken Rainbow
0300 999 5428 (LGBT)
Website: http://www.brokenrainbow.org.uk/
Broken Rainbow UK is the only National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline providing confidential support to all members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities, their family and friends, and agencies supporting them.


Childline UK
0800 1111 (24 hour toll free)
or write (no stamp required):
1111
London N1 OBR


The Samaritans
08475 90 90 90
Website: http://www.samaritans.org.uk/


North America

Canada

Alphabet Community Centre Hotline
1519 765 5000 (24 hour)
http://acclondon.com/
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can text if you can't or don't want to call.


Kids Help Phone Canada
(Les gosses Aident Canada de Téléphone)
1800 668 6868 (24 hour toll free - 24 heure gratuitement)
Bilingual (English and French)
Bilingue (anglais et français)


United States

General teen hotlines (listings by state): click here


Boys & Girls Town National Hotline
1 800 448 3000 (24 hours)


KidsPeace National Helpline
1 800 334 4543


Child Help USA
1 800 422 4453
(Specialises in child abuse).


Adolescent Suicide
1 800 621 4000


Suicide Hotline (Covenant House)
1 800 999 9999


The Trevor Project
1 866 488 7386 (1-866-4-U-TREVOr) 24 hours.
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Suicide hotline for GLBT and questioning youth.


Prevent Suicide Now.com
http://www.preventsuicidenow.com/
Suicide prevention, awareness, and support.


CDC AIDS Hotline
1 800 342 2437


National Pediatric AIDS Network
1 800 646 1001 (NOT a hotline, just their contact number)
http://www.npan.org/


Al-Anon
1 800 344 2666
For the families and friends of alcoholics, or those affected by the drinking of a friend or family member.


Crisis Line
1 800 866 9600


Depression
1 800 799 7233


National Domestic Violence Hotline
1 800 799 7233 (24 hours)


Drug Abuse
1 800 888 9383


Phoenix (Arizona) Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline
1 602 264 1341


Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Teen Hotline
1 800 347 8336 (1-800-347-TEEN) Weekend Nights Only.
NOTE: I have heard from one person saying that this hotline was "amazing" and very supportive.


Fenway Health Center Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Helpline
1 617 267 9001
1 888 340 4528 (1-888-340-GLBT) Runs seven evenings a week.
Based in Boston MA, this is an anonymous and confidential service that offers gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adults and youths a “safe place” to call for information, referrals, and support. In addition to issues like coming out, HIV/AIDS, safer sex and relationships, trained volunteers also address topics such as locating GLBT groups and services in their local area.


Fenway Health Center Peer Listening Line
1 617 267 2535
1 800 399 7337 (1-800-399-PEER)
Based in Boston MA, this is an anonymous and confidential service that offers gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adults and youths a “safe place” to call for information, referrals, and support. In addition to issues like coming out, HIV/AIDS, safer sex and relationships, trained volunteers also address topics such as locating GLBT groups and services in their local area.


Rape/Assault
1 800 551 0008


Sexual Assault Crisis Service
1 888 999 5545 (24 hour hotline)
En español (Servicio por Crisis - Asalto Sexual): 1 888 568 8332


National Runaway Switchboard
1 800 621 4000 (24 hours)
http://www.nrscrisisline.org/


The Queer Resources Directory
http://www.qrd.org/


TEEN LINE (Teens helping teens)
1 800 852 8336 (toll free), or 1 310 855 4673
Open every evening from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Pacific Time, and they will take collect calls, so you can call long-distance and not have to pay.
Website: http://www.teenlineonline.org/


CONTACT serves all of Burlington County in South New Jersey.
24 Hour Crisis Intervention Helpline Numbers: 1 856 234 5484 (toll free) or 1 609 267 8500 (local only)
KidsLine: 1 609 261 2220 (local only)
TeenLine: 1 856 234 0634 (toll free) or 1 609 871 1433 (local only)
PetFriends: 1856 234 4688 (toll free)
Mailing address:
PO Box 333
Moorestown NJ 08057

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