The Trevor Project – 866-488-7386 (24/7)
TrevorSpace – an online international Black Mental Health Resources & Networks
TrevorText – Text START to 678-678. (Mon-Fri 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST/12 p.m. to 7 p.m. PST)
TrevorCHAT (instant messaging, available seven days a week 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST/12 p.m. to 7 p.m. PST)
Also visit your:
- Primary care provider
- Local psychiatric hospital
- Local walk-in clinic
- Local emergency department
- Local urgent care center
Finding Mental Health Care
Online Forums and Support
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies: funding scientific research, educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention, advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention, and supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide.
IMAlive is a virtual crisis center. It offers volunteers who are trained in crisis intervention. These individuals are ready to instant message with anyone who needs immediate support.
BetterHelp connects people with licensed, professional therapists online for a low, flat fee. Therapy is available whenever you need it.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) views overall mental health and suicide as important public health issues, and as such, it’s dedicated extensive time and research to them. On this site, you’ll find nationwide statistics, helpful resources, factsheets, and more.
7 Cups is an online resource that offers free, anonymous, and confidential text chat with trained listeners and online therapists and counselors. With over 28 million conversations to date, it’s the world’s largest emotional support system.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s online support group is a safe, supportive place to share information and experiences.
Befrienders is a global network of 349 emotional support centers around the world. It offers an open space for anyone in distress to be heard. Support is available via telephone, text message, in person, online, and through outreach and local partnerships.
Self-Injury Outreach and Support is an international outreach organization offering a variety of resources for those who self-injure, including guides, stories, and methods for day-to-day coping.
Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is a public and private alliance of organizations dedicated to preventing suicide that works with many groups, including government agencies, religious groups, schools, and mental health organizations to help people understand and prevent suicide.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) helps prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce the stigma of suicidal ideation, and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide. The website provides resources, training kits, ways to get involved and donate, and more.
If Your Child or Loved One is Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts
The Thrive app is designed by the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. It helps guide parents in starting important dialogue with their teenage children on a variety of health and wellness topics.
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide helps parents and educators raise awareness about youth suicide and attempted suicide through the development and promotion of educational training programs. The site also offers resources for teenagers who are contemplating suicide.
The Jed Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit organization that exists to protect the emotional health and prevent suicide of our nation’s teens and young adults. JED equips these individuals with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other, and encourages community awareness, understanding, and action for young adult mental health. The organization also partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention programs and systems.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers family members and caregivers specific guidance on a variety of issues, including how to help prevent suicide.
The Mayo Clinic’s guide on how to support a loved one who’s dealing with depression includes how to identify symptoms and warning signs, seek treatment, and find local resources.
Teen Health helps parents decide whether their child’s behavior is just a phase or a sign of something more serious.
Parents and caregivers can find a variety of information and resources relating to mental health issues affecting children and young adults at the Kelty Mental Health Resource Center.
The nonprofit To Write Love on Her Arms aims to help people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide by connecting them with the appropriate hotlines, resources, and online communities through its blog and social channels. The organization also fundraises to directly invest into treatment and recovery programs.