Crisis Lines (Phone, Text, Chat)

A crisis line is a service that provides free, confidential support and resources for people in emotional distress. The service is provided by a trained crisis counselor by phone, text, and/or chat. You can get help for yourself or for someone you’re worried about. In addition to the resources listed below, some states have their own crisis lines with phone, text, and/or chat services.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 800-273-TALK (8255). TTY: 1-800-799-4889. Spanish: 1-888-628-9454
Online chat and other information: Go to

Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. TTY: 1-800-799-4889
Text: 838255
Online chat and other information: Go to

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741
Other information: Go to

Trevor Project
Provides suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people
Trevor Lifeline: Call 1-866-488-7386
TrevorText: Text START to 678678
TrevorChat and other information: Go to
TrevorSpace: a safe space social networking site at

Trans Lifeline
Provides emotional and financial support to transgender people in crisis
Call 1-877-565-8860
Other information: