Crisis Hotlines

In the United States, crisis hotlines are available 24 hours a day, and 7 days per week. Please spread the word, it saves lives.

SUICIDE HOTLINE

800-SUICIDE (24 hours)
National Suicide Hotline
Crisis line. Automatically routes the call to the nearest crisis center.

RUNAWAY

800-621-4000 (24 hours)
National Runaway Switchboard
Crisis intervention and referrals. National communication system for runaway and homeless youth.

800-843-5678 (24 hours)
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
For reporting sightings of missing kids.

RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT

800-656-HOPE (24 hours)
National Sexual Assault Hotline
RAINN – Rape Abuse & Incest National Network.

PREGNANCY

800-230-PLAN
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Counseling and referral.

888-672-2296
America’s Pregnancy Helpline
Information on pregnancy options. Special section for teens.

SELF-INJURY

800-DONT-CUT (800-366-8288)
SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends)

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

800-342-2437 (English) • 800-227-8922 (English/Spanish)
800-344-7432 (Spanish) • 800-243-7889 (TTY) (24 hours)
CDC National AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline
Information and referral.
National HIV Testing Resources
A service of the CDC; information, FAQs, referrals.

919-361-8488
National Herpes Hotline
Information and referrals.

ALCOHOL
888-4AL-ANON (888-425-2666) (meeting information)
Al-Anon and AlaTeen
Al-Anon helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Alateen is the recovery program for young people. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Find a local meeting.

DRUGS

800-COCAINE (24 hours)
Cocaine/Crack Helpline
Referrals to treatment programs.

800-347-8998
Cocaine Anonymous
International Referral Line.
Find a local meeting.

800-766-6779
Marijuana Anonymous
Find a local meeting.

Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous Family Groups
Find a local meeting.

National Crisis Hotlines

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

866-331-9474 (24 hours) English and Spanish

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Crisis intervention, information and referrals.

650-259-8136
Teen Relationship Web Site
National web site by and for teens.

800-422-4453 (24 hours)
ChildHelp USA
National child abuse hotline.

DISCRIMINATION

800-649-0404
Anti-Hate Line
A service, partnered with the Human Relations Commission, for listening, reporting, and follow-up of incidences of discrimination and hate crimes.

800-426-HAND (California & Nevada)
Disabilities/Handicapped Crisis Line
Information and referrals by and for people with disabilities.

EATING DISORDERS

847-831-3438
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Hotline, Counseling and Referrals.

Overeaters Anonymous
Find a local group.

Weight Watchers
Find a local group.

National Eating Disorders Association
Information on eating disorders and referrals for treatment.

OBESITY

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Information and resources on overweight and obesity.

National 12 Step Meetings and Groups
Resource locator for over forty twelve step groups and their associated meetings nationally.

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