This list of free resources is maintained for anyone in the United States either needing support during a personal crisis, or who knows someone who may need that support. Give someone a link to this page if you believe it could help them.
If you are not in the United States, the Wikimedia Foundation maintains a great list of international resources.
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The National Suicide Prevention Hotline can be reached by phone at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat.
Spanish speakers can call 1-800-628-9454.
Deaf and hard-of-hearing people can dial 711 to reach a TRS communications assistant, followed by 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).
Veterans in crisis and their families and friends can be connected with qualified Department of Veterans Affairs responders by calling 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) and pressing 1, texting 838-255, or chatting online at veteranscrisisline.net.
The Crisis Text Line can be reached at 741-741, or by WhatsApp at 1-443-787-7678.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (a government agency) operates the Disaster Distress Helpline, which can be reached by calling or texting 1-800-985-5990.
Spanish speakers can call and press 2, and deaf and hard-of-hearing people can reach out through ASL Now.
For LGBTQ young people, the Trevor Project can be reached by phone at 1-866-488-7386, by texting START to 678-678, or by chatting online at thetrevorproject.org.