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Below, I am going to list different hotlines. Please use them if you are in need.

I couldn’t find any LGBT hotlines, I apologize.

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

stressed woman sits covering face at desk with phoneCall: (800) 273-TALK (8255)

En Español: 1-888-628-9454

Chat: Lifeline Crisis Chat Program

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of crisis centers that provides support and comfort, 24/7.

NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS ASSOCIATION INFORMATION AND REFERRAL HELPLINE

Call: 1-800-931-2237

Chat: NEDA Click-to-Chat

Crisis Text Line: text “NEDA” to 741741

The NEDA helpline is available Monday–Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are closed to observe some holidays.

NEDA’s helpline is a free and confidential.

SAMHSA NATIONAL HELPLINE

Call: (800) 662-HELP (4357)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Helpline is free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental health disorders and substance or behavioral addictions.

SAMHSA’s Helpline does not provide counseling and emotional support, but they can refer you to therapists, counselors, treatment programs, and support groups in your area.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) HELPLINE

Call: (800) 950-NAMI (6264)

Email: info@nami.org

The NAMI Helpline is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Helpline staff and volunteers are there to answer your questions about mental health issues, including symptoms of eating disorders and mental health conditions, treatment options, behavioral health issues, programs to help find jobs, legal issues, and how to help a loved one get treatment.

They do not provide counseling and cannot give specific treatment recommendations, but they can answer questions about local support groups and services. In the event of a crisis, your call will be transferred to a national crisis helpline.

ANAD EATING DISORDERS HELPLINE

Call: (630) 577-1330

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders’ (ANAD) helpline is available Monday–Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST. Trained ANAD volunteers are available to help you in whatever way they can. If you suspect you might have an eating disorder, are worried about someone you love, need help stopping a binge, or just need help getting through a meal, give them a call.

Crisis Text Line

Text: Text “hello” to 741741

A free, confidential, 24/7 text line for people in crisis. You will receive an automated text asking you what your crisis is, and within minutes you will be connected to a live counselor. The person on the other end will help calm you down and get you into a safe state of mind. People text the crisis line for all types of problems. If you feel you need emotional support, but are nervous about talking on the phone, this is a good place to start.

Call 1-800-273-8255
Available 24 hours everyday

*1-800-DON’T-CUT – More info on self-injury

*http://www.selfinjury.com – Referrals for therapists and tips for how to stop.

*1-800-273-TALK – A 24-hour crisis hotline if you’re about to self-harm or are in an emergency situation.

*To Write Love On Her Arms (http://www.TWLOHA.com) – A non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

*1-800-SUICIDE – Hotline for people contemplating suicide.

*1-800-334-HELP – Self Injury Foundation’s 24-hour national crisis line.

*1-800-799-SAFE – Domestic violence hotline.

*1-877-332-7333 – Real Help For Teens hotline.

-Raine

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