Many families in the United States experience mental illness. Here is a list of resources that may help.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Crisis workers are available to talk 24/7. A confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network that provides crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
Visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org (website has a Chat option)
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is a not-for-profit organization providing free confidential crisis intervention via SMS message. Services are available 24 hours a day, every day, throughout the US, UK and Canada.
Text MHA to 741741 to be connected to a trained counselor.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Distress Helpline
Provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.
Text TalkWithUs to 66746.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline
Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline
Staff answer questions about mental health issues including symptoms of mental health conditions; treatment options; local support groups and services; education programs; and legal issues. Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a 24-hour confidential service for survivors, victims and those affected by domestic violence, intimate partner violence and relationship abuse.
Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233.
Text LOVEIS to 22522.
Veteran’s Crisis Line
Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Call: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals available.
Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
Chat online send a text message to 838255
National Child Abuse Hotline
Dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide confidential assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to emergency, social service, and support resources.