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







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:






                                                                                                    ALCOHOL/SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Al-Anon Family Groups:

National Alcoholism Abuse Center

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


Alcoholics Anonymous:

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

Narcotics Anonymous 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)

A toll-free helpline.

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

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

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.


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

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

Helpline in Northern Ireland for Agoraphobia and Anxiety.

Helpline for anxiety disorders, panic attacks etc.

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

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.



 A helpline.

A helpline.

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

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

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.

To report a case of suspected child abuse.

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

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

Toll free helpline.

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.

A helpline for abused children



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

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

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)



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

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.

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.

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

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



Helpline and youthline for those with eating disorders.

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

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

Information and support helpline.

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.


specializes in trans* issues


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

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

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


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.

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

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

Resource for asexuals

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

Hotline for gays and lesbians in Belgium.

Helpline for advice and support.

Phoneline for bisexuals.

Provides confidential, nonjudgmental support.

The helpline for gay and lesbian Catholics.

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



 A national helpline offering information.

A national, toll-free helpline.

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

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

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

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



Offers information about depression.

Free publications about depression for people of all ages.

Request information about depression.


Help and information line.

Leave a message and get advice.



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.

Offers a confidential helpline service on selected days and times.

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. 



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


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.

24-hour crisis helpline.

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

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.

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.

08451 221 331

0208 683 3311

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

(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)

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




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.


1-800-999-9915       (tty)

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

For children and teens.

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

A confidential helpline for youth run by youth.

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





Finding Therapy, Doctors, & Medication 

General Recovery:

Substance Addictions:

Restrictive Eating Disorders:

Binge & Compensate Disorders:

Binge ED/Compulsive Eating Disorders

General Anxiety:

Social Phobia/Anxiety


Family and Friends:

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July 24, 2014


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.

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.

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