The Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
1-800-246-PRIDE (7743) (Youth Talkline)
Online Peer-Support CHAT
Online chat available at www.lgbthotline.org/chat
Monday – Friday from 4 pm to midnight, eastern time
Saturday from noon to 5 pm, eastern time
A non-profit organization which provides nationwide confidential toll-free peer-counseling, information, and referrals for youth and adults. Coming out, relationships, bullying, family concerns, safer sex info, suicide prevention, discrimination, and more.
A 24/7 hotline available in the U.S. and Canada staffed by transgender people for transgender people.
1-877-565-8860 (United States)
Confidential, 24/7 crisis support.
The Trevor Project
The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7/365.
Confidential online instant messaging with a Trevor counselor, available 24/7.
Access through a computer.
Text START to 678-678
Confidential text messaging with a Trevor counselor, available 24/7/365.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-8255 (online chat available)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24/7.
Crisis TEXT Line
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime.
Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform.
GLBT National Youth Talkline (through age 25)
Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
The National Runaway Safeline
Provides advice and assistance to runaways, including resources, shelter, transportation, assistance in finding counseling and transitioning back to home life.
Self Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E)
Information, support and therapy referrals for those coping with non-suicidal self-injury. Including Free Parent Webinar presented by Dr. Wendy Lader, co-author of Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers.
National AIDS Hotline
800-342-AIDS (2437) / 800-344-7432 (Spanish)
The National AIDS Hotline (NAH), a service of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is an information resource for the population of the United States, its Territories, and Puerto Rico concerning the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Since its inception in 1983, NAH has grown to be the world’s largest health-related hotline service. NAH has received an average of more than 1.4 million calls per year since October 1987. Services of NAH include responding to the public’s questions about HIV and AIDS and providing referrals to State and local resources. All services, including HIV and AIDS publications, are provided free of charge. The public contacts NAH 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through a toll-free telephone system. Services are available to English-speaking, Spanish-speaking, and deaf populations. Each service has its own telephone number–English-speaking, 1-800-342-2437; Spanish-speaking, 1-800-344-7432; TTY service for the deaf, 1-800-243-7889.
Violence & Abuse
Anti-Violence Project Hotline
212-714-1141 (English and Spanish)
A free, bilingual (English/Spanish), 24-hour, 365-day-a-year crisis intervention hotline (212-714-1141) that is staffed by trained volunteers and our professional counselor/advocates to offer support to LGBTQ & HIV-affected victims and survivors of any type of violence. Receives nearly 3,000 calls a year—an average of one call every three hours. Callers receive immediate crisis counseling and on-going short or long-term counseling and other supportive services, including police, court and social services advocacy and accompaniment. If you are reporting from outside of New York and would like services, staff can help refer you to a local AVP or other source of local support.
U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-7233 (English and Spanish)
Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages. They also have an online chat feature available.
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
800-656-HOPE / 800-810-7440 (TTY)
The nation’s largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline
1-800-662-HELP (4357) 24/7
Free and confidential information in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues.