The most common advice from peers who have been through hard times is reach out for help right away. This independent national hotline is answered by people who are trained to offer support and guidance on any topic, and everything is confidential.
If you are in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police station, and don't be shy about asking for what you need.
Trust your intuition. Keep seeking help until you have a greater feeling of safety.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
For anyone who needs help, whether or not they are thinking about suicide. People have called about all topics, including addiction, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation, abuse, depression, and loneliness.
Crisis Text Line
Text “Hello” to 741-741
Speak anonymously with a compassionate, trained crisis counselor by texting “Hello” to 741-741. Help is available 24/7, and the service is free and confidential.
Trevor Lifeline - LGBTQ
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people.
Your Life Your Voice
Information, live chat and text support for teens on all topics, including depression, cutting, eating disorders, addiction, violence, sexual abuse, bullying, family relationships, and other challenges.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
Crisis intervention, support and information for children and those concerned about them.
Anonymous School Violence Hotline
Student hotline for safe and anonymous reporting of threats and violence concerns in schools and communities.