Below are several crisis helplines followed by a list of resources organized by topic. This is not an exhaustive list. If you are experiencing a life threatening situation or crisis and need immediate help, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital.
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Provides referrals to support groups and mental health professionals, resources on loss, and suicide prevention information.
- Crisis Text Line
A free, 24/7 support to connect people in crisis to trained crisis counselors.
Text ‘CONNECT’ to 741741
IMAlive is a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24/7.
- Poison Control
Poison Control tells you what to do if you swallow, splash, or get stung by something that might be harmful.
- Trevor Lifeline
A crisis intervention and suicide prevention service for LGBTQ youth. Connect by phone, text or instant chat.
Text Start to 678678
College Mental Health
- Active Minds Mental Health Resources
National organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students. Chapters are located on more than 700 campuses. They directly reach close to 600,000 students each year through campus awareness campaigns, events, advocacy, and outreach.
- American College Health Association's Mental Health Resources
An index of ACHA and other resources on college mental health.
- American Psychiatric Association
Learn about common mental disorders, including symptoms, risk factors and treatment options. Find answers to your questions written by leading psychiatrists, stories from people living with mental illness and links to additional resources.
- American Psychological Association
The APA is a scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the US. The website contains psychological resources, help resources, and tips on mental well-being.
- Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Resources including articles, webinars and answers to FAQs for individuals with attention difficulties or are diagnosed with ADHD.
- Go Ask Alice
A Q&A online health and wellness resource supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals, along with a staff of information and research specialists and writers.
- Half of Us
The Jed Foundation and MTV feature a library of free-for-use videos including PSAs, celebrities and students talking about their personal experiences with mental health and substance use.
- LendEDU Blog
A guide to various mental health scholarships available to help students reduce the financial stress that comes with paying for higher education.
- Love is Louder
A community of people working together to help create college campuses feel more connected and supported.
- McLean Mental Health Resource
A student guide to mental health treatment information and resources written by the College Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital.
- Mental Health America
A national community-based organization dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.
Provides access to U.S. government mental health information and resources.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
A national grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
- National Sleep Foundation - Teens & Sleep
Resources and articles for young adults on the importance of sleep.
A community where young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing stories, poems, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space.
- PhD Balance
PhD Balance aims to empower students to grow their own resilience and work towards success in and after their graduate training. This website provides resources for and by academics on topics from academic progress to career development to wellbeing and mental health.
- Seize the Awkward
Resource for teens and young adults looking to help their friend who may be struggling with mental health concerns.
- Set to Go
Resource for high school students transitioning to college. Set to Go helps you with finding the right college fit, developing important emotional and life skills, and increasing your knowledge about important health issues for guidance about adjusting to life at college.
- The Jed Foundation
An organization that promotes emotional health and prevents suicide among teens and young adults. They partner with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems. They equip teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other.
Text Helpline "START" to 741-741
An anonymous, internet-based resource that provides students with a supportive link to seek information and ask questions.
- National Center for Victims of Crime
An organization that advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
24/7 crisis intervention hotline providing safety planning and information on domestic violence.
- Safe Horizon
24/7 hotline for domestic violence victims and crime victims for free crisis counseling and safety planning.
800-621-HOPE (Domestic Violence)
866-689-HELP (Crime Victims)
- National Eating Disorders Association
NEDA provides support, resources and access to quality treatment options for individuals and families affected by an eating disorder.
- LGBT National Help Center
Organziation serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & questioning people by providing free & confidential peer-support and local resources
- LGBT National Youth Talkline
Free and confidential youth talkline (up to age 25) offering telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer support, as well as information and local resources for cities and towns across America
An organization to support, and to educate communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people.
- Trans Lifeline
Organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education.
- Trans Lifeline’s Hotline
A peer support service run by trans people for trans and questioning callers.
- Trevor Project Support Center
A website where LGBTQ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more
An online international peer-to-peer community for LGBTQ young people and their friends.
Minority Mental Health
Mood and Anxiety Disorders
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
An association dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research.
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
A national organization focused on mood disorders offering peer-based, wellness-oriented support, empowering services and resources.
- International OCD Foundation
IOCDF helps those affected by obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders to live full and productive lives. Website provides information on effective treatment, research opportunities, and support groups.
- The Students Against Depression
A website offering advice, information and guidance to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking.
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders
- Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America
An organization dedicated to improving lives affected by schizophrenia-related brain illnesses by promoting hope and recovery through support programs, education, collaboration, and advocacy. Also offers self-help peer support groups via teleconference.
A free and anonymous helpline, available 24/7, for men who’ve experienced sexual abuse or assault and for those who care about them.
- National Sexual Assault Hotline
24/7, free, and confidential helpline staffed by trained RAINN affiliates.
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center
NSVRC provides information and tools to prevent andrespond to sexual violence.
- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
RAINN carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
- Safe Horizon
24/7 hotline for sexual assault victims for free crisis counseling and safety planning.
- Advocates for Youth
AY champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Website provides a wealth of resources and articles on adolescent sexual health.
- National Abortion Federation
We provide callers with confidential consultation, options counseling, and referrals to providers of quality abortion care. We also provide case management services for women with special needs, and limited financial assistance to help subsidize care and travel-related expenses. The Hotline is free, completely anonymous, and multilingual.
- Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood delivers reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people in the US and globally. To get answers about pregnancy, birth control, emergency contraception, STDs, and abortion text or contact their hotline.
Text "PPNOW" to 774636
800-258-4448 Option #3
- Planned Parenthood for Teens
General information for young adults on sex, relationships, your body.
Sexually Transmitted Infections
- American Sexual Health Association
Provides information, materials and referrals concerning sexually transmitted infections. Specialists will answer questions via phone or e-mail on transmission, risk reduction, prevention, testing and treatment.
- CDC HIV Hotline
CDC’s national health information hotline, providing answers to your questions regarding HIV, how to protect yourself, and where to get an HIV test.
- CDC STD Resources for Adolescents and Young Adults
Resources and information about the impact of STDs on youth as well as resources for health care providers working with adolescents.
- HIV Nightlight
24 hour hotline run by trained volunteers who provide emotional support to anyone affected by HIV
- National STD Hotline
Provides guidance and support to those who have an STD, think they may have an STD, or just have questions.
- Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood delivers reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people in the US and globally.
Text "PPNOW" to 774636
800.258.4448 Option #3
- Ryan White & Global HIV/AIDS Program
Provide list of STD/HIV/AIDS hotlines state by state
Substance Abuse & Recovery
A place just for young adults affected by someone else’s alcoholism
- Alcoholics Anonymous
AA is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
- Narcotics Anonymous
NA is a society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. They meet regularly to support each other in abstinence.
- National Drug Helpline
The National Drug Helpline offers 24/7 drug and alcohol help to those struggling with addiction
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Helpline
24/7 free, confidential, treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders
Trauma & Veterans
- National Center for PTSD
Center to advance the clinical care of America's Veterans and others who have experienced trauma, or who suffer from PTSD and stress-related disorders. Website offers resources, videos and articles for those with PTSD as well as support resources for their friends and family.
- Sidran Institute
Helps people understand, manage and treat trauma and dissociation. The institute also maintains a help desk for information and referrals.
410-825-8888 ext 102
- Veterans Crisis Line
24/7, confidential support for veterans and their families.
800-273-8255 - Press 1