Emergency or Crisis Help & Resources


Get Immediate Help

People often don’t get the mental health services they need because they don’t know where to start.

Talk to your primary care doctor or another health professional about mental health problems. Ask them to connect you with the right mental health services.

If you do not have a health professional who is able to assist you, use these resources to find mental health or other needed help for yourself, your friends, your family, or others in your life.

Emergency Medical Services, 911

If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, in the USA and Canada and 112 in the EU, available 24 hours a day.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you’re in the USA and you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the 988 Crisis & Suicide Lifeline.  Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.

Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

If you’re in the USA and at risk of harm from a partner, family member, or other acquaintance, call the National Domestic Violence hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).  Or to chat with an online advocate, visit www.thehotline.org.

Veterans Crisis Line

If you are a US Service Member or Veteran with an immediate crisis, please contact the Veteran Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, text  838255 or chat with someone at www.veteranscrisisline.net.

Native and Indigenous Peoples Addiction and Mental Health Support

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline: 1-877-726-4727. Call this hotline to receive general information on mental health, find local treatment services, and speak to a live person Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

Native American Domestic Violence Services

Free, confidential support services dedicated to serving Native American and Alaska Native survivors and concerned family members and friends affected by domestic, dating and sexual violence. Advocates are available 24/7 by texting or calling 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) or via online chat at  strongheartshelpline.org.

International Emergency Phone Numbers

If you’re outside USA, Canada or the EU, here’s a list of international emergency phone numbers to support you in getting the help you need.