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The numbers below are for use in a crisis. Many states have statewide 800 numbers you can call. If you are unable to reach the appropriate number when needed in an emergency, call 911 and ask for help. If you are feeling suicidal, tell them you are in suicidal danger.

Call 411 or dial 0 and ask for

  • suicide prevention

  • crisis intervention

  • community crisis center

  • county mental health center

  • The White or Yellow Pages of the phone book should have many of the above types of listings.


For statewide 800 numbers, dial 1-800-555-1212. These numbers are all toll free calls.

If you can't find any other number, or are unable to get through to the number you need in an emergency, Call 911 and ask for help.

Other Crisis Numbers:

  • National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse:  1-800-CHILDREN.

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) & 1-800-787-3224 (TDD for the hearing impaired) .

  • Childhelp USA:  1-800-4-A-CHILD.

  • Child Abuse National Hotline, call 1-800-252-2873, (1-800-25ABUSE).

  • CyberTipline for reporting the exploitation of children, call 1-800-843-5678.

  • Cocaine National Hotline: 1-800-COCAINE.

  • If you know of a child in immediate risk or danger, call 1-800-THE-LOST.

  • Elder Abuse Hotline, call 1-800-252-8966.

  • Friends of Battered Women and Their Children, call 1-800-603-HELP.

  • KID SAVE: Referrals to shelters, mental health services, sexual abuse treatment, substance abuse, family counseling, residential care, adoption/foster care, etc.  1- 800-543-7283.

  • KIDS PEACE:  Parent and relative, concerned adults can call about mental health related problems--children and adolescents in crisis will  be connected with a social worker for immediate help.  Call 1-800-543-7283.

  • NAMI Helpline National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, call 1-800-950-NAMI..

  • National Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-448-4663.

  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-25-ABUSE.

  • National Mental Health Assn. Provides free information on specific disorders, referral directory to mental health providers, national directory of local mental health associations, and a Stigma Watch. 1-800-969-6642 (M-F, 9-5 EST).

  • Institute of Mental Health Information Line: Provides information and literature on mental illness by disorder-for professionals and general public.  1-800-647-2642.

  • National Runaway Switchboard: Lists of shelters, counseling; food pantries; transportation.  Suicide & crisis counseling.  Message relay from kids to parents or from parents to kids, 3-way calls arranged.  1-800-621-4000.

  • NineLine Nationwide crisis/suicide hotline. for runaways and homeless youth and their families.  Provide short term counseling over the phone.  Sponsored by Nine Line/Covenant House.  1-800-999-9999.

  • SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends):  1- 800-DONT-CUT (1-800-366-8288).

  • Youth Crisis Hotline: Crisis hotline and information & referral for runaways or youth in crisis.  1-800-HIT-HOME, (1-800-448-4663).

  • To Report Child Abuse: 1-800-4-A-CHILD.


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