Mental Health Resources

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.

If something is missing from this guide, please contact me.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline can be reached by phone at 988 or online at

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 988.

Veterans in crisis and their families and friends can be connected with qualified Department of Veterans Affairs responders by calling 988 and pressing 1, texting 838-255, or chatting online at

Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line can be reached at 741-741, or by WhatsApp at 1-443-787-7678.

Disaster Distress Helpline

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.

The Trevor Project

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