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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. http://www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/get-help-now offers support online or via text.

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

Australasia

Australia

Beyond Blue
Phone: 1300 22 4636 (available 24/7)
Web chat: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/get-immediate-support (available 3:00 pm to 12:00 am every day)
You can also use the web chat link to send an email instead of chatting live. You’ll get an email back within 24 hours.

Eheadspace
Phone: 1800 650 890 (available 9:00am to 1:00am)
Web chat: https://www.eheadspace.org.au/ (available 1:00 pm to 1:00 am every day)
For people age 12-25.

Kids Help Line
Phone: 1800 55 1800 (available 24/7)
Web chat: http://kidshelpline.com.au/teens/get-help/webchat-counselling/
Email counselling: https://kidshelpline.com.au/teens/get-help/email-counselling/

Lifeline
Phone: 13 11 14 (available 24/7)
Web chat: https://www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/Online-Services/crisis-chat (available 7:00 pm to 4:00 am every day)

QLife
Phone: 1800 184 527 (available 5:30 am – 10:30 pm every day)
Web chat: http://www.qlife.org.au/ (available 3:00 pm to 12:00 am every day)
Specifically for LGBTQ+ people.

Sane Australia
Phone: 1800 18 7263 (available weekdays, 9:00am to 5:00pm)
Web chat: https://www.sane.org/get-help (available weekdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Suicide Call Back Service
Phone: 1300 659 467 (available 24/7)

New Zealand

Chinese Lifeline
0800 888 880
(For people who speak Mandarin or Cantonese.)

Depression Helpline
0800 111 757
http://www.depression.org.nz/
(For help with depression issues.)

Lifeline
(09) 5222 999 within Auckland
0800 543 354 outside Auckland
http://www.lifeline.org.nz/
Available 24/7.

OUTLine NZ
31-35 Hargreaves Street
St Marys Bay
Auckland
Office phone: 09 281 3409
Website: 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.

Suicide Crisis Helpline
Phone: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

What’s Up
Phone: 0800 942 8787 (0800 WHATS UP) (available Monday-Friday 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm, weekends 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
Online chat: http://www.whatsup.co.nz/ (available 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm every day)
(For 5–18 year olds.)

Youthline
Phone: 0800 376 633 (available 24/7)
Free text: 234 (available 8:00 pm – 12:00 am)
Online chat: https://www.youthline.co.nz/ (available 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm)

Europe

Éire/Ireland

Childline
1800 66 66 66
Text TALK to 50101
https://www.childline.ie/
24/7
Online chat

Console Suicide Helpline
1800 247 247
Text HELP to 51444
24/7

Mental Health Ireland
01 284 1736
http://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/

Samaritans
116 123 (ROI local rate)
http://www.samaritans.org/

Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland
Free Text HELP to 50015
http://www.yspi.eu/
Online chat

Nederland (Netherlands)

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

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

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

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

Sweden

Nagon att tala med Samaritans
(46) 31 711 2400

Nationella Hjälplinjen
020 22 00 60 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs: 05:00 – 22:00)
http://www.hjalplinjen.se/default.htm

Stockholm Hotline
(46) 85-250-0856

United Kingdom

Breathing Space (Scotland)
0800 83 85 87 (available Monday-Thursday 6pm – 2am, and Friday 6pm – Monday 6am)
http://breathingspace.scot/

Broken Rainbow
0300 999 5428 (available 10am – 8pm Mondays and Thursdays, 10am – 5pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 1pm – 5pm Fridays (1pm – 5pm Tuesdays is a Trans-specific service))
http://www.brokenrainbow.org.uk/ (online chat available 2pm – 10pm every day)
Broken Rainbow UK is the only UK 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.

CALL Helpline (Wales)
0800 132 737
Text “help” to: 81066

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
Nationwide: 0800 58 58 58
London: 0808 802 58 58
(available 5pm – midnight)
Specifically for men.

Childline UK
0800 1111 (available 24/7)
Online chat and other help: http://www.childline.org.uk/
or write (no stamp required):
1111
London N1 OBR

Get Connected (For people aged under 25)
0808 808 4994 (available 11am – 11pm)
http://www.getconnected.org.uk/
Online chat (available 11am – 11pm)
Papyrus
0800 068 41 41 (available Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm; weekends: 2pm-10pm; & bank holidays: 2pm-5pm)
Text: 07786 209697
https://www.papyrus-uk.org/

The Samaritans
116 123 (available 24/7)
http://www.samaritans.org/

Support Line
01708 765200
http://www.supportline.org.uk/

North America

Canada

Kids Help Phone Canada
(Les gosses Aident Canada de Téléphone)
1800 668 6868 (24 hour toll free – 24 heure gratuitement)
https://www.kidshelpphone.ca/
Bilingual (English and French) / Bilingue (anglais et français)

Alberta

St. Paul and District Crisis Centre (Alberta and Northeastern Saskatchewan)
Crisis 24 hours: 1-800-263-3045
Crisis 24 hours: (780) 645-5195

Some Other Solutions Society for Crisis Prevention (Fort McMurray and Northeastern Alberta)
780-743-4357 (available 24/7)
http://someothersolutions.ca/

Distress Line of Southwestern Alberta ( Chinook Health Region and south part of Calgary)
Crisis 24 hours: 1-888-787-2880
Crisis 24 hours: (403) 327-7905

Distress Centre Calgary (Calgary and surrounding areas)
Main Crisis Line:(403) 266-4357
ConnecTeen: (403) 264-TEEN
Online chat and other help: http://www.distresscentre.com/

Wheatland Shelter Crisis Line
Crisis 24 hours: 1-877-934-6634
Crisis 24 hours: (403) 934-6634
Crisis Support Centre (Edmonton and Northern Alberta)
Crisis 24 hours:1-800-232-7288 (Toll free service available to Northern Alberta)
Crisis 24 hours: (780) 482-HELP (4357)
Online chat and other help: http://edmonton.cmha.ca/programs_services/online-crisis-chat/#.Vzq8HvkrJ1s
Chat hours: Sunday: Noon to 4:00PM (MST), Monday: 6:00 to 10:00PM (MST), Tuesday: 6:00 to 10:00PM (MST), Wednesday: 6:00 to 10:00PM (MST), Thursday: 6:00 to 10:00PM (MST), Friday: 6:00 to 10:00PM (MST), Saturday: 12:00 to 4:00PM (MST)

British Columbia

Chimo Crisis Services Crisis Lines (Serves Richmond, South Delta, Ladner, and Tsawwassen)
604-279-7070

Fraser Health Crisis Line (Serves the Fraser Health Region from Burnaby to Boston Bar: New Westminster, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, White Rock, South Surrey, Delta, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, Mission,Chilliwack, Hope, and Agassiz)
604-951-8855
1-877-820-7444

Greater Vancouver Coastal Distress Line (Serves Vancouver, North Vancouver city and district, Bowen Island, West Vancouver, Powell River and area, the Sunshine Coast, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, Howe Sound/the Sea-to-Sky Corridor)
604-872-3311
604-872-0113
1-866-661-3311
1-866-872-0113
Online chat:
http://www.youthinbc.com/ (youth)
http://www.crisiscentrechat.ca/

Interior Crisis Line Network Crisis Line (Serves entire Interior Region)
1-888-353-2273

KUU-US Crisis Line (Serves the Port Alberni area, in addition to a provincial aboriginal crisis line)
250-723-4050 (adult line)
250-723-2040 (youth line)
1-800-588-8717 (Aboriginal line)

North Island Crisis Line (Serves northern Vancouver Island and Mount Waddington region)
250-949-6033

Prince George 24-Hour Crisis Line (Serves from the Alberta border to Haida Gwaii and from Quesnel north to the Yukon border)
Crisis Lines:
250-563-1214
1-888-562-1214
Youth Lines:
250-564-8336
1-888-564-8336
Chat: http://www.northernyouthonline.ca/

S.U.C.C.E.S.S Chinese Help Lines (Serves callers in the province of British Columbia who speak Mandarin or Cantonese)
Cantonese: 604-270-8233
Mandarin: 604-270-8222

Vancouver Island Crisis Line and Chat (Serves all of Vancouver Island)
1-888-494-3888
Online chat: http://www.vicrisis.ca/

Youth Support Line (Serves from the Alberta border to Haida Gwaii and from Quesnel north to the Yukon border)
250-564-8336
1-888-564-8336

Manitoba

Deaf Access Counselling
TTY: (204) 784-4097 (available 24/7)

Klinic Crisis Line
(204) 786-8686 (available 24/7)
Toll free: 1-888-322-3019 (available 24/7)
TTY: (204) 784-4097 (available 24/7)
http://klinic.mb.ca/

Interlake Regional Health Authority (Serving the Interlake, North Eastman and South East Man)
1-866-427-8628 (available 24/7)
(204) 482-5419 (available 24/7)
http://www.ierha.ca/

Manitoba Farm, Rural & Northern Support Services
Toll free: 1-866-367-3276
http://www.supportline.ca/ (Online chat available 10am – 9pm)

Sexual Assault Crisis Line
(204) 786-8631 (available 24/7)
Toll free: 1-888-292-7565 (available 24/7)
TTY: (204) 784-4097 (available 24/7)
http://klinic.mb.ca/in-person-counselling/sexual-assault-crisis-counselling/

Reason to Live (Province of Manitoba)
1-877-435-7170 (available 24/7)
TTY: (204) 784-4097 (available 24/7)
http://www.reasontolive.ca/

Westman Crisis Services (Serving Brandon and Assiniboine regions)
1-888-379-7699 (available 24/7)
(204) 725-4411 (available 24/7)

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Crisis Services (Serving Winnipeg Health Region)
(204) 940-1781 (available 24/7)

New Brunswick

Chimo Helpline (English and French)
Provincial toll-free Crisis line: 1-800-667-5005 (available 24/7)
Fredericton area: 450-HELP (4357) (available 24/7)
http://www.chimohelpline.ca/

Newfoundland and Labrador

Choices for Youth (Shelter/support/safety for young men)
(709) 757-3050 (available 24/7)

CMHA Newfoundland & Labrador Division
1 877 753 8550
http://www.cmhanl.ca/

Mental Health Crisis Centre (Serving Newfoundland and Labrador)
Crisis 24 hours: 1-888-737-4668
Crisis: (709) 737-4668

Mental Health Crisis Line
1-888-737-4668 (available 24/7)

Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre
1-800-726-2743 (available 24/7)
http://nlsacpc.com/

Naomi Centre (Shelter/support/safety for young women)
(709) 579-8432 (available 24/7)

Nova Scotia

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team
1-888-429-8167
http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/mental-health-and-addictions-central-zone-nsha-halifax-area-eastern-shore-and-west-hants/programs-and-services/mental-health-s-7

Pictou County Helpline
1-902-752-5952 (available 2pm – 10pm, 7 days a week)
http://www.pictoucountyhelpline.ca/

Ontario

Alphabet Community Centre Hotline
1519 765 5000 (available 24/7)
http://acclondon.com/
You can text if you can’t or don’t want to call.

DC Ontario
http://www.dcontario.org/
Online chat

Cambridge
Distress Line: 519-658-6805

Durham Region
Distress Line: 1-905-430-2522 / 1-800-452-0688 toll free (both available 24/7)
Text: 741741 (available 2pm to 2am every day)
http://www.distresscentredurham.com/

Grey Bruce County
Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-877-470-5200

Kingston
Distress Line: 613-544-1771

Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Counties
Distress Line: 1-800-465-4442 (available 5 pm – midnight every day)
http://www.developmentalservices.com/Content.cfm?id=51

London & District
Distress Line: 519-667-6711 (available 24/7)
Seniors Helpline: 519-667-6600 http://www.londondistresscentre.com/

Niagara Region
St. Catharine’s, Niagara Falls, and area: 905-688-3711 (available 24/7)
Port Colborne, Wainfleet, and area: 905-734-1212 (available 24/7)
Fort Erie and area: 905-382-0689 (available 24/7)
Grimsby and West Lincoln: 905-563-6674 (available 24/7)
http://www.distresscentreniagara.com/

North Halton
Distress Line: 905-877-1211

Oakville
Distress Line: 905-849-4541 (available 24/7)
Text: 647-557-6250 (available 24/7)
Online chat and other help: http://www.distresscentreoakville.com/

Ottawa & Region
City of Ottawa: 613-238-3311 (available 24/7)
City of Gatineau: 613-238-3311 (available 24/7)
MRC La Vallée-de-la-Gatinea: 1-866-676-1080 (available 24/7)
MRC Les Collines-de-l’Outaouais:1-866-676-1080 (available 24/7)
MRC Papineau: 1-866-676-1080 (available 24/7)
MRC Pontiac:1-866-676-1080 (available 24/7)
http://www.dcottawa.on.ca/

Peel Region
Distress Line: 905-278-7208
Mobile Crisis Line: 905-278-9036 or 1-800-363-0971

Sarnia & Lambton County
Distress Line: 519-336-3000 or 1-888-347-8737

Toronto
Distress Line: 416-408-4357 (available 24/7)
http://www.torontodistresscentre.com/

Waterloo Region
The General Distress Line – supportive listening: 519-745-1166 (available 24/7)
The Youth Line-callers 18 years and younger: 519-745-1166 (available 24/7)
The EARS Line-adult male victims of sexual abuse: 519-570-3277 (available 24/7)
http://www.cmhagrb.on.ca/

Wellington and Dufferin Counties
Distress Line: 519-821-3760 or 1-888-821-3760
Crisis Line: 519-821-0140
Telecheck: 519-217-4642
Youth Support Services: 519-821-5469 or 1-888-821-3760
Emergency Shelter Line: 519-767-6594 or 1-888-821-3760

Windsor & Essex County
Distress Line: 519-256-5000
Hours: 12 noon – 12 midnight
http://www.dcwindsor.com/

Prince Edward Island

Canadian Mental Health Association: Prince Edward Island
1-800-218-2885
http://pei.cmha.ca/

Island Helpline (Province-wide)
Bilingual service: 1-800-218-2885 (available 24/7)

Quebec

Suicide Action Montreal (serves everywhere in Quebec)
1-866-277-3553 (1-866-APPELLE)
http://suicideactionmontreal.org/

Saskatchewan

St. Paul and District Crisis Centre (Alberta and Northeastern Saskatchewan)
Crisis 24 hours: 1-800-263-3045
Crisis 24 hours: (780) 645-5195

United States

General teen hotlines (listings by state): click here

Boys & Girls Town National Hotline
1-800-448-3000 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
http://boystown.org/hotline

KidsPeace National Helpline
1-800-334-4543
Website: http://kidspeace.org/

Child Help USA
1 800 422 4453
(Specializes 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 a day, 7 days a week. Completely free.
Website: http://thetrevorproject.org/pages/get-help-now
Suicide hotline for GLBT and questioning youth. Also offers support via text or online.
TrevorText: Available on Fridays (4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT). Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.
TrevorChat: Available 7 days a week (3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PT).

Suicide.org
http://suicide.org/
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)
Website: http://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: We 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.
http://www.fenwayhealth.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FCHC_srv_services_tollfree
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)
http://www.fenwayhealth.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FCHC_srv_services_tollfree
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)
Website: http://www.nrscrisisline.org/

The Queer Resources Directory
Website: 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/

Trans Lifeline
1-877-565-8860
Staffed by Trans people, for Trans people.
Website: http://translifeline.org/

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