If you or someone you care about is having thoughts of suicide, please call 911 for immediate help.
National Alliance on Mental Illness:
Emergency mental health hotline available Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST. The support team can provide information about mental illness and refer callers to treatment, support groups, family support, and legal support if needed.
Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration:
24-hour mental health hotline that provides education, support, and connection to a specific treatment. They also offer an online Behavioral Health Treatment Locator.
National Institute of Mental Health:
They have knowledgeable people to talk with about mental health issues Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm EST.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Crisis intervention and free emotional support available 24/7.
Veterans Crisis Line:
Connects veterans and their families to VA responders.
It can be intimidating to call a hotline for the first time. Helplines have trained operators who are prepared to answer a variety of questions, including:
Operators are still there to help who are prepared to answer questions, such as: