Emergency Contacts

In our experience, crisis line experiences tend to vary based on who answers the phone. If you’ve had a bad experience with a particular line, we recommend calling back and trying to talk to someone else before writing the whole line off as unhelpful.

In the US:
Call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. People call to discuss all types of problems, including eating disorders, relationships, sexual identity, and loneliness.
Call 1-800-799-7233 for the Domestic Violence Hotline. Or go to their site to chat one-on-one with an advocate who can help.

If you prefer texting, try the Crisis Text Line.

In the UK:
Contact the Samaritans. 

 

Other areas:

http://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)

You might be better off looking up your area on google, but this site does have resources listed from all over the world. The site is very specific, but allows you to select different regions of the world, and then pick out a specific parts of that region, for example: France, UK, Germany – all under Europe. You’ll then get listings of all the relevant hot-lines operated by the different charities, and organisations. For example, you’ll see the Samaritans listed under the title of “UK & ROI” which would be under Europe on the world map.