Hotlines

Child Abuse Hotlines:

  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453, push 1 to talk to a hotline counselor. (Call this number for help if you have been abused, suspect a child or teenager is being sexually abused, or if you are an abuser.)  For hearing impaired, call 1-800-222-4523
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Can be used to communicate information to the authorities about child pornography or child sex trafficking. Hotline: 800-THE-LOST (843-5678)
  • List of State Child Abuse and Neglect reporting numbers

Depression Hotlines:

  • Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696

Domestic Violence Hotlines: 

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)   Staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors who can provide crisis assistance and information about shelters, legal advocacy, health care centers, and counseling
  • Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women: 1-888-743-5754 DAHMW.org

Human Trafficking Hotlines:

  • National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 -Caller can report a tip; connect with anti-trafficking services in their area; or request training and technical assistance, general information, or specific anti-trafficking resources.
  • Human trafficking hotline database for other countries

National Suicide Hotlines:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (24/7)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Spanish 1-800-799-4889
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline TTY: 1-800-799-4889
  • National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433
  • Comprehensive List of Suicide Hotlines by State

Rape/Sexual Assault Hotlines:

  • The National Sexual Assault Hotline (1.800.656.HOPE) and Online Hotline (rainn.org) offer free, safe and confidential help 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • Take Back The Night Foundation Hotline: 866-966-9013: Legal support for survivors in every state. Referrals to counseling, support, legal aid, hospitals
  • Safe Horizon Rape, Sexual Assault, and Incest hotline: 212.227.3000
  • Victoria, British Columbia Women’s Sexual Assault Centre hotline: 250-383-3232
  • Ottawa, Ontario Rape Crisis Center hotline: 613-562-2333
  • Toronto, Ontario Rape Crisis Centre hotline: (416) 597-1171
  • Montreal, Quebec Rape Crisis Centre hotline: 514-934-4504
  • United Kingdom National Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (open daily from 12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm UK time)
  • London Victim Support hotline: 0845 303 0900

Runaway or Homeless Youth Hotlines:

  • National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY ( 1-800-786-2929 )-a national, toll-free hotline for runaway and homeless youth, teens in crisis and concerned family/friends. Completely confidential.
  • Covenant House 1-800-999-9999(Youth and Parents, 24-hour, toll-free crisis hotline which provides crisis intervention, referral and information services to homeless, runaway and other troubled youth and their families throughout the U.S.

Self-Injury Hotlines:

  • 1-800-DONT-CUT (366-8288)

Veterans Crisis HotLines:

  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 (text 838255) or Confidential Veterans Chat with a counselor
  • Military Helpline: 1-888-HLP-4-VET ( 1-888-457-4838) - Anonymous, free help for veterans, members of the military and their families
  • VA National Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274 (M-F 8am-11pm, Sat 10:30am-6pm)
  • National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: 1.877.4AID.VET (424.3838)

Youth/Teen Crisis Intervention Hotlines:

  • Boystown National Hotline:800-448-3000 or TTY: 800-448-3000 Assists youth, and their family/friends, who are affected by self-harm and other issues
  • Youthline: 1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454): Toll-free teen crisis line that links teens to community based peer counseling hotlines in the nation.

Suicide Hotlines in Other Countries:

  • Argentina: 54-0223-493-0430
  • Belgium: 106
  • Canada (Ontario): 519-416-486-2242
  • Canada (Alberta): 1-888-787-2880
  • Canada (British Columbia): 1-866-872-0113
  • Canada (Quebec): 514-723-4000
  • China: 852-2382-0000
  • Costa Rica: 506-253-5439
  • Germany: 0800-181-0721
  • India: 92-22-307-3451
  • Ireland: 44-0-8457-90-90-90
  • Japan: 3-5286-9090
  • Mexico: 525-510-2550
  • South Africa: 0861-322-322
  • Switzerland: 143
  • Thailand: 02-249-9977
  • United Kingdom: 08457-90-90-90
  • Ukraine: 0487- 327715
  • More Suicide Hotlines in other Countries
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