Helplines and Links - Tracey Cardello

Helplines and Links

Suicide and Crisis

▪ Crisis Call Center
(800) 273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863 

Crisis Call Center’s 24-hour, 7 days, 365 days a year crisis line is here to provide a safe source of support for individuals in any type of crisis.
▪ National Suicide Hotline 
(800) 784-2433 

Provides help and hope through college campuses, high school events, online suicide crisis chat, suicide crisis hotlines, and other educational programs.
▪ National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
(800) 273-8255 

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

▪ Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline 
(630) 482-9696

 Suicide Prevention Services of America is one of only seven organizations in the United States devoted to saving lives and restoring hope through prevention, intervention, and postvention.
▪ United States National Suicide & Crisis Hotlines
 (800)-SUICIDE (784-2433) 

For Suicide Prevention & Emotional Crisis.


Alcohol and Substance Abuse

▪ Al-Anon Family Groups 
(888) 425-2666 Help for Families with Drinking-Related Problems
▪ Drug & Alcohol Treatment Hotline 

 Drug Rehab and Addiction Recovery Resources
▪ Narcotics Anonymous

If you are an addict and have chanced across these pages, give yourself a break and call one of our helplines.

▪ National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
 (800) 622-2255
▪ National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
 (800) 622-2255


 Domestic Violence / Sexual Violence

▪ Domestic Violence Hotline/Child Abuse
 (800) 799-7233 

Are you a victim of Abuse or knows anyone who is? Call for Help 24/7

▪ Elder Abuse Hotlines
 (800) 252-8966 

If you suspect elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, call your state’s elder abuse hotline or reporting number. Help is available.
▪ National Domestic Violence Hotline

 Hotline advocates are available to chat every day from 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. Central time
▪ Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (RAINN) 
(800) 656-HOPE (4673)

 Call to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

▪ Sexual Abuse – Stop It Now!
 (888) PREVENT (7738368)

 Together we can stop the Sexual Abuse of children. We’re Here to Help!


 Eating Disorders

▪ National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Eating Disorders
 (630) 577-1330

 An Eating Disorder Support Group
▪ National Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center 
(858) 481-1515

 We have been providing eating disorder referrals since 1999.
▪ National Eating Disorders Association 
(800) 931-2237 

NEDA Feeding Hope. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures, and access to quality care.


Gay & Lesbian National / GLBTQ

▪ Gay & Lesbian National Hotline 
(888) 843-4564 or text ANSWER to 839863 

Serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & questioning people by providing free and confidential peer-support and local resources.
▪ Gay & Lesbian Trevor HelpLine Suicide Prevention 
(800) 850-8078 

If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now.

▪ Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Program 
(800) 832-1901

 GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project, for reports and counseling needs
▪ GLBT National Youth Talkline 
(800) 246-PRIDE (77433) 

Monday thru Friday from 1 pm to 9 pm, Pacific time, (Monday thru Friday from 4 pm to midnight, eastern time), Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm, Pacific time; (Saturday from noon to 5 pm, eastern time)

▪ Trans Lifeline 
(877) 565-8860 

Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people.

The Recovery Villiage 866-807-3802 Substance abuse treatment that is knowledgeable about the needs of the LGBTQ community, welcoming and friendly.


Specific Disorder / Other

▪ National Institute of Mental Health Information Center 
(866) 615-6464

 Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.
▪ National Victims of Crime Center 
1 (800) FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255)

 Confidential referrals for crime victims
▪ Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) 
(800) 959-8277

 Led by experts in the fields of child development, mental health, and education, TAPS Programs provide safe spaces for military children to explore grief and embrace healing.
▪ American Chronic Pain Association
 (800) 533-3231 

Support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families
▪ CHADD-Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 
(800) 233-4050 

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national nonprofit organization that improves the lives of people affected by ADHD through education, advocacy, and support.
▪ Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) 
(800) 826 -3632 

Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA support groups can help you connect with others who have been there as well.
▪ Grief Recovery Institute 
(818) 907-9600
▪ Harvard Eating Disorders Center 
(888) 236-1188

 The Eating Disorders Center will fund research and educate students and faculty about preventing eating disorders, administrators said yesterday.
▪ National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) (888) 575-7373

▪ National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
(800) 950-NAMI (6264)


▪ Panic Disorder Information Hotline 
800-64-PANIC (72642)

 The compassionate staff at the panic disorder hotline can provide information about what happens during an attack and provide tips to help get through the attack.
▪ Self-Injury (Information only) 
 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288) 

S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior.


Sexual Health / Pregnancy

▪ AIDS Hotline (Youth only) 
(800) 788-1234 

Aids Action Committee –

▪ AIDS National Hotline 

National Prevention Information Network
▪ AIDS info 
(800) 448-0440 

Offering information on HIV/AIDS, treatment, prevention, and research
▪ American Pregnancy Helpline 
(866) 942-6466

 This site is primarily geared towards teenagers and young adults.
▪ American Sexual Health Association 
(919) 361-8488

 ASHA was founded in 1914 in New York City, formed out of early 20th-century social reform movements focused on fighting sexually transmitted infections (known then as venereal disease, or VD) and prostitution.
▪ Baby Safe Haven
 (888) 510-2229 

If you’re pregnant and do not feel you can care for your baby, or if you have a baby you cannot care for, you’ve come to the right place.
▪ Birthright International 
(800) 550-4900

 Being pregnant brings change, and change can be scary. It can feel like an ending, but it is a beginning too. We can help find hope with love and listening, and friendship.
▪ National AIDS Hotline 
(800) 232-4636 

AIDS Services Locators
▪ Planned Parenthood National Hotline 
(800) 230-7526 

Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.

▪ Postpartum Support International
 (800) 944-4773 

We provide direct peer support to families, train professionals, and provide a bridge to connect them.
▪ Project Inform HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline 
(800) 822-7422 

Project Inform believes it is possible to create the first generation free of HIV and hepatitis C within the next decade. To achieve that dream, we focus our work in four areas: drug development, biomedical prevention, education and healthcare access.
▪ STD Hotline 
(800) 227-8922 

CDC -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Youth and Parenting

▪ Adolescent Crisis Intervention & Counseling Nineline
 (800) 999-9999

 Covenant House offers services including healthcare, educational support/GED preparation/college scholarships, job readiness and skills training programs, drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, legal services, mental health services, mother/child programs, transitional living programs, street outreach and aftercare.

 The Boys Town National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors.
▪ Child At Risk Hotline 
(800) 792-5200

 To report abuse or neglect, call the Child-at-Risk Hotline anytime of the day or night.
▪ Child Welfare Information Gateway
 (800) FYI-3366 (800-394-3366) 

Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.
▪ Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
 800-4-A-CHILD (800 4-2-24453) 

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse
▪ CyberTipline for reporting the exploitation of children 
(800) 843-5678

 Reduce Child Sexual Abuse by calling our hotline
▪ Missing & Exploited Children Hotline

Report missing and exploited kids for immediate help.
▪ National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Hotline 
1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) 

If you think you have seen a missing child, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
▪ National Runaway Switchboard 
(800) 786-2929

 is a 24/7 Helpline for youths who are thinking or have run away from home.
▪ Parental Stress Line
 (800) 632-8188

 24/7 Parents or guardians with problems relating to their children do not hesitate to call us.
▪ Speak Up Prevent Gun Violence
 (866) 773-2587

 Call to anonymously report a weapon threat at school or in your community.
▪ Teen Helpline 
(800) 400-0900

 For teen-related problems and issues, we are here to listen and to help.
▪ Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline 
(800) 872-5437 

National Call Center for At-Risk Youth offers a 24-hour hotline for both parents and children.