Hotlines & Resources For Those In Need!

  • Posted on: July 24, 2014
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Certain life situations are out of our control. They take the power away from us. As difficult as this is, there is a way to get that power back, whatever the situation. Many times the first step in this is asking for help, finding more information, being listened to. Accepting that it is not your fault and you’re not alone. I know that’s always said and sometimes you just don’t want people preaching to you that you’re not alone when it feels all but that. So with that, I’m going to leave you with this extensive collection of various hotlines and resources to help you take back the power that has been taken away from you. Bookmark this post for future reference, pass it along.

So many, many thanks to Gabe and http://festeringfae.tumblr.com/hotlines  for the information and to all these wonderful organizations.

 

 

  1. Quick emergency numbers
  2. Alcohol/ Substance Abuse
  3. Anxiety
  4. Child Abuse
  5. Domestic Violence
  6. Eating Disorders
  7. Sexual/Gender Minority
  8. Mental Health
  9. Mood Disorders: Depression, Bipolar
  10. OCD
  11. Self Injury
  12. Sexual Assault
  13. Teen Crisis

 

Emergency Numbers

 

  • Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
  • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
  • LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255
  • Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
  • Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
  • Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
  • Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
  • Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
  • Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
  • Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253

 

 

 

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Also, this website is like a suicide hotline but with chat instead for when you need help, but can’t talk on the phone: https://www.imalive.org/

For additional resources (particularly hotlines in other countries) please visit:

http://www.pandys.org/crisissupport.html

http://greencarnations.tumblr.com/post/72979995637/im-feeling-really-suicidal-right-now

                                                                     

                                                                             


 

                                                                                                    ALCOHOL/SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Al-Anon Family Groups:

  • 1-888-4AL-ANON  (1-888-425-2666) A confidential line to find information on meetings in your local area.
  • Alcohol drug helpline (New Zealand) 0800 787 797 (10am – 10pm) For information, referrals, and intervention service.

National Alcoholism Abuse Center

Call (800) 784-6776     (24/7) or chat online with professional here (24/7)

 

Alcoholics Anonymous:

  • 0845 769 7555 – UK
  • 1-800-344-2666 – USA
  • 32-3-239-1415 – Belgium

A confidential line to find information on meetings in your local area.

  • American Council on Alcoholism: 1-800-527-5344 A toll-free helpline.
  • Drinkline – UK: 0800 917 8282 Offers advice, information and support to anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking, regardless of age or gender.
  • Druglijn – Belgium: 078/15 10 20 A helpline.

Narcotics Anonymous UK:

  • 0300 999 1212 – UK

A helpline providing information and contacts. More information can be found at ukna.org.

National Cocaine Hotline: 1-800-COCAINE (262-2463) 24 hour. Information, crisis intervention, and referrals to local rehab centers for all types of drug dependency.

Drug Abuse Hotline
Call (855) 559-2623     (24/7)

  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information: 1-800-729-6686
  • Hearing Impaired: 1-800-487-4889
  • Espanol:  1-877-767-8432

A toll-free helpline.

  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: 1-800-NCA-CALL (1-800-622-2255) A 24-hour affiliate referral helpline.
  • RELEASE Heroin Helpline – UK: 0845 4500 215

The Helpline offers help, advice, information, support and referral to people affected directly and indirectly by heroin use.

  • RE-Solv – UK: (01785 810762)

Support, advice and information for people affected by solvent and volatile substance abuse.

  • Talk to Frank – UK: (0800 77 66 00)

A 24-hour, confidential helpline. Gives advice and information to anyone in the UK concerned about drugs. Is available in other languages at certain times.


ANXIETY

  • Anxiety Hotline – NY, NJ, CT (US) (1-212-726-2390)

24 hour hotline for social anxiety and panic treatment. For those calling from the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area only.

  • First Steps – UK: (0845 120 2916)

Helpline for anyone experiencing general anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorders, etc.

  • Northern Ireland Agoraphobia and Anxiety Society (NIAAS): (0845 122 8630)

Helpline in Northern Ireland for Agoraphobia and Anxiety.

  • No Panic – UK: (0808 808 0545)

Helpline for anxiety disorders, panic attacks etc.

  • Panic Disorder Information Hotline: (1-800-64-PANIC)

Provides information on panic disorder and referrals to counselors in your local area.

  • The National Phobics Society – UK: 08444 775 774     0161 227 9898

Telephone helpline service in the UK between 9:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday. A helpline for individuals affected by anxiety, phobias, compulsive disorders and/or panic attacks.


 

CHILD ABUSE

  • Aide à la jeunesse – Belgium: (103)

 A helpline.

  • Child Focus – European Center for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children – Belgium: (110)

A helpline.

  • Childhelp USA: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
  • Hearing Impaired: 1-800-2-A-CHILD  (1-800-222-4453)

A 24-hour hotline for those being abused and those who know of someone being abused. Professional crisis counselors offer help and support.

  • Childline – UK: 0800 11 11

A free national helpline for youth in trouble or danger in the UK.

  • Childline – South Africa: 08000 55555

A 24-hour, toll-free helpline for abused youth and friends/family in South Africa. Answered by trained counsellors. Offers free counseling by phone or in person.

  • Child Protection Service Hotline (MCYS) – Singapore (1800-258 6378)

To report a case of suspected child abuse.

  • Kids Help Line – Australia (1-800-55-1800) 

A 24-hour, toll free national helpline for youth in Australia.

  • Kids Help Phone – Canada (1-800-668-6868)

A 24-hour, toll free national helpline for youth in Australia. In English and French.

  • Makkala Sahaya Vani – India: 1098

Toll free helpline.

  • NSPCC – UK:

0808 800 5000 – English

0800 096 7714 – Bengali/Sylheti

0800 096 7715 – Gujarati

0800 096 7716 – Hindi

0800 096 7717 – Punjabi

0800 096 7718 – Urdu

0800 096 7719 – English Asian service

A free helpline for those worried about a child. Offered in several Asian languages.

Child abuse hotlines throughout the United States.

  • Tinkle Friend – Singapore (1800 – 2744788)

A helpline for abused children


 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

an incomplete list of Domestic Violence shelters for Queer and Trans* People of Color in all 50 United States. This list will also contain reading resources with tools for addressing abuse and domestic violence in queer communities: http://marchoftigers.tumblr.com/post/73655047851/qpoc-domestic-violence-resources-and-literature

  • Broken Rainbow 0300 999 LGBT (5428) 08452 60 44 60

Supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who are experiencing domestic violence in the UK.

  • Live Chat with Loveisrespect.org (7 days/week, 5pm-3am EST)
  • Anti-Violence Project (AVP) out of NYC has a 24-hour hotline and they focus on LGBTQ survivors and their allies. http://www.avp.org
  • Communities United Against Violence: 24Hr Safety Line: 415-333-HELP (4357)
  • Survivor Project (specializes in trans* issues): 503-288-3191
  • Email the National Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7)
  • Domestic Violence Crisis Services – Australia:

1800 811 811 (women) / 1800 600 636 (men) / tty: 1800 812 225 (Queensland)

1800 019 116 (Northern Territory)

(03) 9373 0123 / 1800 015 188 (Victoria)

1800 656 463 / 1800 67 14 42 (tty) (New South Wales)

(02) 6280 0900/ 6247 2525  (ACT)

(03) 6233 2529 or 1800 633 937 (North), 1800 608 122 (Statewide) (Tasmania)

1800 800 098 (South Australia)

1800 007 339 (Women) / 1800 000 599 (Men) (Western Australia)

  • Domestic Violence Hotline – US

1-800-548-2722

1-877-633-0044

A 24 hour, bilingual referral line for counseling, lawyers and support for battered women and their children.

  • Domestic Violence Hotline – US/Canada: 1-800-799-SAFE       (7233) or  1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

A national, toll-free, 24-hour hotline for victims of domestic violence and those who know of someone who is experiencing domestic violence. Provides crisis intervention, information about domestic violence and referrals to local service providors and agencies. Also serves the United States.

  • Jewish Women’s Aid: (0800 591203) A free-phone national confidential helpline for Jewish women affected by domestic violence.
  • Men’s Advice Line – UK (0808 801 0327) For male victim’s of domestic violence in the UK in a heterosexual, gay, bi-sexual or transgender relationship and need confidential help.
  • Safe Ireland +353 (0)90 64 79078
  • Northern Ireland Women’s Aid Society Domestic Abuse Helpline (0800 917 1414) Free, 24-hour helpline for victims of domestic violence. Offers information and support, referrals, counseling and services for children.
  • Safe Horizon Hotline – US

1-800-621-HOPE       (4673)

1-866-604-5350       (TDD)

Free, 24-hour helpline for victims of domestic violence. Completely confidential. Provides advice, information and temporary refuge for women threatened by emotional and physical abuse.

  • Scottish Women’s Aid Society Domestic Abuse Helpline (0 800 027 1234)

Free, 24-hour helpline for victims of domestic violence. Offers information and support, referrals, counseling and services for children.

  • Women’s Aid National Domestic Violence Helpline – UK (0808 2000 247) 

Free, 24-hour helpline for victims of domestic violence. Completely confidential. Provides advice, information and temporary refuge for women threatened by emotional and physical abuse.

For additional resources (particularly hotlines in other countries) please visit http://www.pandys.org/crisissupport.html


 

EATING DISORDERS

  • beat eating disorders – UK: 0845 634 1414 (helpline) 0845 634 7650 – youthline

Helpline and youthline for those with eating disorders.

  • Caraline – UK (01582 457474)

Helpline providing counselling and support for people experiencing anorexia, bulimia, COED.

  • Food Addiction Hotline – US (1-800-872-0088) A hotline.
  • National Eating Disorders Association – US (1-800-931-2237)

A toll-free, national helpline that provides services, help and guidance to those with eating disorders and their friends/family.

  • National Organization of Anorexia and Associated Disorders (1-847-831-3438) Information, support and treatment referrals.
  • NIWE (Northern Initiative on Women and Eating) – UK (0191) 221 0233 

Information and support helpline.

  • Overeaters Anonymous – UK 07000 784985

24hr information line on a machine.


SEXUAL/GENDER MINORITY (TRANSGENDER/GENDERQUEER, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, ASEXUAL, QUESTIONING, GAY, ETC) Note: As only one asexual hotline was found, a separate page for asexual blogs was made— these might provide additional guidance.

 

  • Survivor Project: 503-288-3191

specializes in trans* issues

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  • The Beaumont Society – UK (07000 – 287878)

National 24hr helpline and other support for transvestites, transsexuals, their partners and families.

  • The Beaumont Trust 07000 – 287878 (07000 BTRUST)

Helpline for transsexuals, transvestites and their partners. Referral to specialist agencies, counselors and self-help groups.

  • The D’Arcy Lainey Foundation (DALAFO) 01380 727 935

Information and support for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender parents and their children.

  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Helpline and Peer Listing Line

1-617-267-9001

1-888-340-4528 (toll free)

1-617-267-2535 (peer listening)

1-800-399-PEER (peer listening, toll free)

A national, toll-free helpline and peer listening line.

  • Gay & Lesbian Friend Helpline (Gloucestershire) – UK (01452) 306800

A helpline for anyone concerned about their sexuality. Has an extensive list of links to other helplines in the UK for gays and lesbians.

  • Gay and Lesbian National Hotline: 1-888-THE-GLNH       (1-888-843-4564)

Toll-free, nationwide hotline for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth. Completely confidential. Offers information, referrals and peer counseling.

  • “Strictly Asexuality” 215-525-3595

Resource for asexuals

  • Gender Trust – UK (0845 231 0505)

Helpline for people who are transsexual, gender dysphoric or transgender.

  • holebifoon 0800 99 533

Hotline for gays and lesbians in Belgium.

  • The Lesbian and Gay Foundation – UK 0845 3 30 30 30 (local call rate) 6pm-10pm (Staffed), 10pm-6pm (automated system).

Helpline for advice and support.

  • London Bisexual Phoneline – UK 0845 450 1263

Phoneline for bisexuals.

  • London Gay and Lesbian Switchboard – UK (020 7837 7324)

Provides confidential, nonjudgmental support.

  • Quest Linkine – UK (0808 808 0234)

The helpline for gay and lesbian Catholics.

  • The Trevor Project 1-866-4-U-TREVOR

Toll-free, suicide hotline for gay and lesbian youth (and those questioning their sexuality). Offers information and support


 

MENTAL HEALTH

  • MIND (National Association for Mental Health – UK (0845 766 0163)

 A national helpline offering information.

  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill: 1-800-950-NAMI (1-800-950-6264) Hearing Impaired: 1-703-516-7227

A national, toll-free helpline.

  • The National Mental Health Association Information Center: 1-800-273-TALK

A toll-free national hotline. Information on mental illnesses and treatments given, as well as referrals for treatment services in your area.

  • SANEline – UK:  (0845 767 8000)

A national helpline offering information, crisis care and emotional support to anyone affected by mental health problems. Referrals may also be given.

  • Supportline UK: (020) 8554 9004

A confidential telephone helpline which provides support to any individual with any issue.

  • Threshold – Women and Mental Health Infoline – UK (0808 808 6000)

Provides information and fact sheets, details of services throughout the UK, self-help and support group contacts and information on counseling and therapy.


 

MOOD DISORDERS: DEPRESSION, BIPOLAR

  • Depression Alliance – UK: (0845 123 23 20)

Offers information about depression.

  • Depression Awareness, Recognition and Treatment (D/ART) (1-800-421-4211)

Free publications about depression for people of all ages.

  • iFred (1-800-422-HOPE)
  • National Depressive & Manic-Depressive Association (1-800-826-3632)

Request information about depression.

OCD

  • OCD Action – UK (0845 390 OCDA (6232) / 020 7253 2664)

Help and information line.

  • OCD Hotline – New Jersey, New York, Connecticut (1-212-726-2390)

Leave a message and get advice.


 

SELF INJURY

Resource where you can chat with other SI-ers who will help you overcome the urge to SI. If you are an SI-er who is “feeling good (even if it’s temporary) you can also counsel others.

S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® is a world-renowned treatment program that in its more than Twenty-Five years of operation has helped thousands of people successfully end self-injurious behavior. A treatment team of experts uses therapy, education, and support to empower clients to identify healthier ways to cope with emotional distress. The S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® philosophy and model of treatment focus on shifting control to the client, empowering them to make healthy choices, including the choice to not self-injure.

  • Bristol Crisis Service for Women – UK + 44 (0) 117 925 1119

Offers a confidential helpline service on selected days and times.

  • SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends) Alternative Information Line:   1-800-DONT-CUT
  • ZEST – Northern Ireland  0287 126 6999

Telephone counseling and other support services for individuals who self harm or attempt suicide.

Contains basic information about self-injury, how to help yourself or a friend, and a list of 146 Things to Do Besides Self-Harm, along with other information. 


 

SEXUAL ASSAULT

  • Trans friendly rape survivor resources  https://web.archive.org/web/20130629030622/http://www.questioningtransphobia.com/?p=3512

If unable to speak by phone, RAINN can help you online.

www.malesurvivor.org

  • Centre Against Sexual Assault – Australia 1800 806 292 (if you live in Victoria but outside of metropolitan Melbourne) Confidential telephone counseling, information, and referral.
  • Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse – UK (CARA) 01206 769795

Confidential and non-judgemental support service for women and girls who have been raped, sexually abused or assaulted either recently. Telephone help-line is open twice a week.

  • Dublin Rape Crisis Centre – Ireland 1 800 778 888

24-hour crisis helpline.

  • Nottelefon Zurich (Help Phone) – Switzerland 044 291 46 46

Counseling by phone and in person, as well as free referrals to doctors and legal advisers.

  • Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE

The only national hotline for victims of sexual assault. Offers free, confidential counseling 24 hours a day. It connects the caller to the number of their local rape crisis center.

  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Counseling: 01962 848024 (women)  01962 848027 (men)

Calls can be from young people and men and women, people who may have been subjected to rape, sexual abuse and any form of sexual violence and their partners, relatives or friends. In the UK.

  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Report Centre (UK)

08451 221 331

0208 683 3311

National helpline for female and male survivors, partners and family.

  • Sexual Assault Crisis Helplines – Australia

(06)247 2525 (ACT)

(02) 9819 6565 / 1800 424 017 (outside Sydney) tty: (02) 9181 4349 (New South Wales) 08 8945 0155 (Mon-Fri, 8:30-5pm) / 08 8922 7156 (24 hr) (Northern Territory)

3391 0004 / 1800 242 526 (Queensland)

(08) 8226 8787 (South Australia)

6231 1811 / 6231 1817 (after hours) (Hobart and Southern) (Tasmania)

634 2740 (Launceston) (Tasmania)

6431 9711 (North West) (Tasmania)

1800 806 292 (Victoria)

9340 1828 / 1800 199 888 (statewide)(Western Australia)

  • Survivors UK: 0845 122 120 (7pm-10pm Mon/Tue/Thu)

Offers confidential and emotional support on the telephone for children, young adults and adults affected by male sex abuse in the UK.

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TEEN CRISIS

  • Live Chat with National Runaway Switchboard (7:30 pm -1:00 am EST)
  • Boys and Girls Town National Hotline: 1-800-448-3000     Hearing Impaired: 1-800-448-1833

A toll-free national hotline for girls and boys and parents to call with any problem(s) they may have. Professional counselors give answers and support and can help find services and agencies in the callers’ local area. Spanish-speaking counselors are available and there are translation services for 100+ languages.

  • Covenant House Nine Line

1-800-999-9999

1-800-999-9915       (tty)

For teens in crisis. A free, confidential helpline that is available 24-hours a day.

  • Kinder- en jongerentelefoon – Belgium: 102

For children and teens.

  • National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-RUNAWAY

A national, toll-free hotline for runaway and homeless youth, teens in crisis and concerned family/friends. Completely confidential.

  • Youth2Youth Helpline – UK 020 8896 3675  Monday and Thursday – 6.30pm to 9.30pm

A confidential helpline for youth run by youth.

  • Youth Access – UK 0208 772 9900

A helpline for youth that puts them in touch with services in their area and counselors.


 

 

 

Emergencies:

Finding Therapy, Doctors, & Medication 

General Recovery:

Substance Addictions:

Restrictive Eating Disorders:

Binge & Compensate Disorders:

Binge ED/Compulsive Eating Disorders

General Anxiety:

Social Phobia/Anxiety

Depression:

Family and Friends:

2 Comments

  1. JudyO · July 4, 2015

    Hello, I work on the Narcotics Anonymous UK National Helpline and I see your website does not have our most up-to-date information. Our new number is 0300 999 1212, and all other numbers are now obsolete. Please delete 0845 373 3366 and also 020 7730 0009. We changed our number to make it almost free to call from a mobile phone. Our website features this new number at http://www.ukna.org
    We would be grateful if you could make these changes as quickly as possible. Thanks.
    JudyO

    • Gabriel · July 21, 2015

      Thank you for letting us know! I believe I’ve made the changes– let me know if I changed the wrong thing or misunderstood in any way! We really appreciate you contacting us to help us update our information.