Hotlines

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741
Free and confidential help from a crisis counselor available 24/7. Services include crisis support via text message.

LGBTQ National Youth Talkline 
1-800-246-7743
Free and confidential peer support for the LGBTQ and questioning community ages 25 and younger. Hours are Monday-Friday: 4pm-12am and Saturday: 12am-5pm. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline
1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
Free support available Monday-Friday: 10am-8pm. Services include information, referrals, and support for people living with mental health conditions, loved ones of those with mental health conditions, mental health providers, and the public. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE(7233) or Online Chat at https://www.thehotline.org  
Free and confidential help available 24/7. Services include crisis intervention information, education, and multi-lingual referral services.   

National Eating Disorders Association
1-800-931-2237 or Online Chat at https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline
Free and confidential support and resources available for those suffering from an eating disorder and their loved ones. Helpline is available Monday-Thursday: 11am-9pm and Friday: 11am-5pm. Online chat is available Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm and Friday: 9am-5pm.

National Problem Gambling Helpline
1-800-522-4700 or Online Chat at www.ncpgambling.org/chat
Free and confidential help available 24/7 for those struggling with problem gambling.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Online Chat at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
Free and confidential help available 24/7. Services include support for individuals in distress, prevention and crisis resources for individuals and their loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
1-866-331-9474, Text: LOVEIS to 22522, or Online Chat at www.loveisrespect.org 
Free and confidential help available 24/7 to teens and young adults (as well as friends and family members) with questions or concerns about dating and relationships. 

New York State Hopeline
1-877-8HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or Text: HOPENY to 467369
Free and confidential help available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for substance abuse and problem gambling. Services include crisis and motivational interviewing, referrals to local prevention and treatment providers, and informational materials. Multi-lingual clinicians are available. 

New York State Smokers’ Quitline
1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487)
Free and confidential help available Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm and Friday-Sunday: 9am-5pm for individuals looking to stop smoking or using other forms of tobacco. Services provided include the help of a trained Quit Coach in forming a quit plan, nicotine replacement therapies for those who qualify, referrals to local support and other resources, and help for family and friends of tobacco users.

Partnership to End Addiction
Text: CONNECT to 55753 or schedule a phone call at https://drugfree.org/ 
Free and confidential help available for parents, grandparents, or another family member who is struggling with a child’s drug or alcohol abuse. Services include personalized course of action for individuals and families, as well as information and resources. Support is available in English and Spanish.

S.A.F.E. Alternatives
1-800-366-8288
Information and resources available for those seeking help for themselves or a loved one for self-injurious behavior.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Free and confidential help available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for individuals and families facing mental health and/or substance use disorders. Services provided include referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community organizations, as well as informational materials. Help is available in English and Spanish.

STOMP Out Bullying Online Help Chat
Online Chat: https://www.stompoutbullying.org/helpchat
Free and confidential help available to youth ages 13-24 with issues around bullying and cyberbullying; as well as providing support to youths who may be at risk of suicide. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 6pm-12am and Friday: 7pm-12am.

TrevorLifeline
1-866-488-7386, Text: START to 678-678, or Online Chat at https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/ 
Free and confidential help available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for LGBTQ youth who are in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgement free place to talk.  

United Way
2-1-1
Free and confidential help available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for individuals in crisis. Services provided include referrals to drug prevention and rehabilitation programs, counseling and support groups for mental illnesses, and informational materials. Multi-lingual help is available.