U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Crisis Intervention

National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline offers crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national, 24-hour, and toll-free suicide prevention service available to all those in suicidal crisis who are seeking help. Individuals seeking help can dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Review Date: November 08, 2012

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Veterans Crisis Line

People who know a veteran best may be the first to recognize emotional distress and reach out for support. If you know a veteran who is in crisis, call 1-800-273-8255.

Review Date: November 08, 2012

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Runaway Safeline Home Page

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY, a 24-hour crisis line, if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home through our Home Free program.

Review Date: November 08, 2012

National Runaway Safeline

Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers

Find toll-free crisis hotlines sponsored by organizations providing information and support to people affected by child abuse, family violence, missing/abducted children, rape/incest, relief for caregivers, runaways, and crime victims.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Teen Help Lines

If you are a teen facing problem, here are names and phone numbers of organizations that can help.

Review Date: November 08, 2012


Love Is Respect - National Dating Abuse Helpline

The National Dating Abuse Helpline is a national 24-hour resource available to answer your questions about teen dating abuse. Visit loveisrespect.org to chat with a peer advocate.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Boys Town National Hotline

Teens and families can call 1-800-448-3000 around the clock to speak with a trained counselor for help with depression, stress, peer pressure, suicidal thoughts, parenting problems, runaways, relationship issues, abuse, and much more. Translations and TDD line: 1-800-448-1833.

Review Date: December 09, 2012

Boys Town

Learn the Warning Signs of Suicide (Video)

The number one cause of suicide is untreated depression. Learn the warning signs of suicide. If you or a friend of yours is thinking of ending the pain by ending your own life, talk to your family, friends or other special people in your life.

Review Date: November 08, 2012

Kristin Brooks Hope Center

Mental Health First Aid: FAQ

Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aiders learn a single 5-step strategy that includes assessing risk, empathic listening, and identifying appropriate professional help.

Review Date: November 08, 2012

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

Sexual Assault

This publication discusses sexual assault, including types and what to do if you have been sexually assaulted.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Center for the Pacific Asian Family

Thinking About Suicide?

The last thing that most people expect is that they will run out of reasons to live. But if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, you need to know that you’re not alone. For immediate help, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Review Date: November 08, 2012

American Association of Suicidology

Tips for Helping Students Recovering from Traumatic Events- (PDF)

This brochure provides practical information for parents and students who are coping with the aftermath of a natural disaster, as well others who are helping those affected. Although the focus is on natural disasters, these tips may apply to other traumas students may experience.

Review Date: November 08, 2012

U.S. Department of Education