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Mental Health Helplines

Are you or someone you know in crisis? The following hotlines around the world can provide you with help.

Select your country: United States    UK    Ireland    Canada    Australia    New Zealand    India    Philippines    South Africa

 

Want to know what happens when you call a helpline?

To learn more about how hotlines, crisis lines, and peer support services work, see What to Expect When Calling a Helpline.

 

United States

Suicide prevention

Abuse and domestic violence

Addiction

ADHD

  • Contact an ADHD Specialist at CHADD: 866-200-8098

Alzheimer’s and dementia

Autism

Bullying

Caregiving

Eating disorders

Mental health

LGBTQ+

Parenting

Self-harm

Teens

  • Teen Line for youth in need of support: 800-852-8336 or text TEEN to 839863
  • Boys Town crisis hotline for girls and boys: 800-448-3000 or text VOICE to 20121
  • Thursday’s Child National Helpline for teens and young adults: 800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
  • National Runaway Safeline for runaway and homeless youth, teens in crisis, and concerned family/friends: 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)

Veterans

 

 

UK

Suicide prevention

Abuse and domestic violence

Addiction

ADHD

Alzheimer’s and dementia

Autism

Bullying

Caregiving

Eating disorders

Grief and loss

LGBTQ+

Mental health

Parenting

Self-harm

Sleep

Teens

Veterans

 

 

Republic of Ireland

Suicide prevention

Abuse and domestic violence

Addiction

ADHD

Alzheimer’s and dementia

Autism

Bullying

Caregiving

Eating disorders

  • Bodywhys Eating Disorders Associations of Ireland: 01 2107906

Grief and loss

LGBTQ+

Mental health

  • Mental Health Ireland: 01 2841166
  • Aware Depression & Bipolar Disorder Support: Freephone 1800 80 48 48
  • Grow mental health support: 1890 474 474
  • Shine supporting people affected by mental ill health: 01 541 3715

Parenting

  • Parentline national helpline: 1890 92 72 77 or 01 873 3500

Self-harm

  • Pieta House therapeutic support to those who engage in self-harm: 1800 247 247

Teens

 

 

Canada

Suicide prevention

Abuse and domestic violence

Addiction

ADHD

Alzheimer’s and dementia

Autism

Bullying

Caregiving

Eating disorders

Grief and loss

LGBTQ+

Mental health

Parenting

Self-harm

Teens

  • Kids Help Phone 24/7 national support service for young people under 30: 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868
  • Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453 (Canada and U.S.)
  • LGBT Youthline: 1-800-268-9688 or text 647-694-4275
  • Wellness Together Canada mental health and substance use support: 1-866-585-0445 or text WELLNESS to 741741
  • Youthspace online crisis and emotional support chat service: text 778-783-0177
  • Black Youth Helpline national helpline for Canadian youth and families: 416-285-9944 or 1-833-294-8650

Veterans

 

 

Australia

Suicide prevention

Abuse and domestic violence

Addiction

ADHD

Alzheimer’s and dementia

Autism

Bullying

  • Kids Helpline for young people aged 5-25: 1800 55 1800
  • Headspace national youth mental health service: 1800 650 890
  • Beyond Blue for young people: 1300 22 4636
  • QLife LGBTQ+ support helpline: 1800 184 527

Caregiving

Eating disorders

Grief and loss

  • GriefLine counselling and support services: 1300 845 745

LGBTQ+

  • QLife LGBTQ+ support helpline: 1800 184 527
  • Headspace national youth mental health service: 1800 650 890

Mental health

Parenting

Self-harm

Teens

Veterans

 

 

New Zealand

Suicide prevention

Abuse and domestic violence

  • Are You OK family violence helpline: 0800 456 450
  • Shine domestic abuse helpline: 0508 744 633
  • Women’s Refuge Crisisline: 0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE)
  • Kidsline for young people up to 18: 0800 543 754 (0800 KIDSLINE)

Addiction

ADHD

Alzheimer’s and dementia

Autism

Bullying

  • Youthline: 0800 376 633 or text 234
  • Kidsline for young people up to 18: 0800 543 754 (0800 KIDSLINE)
  • What’s Up counselling for children and teenagers: 0800 942 8787

Caregiving

Eating disorders

  • EDANZ for people with eating disorders and their families: 0800 2 EDANZ (0800 233 269) or in Auckland 09 522 2679

Grief and loss

  • Skylight for support through trauma, loss and grief: 0800 299 100

LGBTQ+

Mental health

Parenting

Self-harm

Teens

  • Youthline: 0800 376 633 or text 234
  • Kidsline for young people up to 18: 0800 543 754 (0800 KIDSLINE)
  • What’s Up counselling for children and teenagers: 0800 942 8787

Veterans

 

 

India

Suicide prevention

  • Sneha India 24/7 helpline: 91 44 24640050
  • AASRA 24/7 helpline and directory: 91-9820466726
  • Samaritans Mumbai helpline for those who are stressed, distressed, depressed, or suicidal: +91 84229 84528, +91 84229 84529, or +91 84229 84530
  • Jeevan Aastha Helpline for mental health counseling: 1800 233 3330
  • 1Life 24-7 suicide prevention and crisis support: 7893078930

Abuse and domestic violence

Addiction

Alzheimer’s and dementia

Autism

Bullying

Caregiving

Grief and loss

LGBTQ+

  • iCALL Helpline for professional, free and LGBTQ-friendly mental health counseling: 9152987821
  • Queerythm helpline for LGBTIQ community: +91 9747811406
  • Naz Foundation for Lesbian and Women Sexuality Support: +91 11 41325042 or +91 11 40793157/58
  • Or search LGBTQ India Helplines for regional numbers

Mental health

  • KIRAN Ministry of Social Justice mental health helpline: 1800-599-0019
  • Vandrevala Foundation support for mental health: +1 256 666 2142 or +91 9999 666 555
  • Mann Talks to speak with a trained mental health professional: +91-8686139139
  • AASRA 24/7 helpline and directory: 91-9820466726
  • Samaritans Mumbai helpline for those who are stressed, distressed, depressed, or suicidal: +91 84229 84528, +91 84229 84529, or +91 84229 84530
  • The MINDS Foundation for those experiencing mental health problems: 18005-477-200
  • Jeevan Aastha Helpline for mental health counseling: 1800 233 3330
  • Childline India for children, teens, and adults concerned about them: 1098
  • iCALL Helpline for professional and free mental health counseling: 9152987821
  • Voice that Cares Psychosocial First Aid (PSFA) Helpline: 8448-8448-45

Parenting

  • Childline India for children, teens, and adults concerned about them: 1098
  • iCALL Helpline for professional and free mental health counseling: 9152987821

Self-harm

  • Childline India for children, teens, and adults concerned about them: 1098
  • iCALL Helpline for professional and free mental health counseling: 9152987821
  • KIRAN Ministry of Social Justice mental health helpline: 1800-599-0019
  • Vandrevala Foundation support for mental health: +1 256 666 2142 or +91 9999 666 555
  • Mann Talks to speak with a trained mental health professional: +91-8686139139

Teens

  • Childline India for children, teens, and adults concerned about them: 1098
  • KIRAN Ministry of Social Justice mental health helpline: 1800-599-0019
  • Vandrevala Foundation support for mental health: +1 256 666 2142 or +91 9999 666 555
  • Mann Talks to speak with a trained mental health professional: +91-8686139139

 

 

Philippines

Suicide prevention

  • National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) crisis hotlines: from landline call 1553, from cellphone call: 0917-899-8727, 0966-351-4518, or 0908-639-2672
  • In Touch Philippines free and anonymous 24/7 crisis line: +63 2 8893 7603, +63 917 800 1123, or +63 922 893 8944
  • Natasha Goulbourn Foundation HOPELINE PH 24/7 Suicide Prevention and Emotional Crisis Line: 2919 for Globe/TM, 0917.558.4673, 0918.873.4673, or (02) 8804-4673
  • Tawag Paglaum – Centro Bisaya 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline: Smart/Sun: 0939-9375433, 0939-9365433, Globe/TM: 0927-6541629

Abuse and domestic violence

Addiction

Mental health

Teens

 

 

South Africa

  • Emergency: 10 111 for police or 10 177 for an ambulance

Suicide prevention

Abuse and domestic violence

Addiction

ADHD

Alzheimer’s and dementia

Autism

Bullying

Caregiving

LGBTQ+

Mental health

Self-harm

Parenting

Teens

 

HelpGuide provides this list of helplines to our readers for informational purposes only. HelpGuide is unable to regularly verify these resources and so does not endorse any of the services or organizations listed. We strongly encourage our readers to take steps to verify the credibility of any organization offering mental health or other support.

Last updated: November 2021