Do you need help now?

Sometimes it all seems too much and you need to talk to someone about what you are going through. Each of these links have 24 hour hotlines which will connect you with counselors who can listen to you and give you support, ideas and information on what you could do. A domestic violence service can talk to you about abuse in relationships. A sexual assault or rape crisis service can support you if you have been sexually assaulted or raped. If you're suicidal for any reason, please know that these services are just at the end of the phone and can help you now.

Feeling nervous about calling ~ not sure if you can tell anyone what is going on? You don't have to ... you can just reach out, ask a few questions and find out what help is there. You are in control ... you only need to talk about things that you are comfortable talking about. You donít have to give your name, and you can just hang up if you feel uncomfortable. If you wish to, you can ask to be referred to someone you can talk to face to face. If you are worried about keeping what you tell them confidential, just ask them before you start talking about their policy on confidentiality.

Just pick up the phone ~ there is a way through this ... one step at a time.

You are not alone anymore.


If you are feeling suicidal RIGHT NOW please read
and call someone for help.

1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
Hope Line Network

888-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
National Suicide Hotline
Trained volunteers and professional counselors there to listen

American Association of Suicidology Offers links and numbers to crisis centers and hotlines in your area

Suicide Crisis Center Links and phone numbers to crisis centers and hotlines, and what to expect when calling.

The Samaritans Registered charity based in the UK and Republic of Ireland that provides confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing.

National Eating Disorders Association
International treatment referrals and information
International database of thousands of mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and pastoral counselors.

1-800-THERAPIST (1-800-843-7274)
1-800 THERAPIST Network
International mental health referral service

Anorexia Nerovsa and Associate Disorders (ANAD)
Referrals to treatment and Information

1-800-RENFREW (1-800-736-3739) The Renfrew Center
Referrals to Eating Disorder specialists (US and Canada)

Rader Programs
Referrals to Eating Disorder specialists (US and Canada)

(505) 891-4320
Overeater's Anonymous
Referrals to local chapters and information

Massachusetts Eating Disorder Association, Inc Helpline
Staffed by trained/supervised individuals.
M-Friday 9:30-5:00pm.
Wednesday evenings until 8:00pm

Adult Helpline: 0845 634 1414
Youthline: 0845 634 7650
Eating Disorders Association (UK)
Adult Helpline: (open 8:30 to 20:30 weekdays)
Youthline: (open 16:00 to 18:30 weekdays)

Bulimia and Self-Help Hotline
(24 hours crisis line)

01 2600366
The Eating Distress Helpline (Ireland)
Monday, Friday and Sunday, 6pm-8pm

1-800-969-NMHA (1-800-969-6642)
The National Mental Health Association Information Center
...will put you in touch with your local Mental Health Association, who will help you find community mental health services and self-help support groups.

National Alliance for The Mentally Ill

773-327-1500 / 1-800-7-VOICE-8
VOICES in Action
An international organization to provide assistance to survivors of incest and child sexual abuse -- if you need help or someone to talk to...

(212) 632-4640
Cult Hotline and Clinic
National and International support available 9am to 5pm (EST)

National Institute for Mental Health

1-800-64-PANIC (1-800-647-2642)
Panic Disorder Information Line
Provides written information, and referral lists of counselers in local areas

1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Provides service for survivors of sexual assault who can not reach a rape crisis center through a local telephone call, as well as for those who might not know that a local center exists. Operates 24 hours

1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
For the victims of domestic violence, their families and friends across the U.S. -- Crisis intervention, referrals, information and support in many languages.

1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
Child-Help USA
National Child Abuse hotling offering crisis counseling for children or adult survivors 24 hours a day. Also offers referrals for sexual abuse treatment programs, reporting suspected child abuse, shelters, advocacy, mental health, and legal aid. Literature on prevention of child abuse available upon request.

Alcohol and Drug Hotline
Treatment Centers and AA Support Groups

1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Hotline
Providing information on alcohol and drug abuse, local treatment options and to speak with someone about alcohol, drug or family problems.

Alcohol Hotline

Help Now hotline

Covenant House Nine Line
24-hour support, assistance and referrals for teens in crisis.

National Adolescent Suicide Hotline
(Answered by the runaway switchboard)

Sexual Assault Crisis Line
A national 24-hour hotline located in Mississippi, that can provide support and refer you to a crisis center locally.

1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Self-Injury Help by S.A.F.E. (Self Abuse Finally Ends)
The Rock Creek Center's S.A.F.E. Alternatives Program provides treatment for adolescents and adults who engage in deliberate, repeated self-injurious behavior. Free written information on self-injury is available

Hearing Impaired: 1-800-448-1833
Boys Town USA
A national hotline that girls and boys can call with any problem at any time - children who are suffering physical or sexual abuse, depressed, thinking about suicide, on the run, taking drugs, hooked on alcohol, etc. Spanish-speaking counselors are available.

Hearing Impaired: 1-800-787-3224
National Domestic Violence Hotline
A national, 24-hour toll-free domestic violence hotline.

1-800-233-HELP (1-800-233-4357)
United Way Crisis Helpline

American and Canadian Crisis Centers

RAINN ~ The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
RAINN 24 Hour Confidential Rape Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) is a non-profit organization operating a national hotline for survivors of sexual assault. The hotline offers free, confidential counseling and support 24 hours a day.

Canadian Sexual Assault Crisis Centers

Victorian Women's Sexual Assault Centre
24 Hour Crisis Line: 383-3232
The Victoria Women's Sexual Assault Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, provides crisis intervention, justice related support services and counselling programs for those affected by sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse.

National Centre for Victims of Crime
INFOLINK is a toll free telephone service providing immediate referrals to the closest, most appropriate services in the survivor's community and sustained advocacy support. The National Center refers crime victims to an array of critical services including crisis intervention, research information, assistance with the criminal justice process, counseling and support groups. The National Center for Victims of Crime serves as the national safety net for those victims, often providing avenues to alternative sources of help.

Rape Recovery Help and Information Page
A survivors webpage with emergency links in the USA, extensive information and support links, message boards and chat forums on sexual abuse, date rape, domestic violence, DID, self injury, eating disorders, suicide, PTSD for survivors and partners of survivors.

The Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Centre of Peel
Toll Free 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-810-0180
24 Hour Crisis Line: 905-273-9442
P.O. Box 2311
Square One Post Office
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L5B 3C8


Australian and New Zealand Crisis Centers

Australian Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Support Services
Lifeline ~ Free 24 Hour Crisis Line: 131 114
A comprehensive list of domestic violence, sexual abuse and crisis support services for survivors in Australia.

Kids Help Line
Free 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1800 55 1800
A national 24 hour telephone counseling service for children and young people in Australia.

Australian Links to Domestic Violence and Child Sexual Abuse sites

Rape and Incest Survivors Support Center
24 HOUR CRISIS LINE 0-3-364-7324
PO Box 4593 Christchurch.


United Kingdom Crisis Centers

Telephone Help lines for Survivors in the U.K.
A comprehensive list of telephone lines for survivors in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Abuse Recovery U.K.
A very informative site providing help lines, web forums, chat rooms, and over 230 pages of information and support to survivors of childhood sexual abuse and adult survivors of abuse, with related subjects such as date rape, male rape, panic attack, eating disorders, self harm, and a partners and parents section.


Suicide Prevention

SA\VE Suicide Awareness\Voices of Education
US Emergency Hotline call: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
A webpage to educate about suicide prevention and to speak for suicide survivors.

A Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention
US 24 Hour Crisis Prevention Hotline: 714-NEW-HOPE (714 639-4673)

Befrienders International
This web site provides information about befriending and how it can help to prevent suicide. It lists the contact details of hundreds of befriending centers around the world, where people who are feeling suicidal can talk to trained volunteers.


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