US Crisis Hotlines

  • In the US Call 911 or your local police

  • Go to your local police station or emergency room

For whoever needs help right now you can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741-741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

If you or someone you know are having suicidal thoughts in the US Call

  • 1-800-273-2855 (1-800-273-TALK) or

  • 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)

If your child has been abducted: 

  • In the US call 911 and engage local law enforcement

  • Call the National Center For Missing And Exploited Children:
    1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

  • Resources on family abduction

  • Other Resources:

Please, do not try to handle an emergency alone. Get help at once.

National Mental Health Association Crisis Line

Suicide Crisis Hotline

Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Online Chat with trained Advocates Available

National Child Abuse Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline (Canada) 

SAFE-Self Abuse Finally Ends

RAINN - National Sexual Assault Hotline
1.800.656.HOPE National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is the voice of victims and survivors


International Resources - Contains an extensive international inventory of hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers and women's organizations, searchable by country. Plus an index of domestic violence resources in over 70 languages. - Befrienders Worldwide is an International Suicide Prevention Organization. Samaritans located in the UK

24-hour National Domestic Violence (UK)
Freephone Helpline:

0808 2000 247

runs in partnership with Women’s Aid and Refuge


phone: 133

Suicidal thoughts as well as other problems:
phone: 142

For children or adolescents with suicidal thoughts or other problems as well as their caregivers:
Rat auf Draht
phone: 147

Domestic Violence:
Frauenhelpline Gegen Gewalt (24/7)
phone: 0800 222 555


phone: 110

Suicidal thoughts as well as other problems:
Telefonseelsorge (24/7)
phone: 0800 - 111 0111 or 0800 - 111 0222  

For children or adolescents with suicidal thoughts or other problems:
Kinder- und Jugendsorgentelefon
phone (Mo - Sat., 14 - 20 Uhr): 0800 - 111 0333 or 116 111

For parents seeking help:
Elterntelefon (24/7)
phone: 0800 - 111 0550

Domestic Violence:
Hilfetelefon Gewalt gegen Frauen (24/7)
phone: 0800 0116 016


phone: 117

Suicidal thoughts as well as other problems:
Die Dargebotene Hand (24/7)
phone: 143

For children or adolescents with suicidal thoughts or other problems:
Pro Juventute Beratung + Hilfe (24/7)
phone: 147

Domestic Violence:
Frauenhaus Zürich Violetta(24/7)
phone: 044 350 0404

Beratungsstelle Frauen-Nottelefon - multilingual

Other Resources - for those who have survived the suicide of a loved one

What to do if you think your children might be kidnapped.

Documents at The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 

For More Information & Support...

If you suspect you may have a family member or loved-one who suffers from a personality disorder, we encourage you to learn all you can and surround yourself with support as you learn how to cope.