Phone/Chat Crises and General Help LinesHeart made from hands

My clients often get readings or healings when going through extreme life experiences so I provide this list as to find additional help. This list has taken a very long time to research and is still only a starting point. Don’t be afraid to also lookup additional help sources. High-stress times can make it difficult to function for many so I hope this is helpful to someone out there.

I am providing this as a public service only. I am not providing any recommendation, financial support or insight to these services. I have only visited their websites briefly and have not done in-depth research.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, or are in danger you should not hesitate to call your local emergency number (911 in the US).

US / Canadian / UK Sections, Other section has some international information

Immediate Help Resources

Boys Town National Hotline (also serves girls)
The Boys Town National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and staffed by specially trained counselors. Parents, teens and families can find help with a range of issues including abuse, anger, depression, school issues, bullying etc.

Child abuse help line.

Covenant House — Nineline
A support service and 24-hour helpline for homeless youth. Deals with a wide range of issues, including bullying, suicide, basic needs, health, sex, drugs & alcohol and sex.

Crises Text Number
Connect with a crises counselor
Covers the US, Canada, Ireland and the UK

The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative
Provides counseling and technical advice to victims of nonconsensual pornography (“revenge porn”) through a 24-hour Crisis Helpline

Department of Defense (DOD) Safe Helpline for Sexual Assault
Website Mission: The DOD Safe Helpline is a crisis support service designed to provide sexual assault services for survivors, their loved ones, and other members of the DOD community.

Domestic Shelters
Website to find nearby domestic shelters, hotlines and emergency help. Contains lots of articles and resources

Help for Homeless Veterans
Veterans who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness

General crises line.

Im Alive
IMAlive is a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
24/7 Hotline
Website Mission: We answer the call to support and shift power back to those affected by relationship abuse.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Includes a number for the deaf and hard of hearing.

LGBT National Youth Hotline

Love is
Free phone and text support for young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships.
Website Mission:Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.

National Safe Haven Alliance
Has a crisis line. Gives information on how to anonymously surrender an unharmed infant to a designated provider within a specific time after birth.

NEDA – The National Eating Disorders Association
The largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Phone and chat support

Pathways to Safety International
Website Mission: Pathways to Safety International assists Americans experiencing interpersonal and gender-based violence abroad.

Planned Parenthood
Chat with a healthcare educator.

RAINN – Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
Has a free 24/7 help online and phone hotline
Their mission direct from their website: RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, y in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

S.A.F.E Alternatives
Dedicated to helping stop self-injurious behaviors.

Samhsa – Substance Abuse and mental health services administration
Information for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
Phone Support Line
Website Mission: The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a safe, anonymous, and confidential service for Native Americans experiencing domestic violence and dating violence.

Take Back The Night
The TBTN legal support team provides free support so you can learn your legal options for US citizens who have experienced sexual violence.

Teen Line
Teen Line is a confidential hotline for teenagers which operates every evening from 6:00pm to 10:00pm PST. If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you

The hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators, and we are the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.

The Hope Line
US Based, phone and email support, offers educational materials

The Trevor Project
Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

VA Caregiver Support Line
Information for programs and help if you are a caregiver of a veteran.

Veteran Crises Line
Call or chat with someone if you are a veteran or know one that is in crises.

For those not in crises, but want someone to talk to. Staffed by those in mental recovery themselves. Phone numbers by state.

WAVAW (Women Against Violence Against Women) Rape Crisis Centre
24/7 Crises and Information Line. Offers police, court and hospital accompaniment. Counseling.
Website Mission: WAVAW provides support services to survivors of sexualized violence who have shared experiences of gender marginalization: cis and trans women, Two-Spirit, trans and/or non-binary people. Advocates for social and systemic change through education, outreach and activism.

WomensLaw Email Hotline
From their website: The purpose of this Email Hotline is for WomensLaw to provide basic legal information, referrals, and emotional support related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. They cannot provide legal advice to your specific situation.

Text, chat, e-mail and phone support for teens provided by teens.

Canada Specific

Canadian Aids Association
Canadian HIV support hotline list.

Canadian Associated for Suicide Prevention
Large resource directory

Crises Text Number
Connect with a crises counselor
Covers the US, Canada, Ireland and the UK

Kids Help Phone
They offer professional counseling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.

Montreal Sexual Assault Centre
Bilingual services are available for all victims of sexual assault: adults, children, adolescents, incest survivors, the victim’s family and friends, and practitioners across Quebec.

Ottawa Rape Crises Centre
Provides support to sexual violence, supporters, family and friends of survivors. Accompaniment can be arranged through the Crisis Line to hospital and police.

Toronto Rape Crises Centre

The hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators, and we are the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.

Victoria Sexual Assault Support Centre

UK Specific

Bullying UK
Volunteer ran support for those families experiencing bullying.

Crises Text Number
Connect with a crises counselor
Covers the US, Canada, Ireland and the UK

Rape Crises England & Wales
Live online chat helpline
Rape Crisis England & Wales is the umbrella body for a network of independent Rape Crisis Centres. All our member Centres provide specialist support and services for victims and survivors of sexual violence.

24/7 Domestic Abuse Hotline
Website Mission: Refuge is an independent, specialist charity that supports women fleeing domestic abuse and other forms of gender-based violence. We have been doing this work since 1971. Our specialist services now support around 6,500 women and children on any given day. Refuge ran the National Domestic Abuse Helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid between 2003 and 2019, and has been running the Helpline as sole provider since 1 November 2019.

Respect – Men’s Advice Line
Website Mission: Men’s Advice Line is a team of friendly Advisors who will listen and believe you. Our team are available to offer you non-judgmental support, practical advice and information.
Our focus is to increase the safety of men experiencing domestic abuse (and the safety of any children) by providing confidential support.


UK Victims Support
Crime victim support numbers for various regions.

Other resource-related websites:

Befrienders Online
Find a crises line in your country

Joyful Heart
From their website Joyful Heart is a leading national organization with a mission to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and support survivors’ healing.

NNEDV (National Network to End Domestic Violence)
NNEDV is a social change organization dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. They want to make domestic violence a national priority, change the way society responds to domestic violence, and strengthen domestic violence advocacy at every level.

Speak Your Silence
Offers counseling
Website Mission: To help those affected by sexual abuse and assault move forward to live great lives.
International Suicide Hotline List

Victim Connect
Lots of great information and hotline lists.