Need some real-time support?
These free hotlines are basically the Ghostbusters of mental health. They will pick up when you need to talk, chat, or text anytime, 24/7/365.
The Crisis Text Line is the first hotline to operate completely via text. Their volunteers are trained to help you you get you out of panic mode to a calm place. Text "Start" to 741-741 from your cell anytime, and a counselor will start texting with you.
You don’t have to be suicidal to call or chat with the Lifeline. The counselors at the Lifeline are trained to talk you through a crisis and can connect you to local resources in your area. If the phone isn’t your style, you can chat with a counselor on the Lifeline’s website. Call 1-800-273-8255 or click here to chat.
If you're a victim of sexual assault or abuse, the counselors at RAINN have your back. Call their confidential support line at 1-800-656-4673 or chat online for emotional support and help figuring out next steps.
The Trevor Project provides crisis services to LGBTQ people between the ages of 13-24. Don’t worry if you happen to be on the other side of 25, they aren’t going to card you. You can call 1-866-488-7386, chat, or text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 to connect with one of their volunteers.