Crisis Helplines

In case you need immediate help

If you are ever feeling hopeless, suicidal, or simply in need of speaking with someone, there are numerous free and anonymous hotlines with trained operators available.

If you think you have a medical emergency please call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Suicide Prevention / Depression Support

US:  1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
US: Suicide Hotline – 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
UK: Samaritans (National and Local) – 08457 90 90 90 or
CAN: Suicide Prevention Canada
AUS: Lifeline Australia Helpline – 13 11 14

Substance Abuse / Alcoholism

US: National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline – 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
US: Alcohol Abuse and Crisis Intervention – 1-800-234-0246
US: National Cocaine Hotline – 1-800-COCAINE (1-800-262-2463)
US: Al-Anon/Alateen Hotline (for friends and family) – 1-800-344-2666
UK: Drinkaware: National Alcoholism Helpline – 0800 917 8282
AUS: Drug & Alcohol Helpline1800 198 024
CAN: Drug & Alcohol Helpline – 1-800-565-8603

Rape, Abuse & Domestic Violence

US: Childhelp (Child Abuse) – 1-800-4ACHILD (1-800-422-4453)
US: National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)
US: RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline – 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
US: National Center on Elder Abuse – 1-800-677-1116
US: National Runaway Switchboard – 1-800-621-4000
UK: Women’s Aid Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247

Reproductive & Sexual Health

US: Planned Parenthood – 1-800-230-PLAN (1-800-230-7526)
US: National STD Hotline – 1-800-227-8922
US: National AIDS Hotline – 1-800-342-AIDS (1-800-342-2437)
US: The Teen AIDS Hotline – 1-800-440-TEEN (1-800-440-8336)

Medical Emergencies

US: National Poison Helpline – 1-800-222-1222

Additional Resources / Organizations

ULifeline – A directory of resources available for college students— take a self-assessment test; or find your college psych services center.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – Alcoholics Anonymous is an informal meeting society for recovering alcoholics whose primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) – Narcotics Anonymous similar to AA, is an international, community-based association of recovering addicts.
Self-Mutilators Anonymous – A community-based association for individuals struggling with self-mutilation.

Informational Resources

National Institute of Mental Health – Extensive information on a variety of mental health topics.
National Institute of Health – Extensive information on all health related topics.
MedlinePlus – Extensive information of different drugs and treatment options.