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11 Mental Health Resources: Harm Reduction and Crisis Hotlines

MHA Screening 

Online screening at is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine if you’re experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Our screens are free, confidential, and scientifically validated. 

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support to people in distress – you don’t need to be suicidal to reach out. Call 1-800-273-8255 to be connected with a crisis counselor. Crisis counselors who speak Spanish are available at 1-888-628-9454

988 Text Line 

When you text 988, you will complete a short survey letting the crisis counselor know a little about your situation. You will be connected with a trained crisis counselor in a crisis center who will answer the text, provide support, and share resources if needed. 

Crisis Text Line 

If you prefer texting to talking on the phone, text MHA to 741-741 to be connected with a crisis counselor who will help you get through your big emotions. 

Domestic Violence Hotline 

If you’re experiencing domestic violence, looking for resources or information, or are questioning unhealthy aspects of your relationship, call 1-800-799-7233 or go to to virtually chat with an advocate. 

Child Help National Child Abuse Hotline 

If you or a child you know is being hurt or doesn’t feel safe at home, you can call or text 1-800-4-ACHILD (1-800-422-4453) or start an online chat at to reach a crisis counselor. They can help you figure out next steps to work through what is happening and stay safe. 

The Trevor Project 

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth. Trained counselors are available 24/7 to youth in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free person to talk to. Call 1-866- 488-7386, text START to 678-678, or start an online chat at

Trans Lifeline 

Dial 877-565-8860 for US and 877-330-6366 for Canada. Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. 

Strong Hearts Native Helpline 

Call 1-844-762-8483. The Strong Hearts Native Helpline is a confidential and anonymous culturally appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans available every day from 7 am-10 pm CT. 

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Helpline 

Call 1-855-378-4373 if you are having difficulty accessing support for your family, or a loved one struggling with addiction faces care or treatment challenges, the Partnership for Drug-free Kids' specialists can guide you. Support is available in English and Spanish, from 9 am-midnight ET weekdays and noon-5 pm ET on weekends. 

Caregiver Help Desk 

Contact Caregiver Action Network's Care Support Team by dialing 855-227-3640. Staffed by caregiving experts, the Help Desk helps you find the right information you need to help you navigate your complex caregiving challenges. Caregiving experts are available 8 am–7 pm ET. 

This information was sourced from the resource guide for immediate help published by Mental Health America.