Emergency Contacts #shareNIMH

Emergency and Mental Health Support in the United States


  • 911: For all emergencies, including medical and mental health crises.

Mental Health & Crisis Support:

General Support:

  • Essential Local and Community Services: 211; find services through 211.org (USAGov).

Specialized Hotlines:

  • LGBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
  • Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860; more info at Trans Lifeline (NIMH).
  • TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386 (LGBTQ young people under 25).

Substance Abuse & Addiction:

  • National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255

Eating Disorders:

  • National Crisis Line for Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA): 1-800-931-2237; more info at NEDA (NIMH).

Domestic Violence:

Planned Parenthood:

Veterans Support:

People out there, whatever number you’re thinking about calling—JUST CALL I know some of you worry about the 988 process and what it entails, which is exactly why I put that FAQ link here. So please, my friends and community, take advantage of the help that exists. If you decide not to call, try writing about it. Write a blog post about your experience, and let your story be heard. I'll even put it on our home page. We're in this together.