Hotlines

Hotlines are phone numbers that you can call for emergencies, and can take you to the head of the government. You can use these for drugs/alcohol abuse, rape, bullying, depression, eating disorders, etc. If you are ever in danger, you can call any of the numbers listed below to find help right away.

Teen Health and Wellness

Teen Health and Wellness is a website and an organization that helps many kids and young adults deal with their problems, and be there as someone to talk to.

Alcohol and Drugs

Al-Anon/Alateen
888-425-2666
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday
http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/index.php

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://crisiscallcenter.org/crisisservices.html

The National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center
800-784-6776
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.addictioncareoptions.com

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
800-662-HELP (4357)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.niaaa.nih.gov

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.thursdayschild.org

Bullying and Cyberbullying

Bullying UK (UK only)
0808-800-2222
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.bullying.co.uk

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://crisiscallcenter.org/crisisservices.html

CyberTipline
800-843-5678
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.cybertipline.com

Kids Helpline (Australia only)
1800-55-1800
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.kidshelp.com.au

Kids Help Phone (Canada only)
800-668-6868
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.kidshelpphone.ca

National Suicide Hotline
800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
800-442-HOPE (4673)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.hopeline.com

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.thursdayschild.org

The Trevor Lifeline (U.S. only)
866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.thetrevorproject.org

Your Life Iowa: Bullying Support and Suicide Prevention
(855) 581-8111 (24/7) or text TALK to 85511 (4–8 PM every day)
Chat is available Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 PM–12:00 AM
http://www.yourlifeiowa.org

Depression

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://crisiscallcenter.org/crisisservices.html

Depression and Bipolar Support
800-273-TALK (8255)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.dbsalliance.org

National Hopeline Network
800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
800-442-HOPE (4673)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.hopeline.com

Crisis Center and Hotlines Locator by State
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/getinvolved/locator

Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline
630-482-9696
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.spsamerica.org

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.thursdayschild.org

Your Life Iowa: Bullying Support and Suicide Prevention
(855) 581-8111 (24/7) or text TALK to 85511 (4–8 PM every day)
Chat is available Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 PM–12:00 AM
http://www.yourlifeiowa.org

Rape

Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline
800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.childhelpusa.org

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://crisiscallcenter.org/crisisservices.html

loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
(866) 331-9474
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.loveisrespect.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE (7233)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.ndvh.org

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
800-656-HOPE (4673)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.rainn.org

Safe Horizon’s Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline
Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-621-HOPE (4673)
Crime Victims Hotline: 866-689-HELP (4357)
Rape, Sexual Assault & Incest Hotline: 212-227-3000
TDD phone number for all hotlines: 866-604-5350
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.safehorizon.org

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.thursdayschild.org

Your Life Iowa: Bullying Support and Suicide Prevention
(855) 581-8111 (24/7) or text TALK to 85511 (4–8 PM every day)
Chat is available Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 PM–12:00 AM
http://www.yourlifeiowa.org