What To Do If You Are In Crisis

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, in danger of hurting yourself or others, feeling suicidal, overwhelmed, or in crisis, it's very important that you get immediate help! You can do one of the following immediately:

  • Call your local law enforcement agency (911).
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY).

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If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone at any time, day or night, whether you feel suicidal or not, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They can provide free confidential support in a variety of crisis situations, including immediate suicidal crisis, and they can provide general information about mental health.

  • Call to speak with someone who cares.
  • Call if you feel you might be in danger of hurting yourself.
  • Call to find referrals to mental health services in your area.
  • Call to speak to a crisis worker about someone you're concerned about.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also offers Lifeline Crisis Chat for online crisis support at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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If you are concerned that you or someone you care about may be experiencing emotional, physical, sexual, or other kinds of abuse, whether or not you would call it domestic violence, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (TTY: 1-800-787-3224). They provide free confidential support at any time, day or night.

  • Call if you think you may be experiencing emotional, sexual, physical, or other abuse.
  • Call for resources about safety within an abusive relationship or while trying to leave one.
  • Call for resources about safety and recovery after an abusive relationship has ended.
  • Call if you are afraid you may be abusing someone and want help changing your behavior.

You can also reach an advocate using their private chat services 7 a.m.–2 p.m. (CST) at www.thehotline.org.

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Sexual Assault and Abuse Resources

If you are concerned that you or someone you care about has experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse, or rape, you can call your local hotline and/or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). They provide free confidential support at any time, day or night.

  • Call to talk through what happened with a nonjudgmental staff member.
  • Call for a referral to a local crisis center or health facility.
  • Call for resources about recovering from sexual assault.
  • Call for information about medical or legal concerns.

You can also use the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at online.rainn.org for live, anonymous chat-based support.

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