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Military Focused Helplines

988

Military / Veterans Crisis Line

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, contact the Veterans Crisis Line to receive free, confidential support and crisis intervention available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Call 988 and Press 1, text 838255, or chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat.

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NJ National Guard


  • 609-235-5959

    The Psychological Health Team is available for NJ National Guard Service Members seven days a week from 0700 to 1700 hours at 609-235-5959.
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Chaplains


  • Reflective of our state and nation, the New Jersey National Guard Chaplains are men and women from diverse religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Beyond the scope of religious support, the Chaplain plays a leading role in the support of family programs such as Strong Bonds and Resiliency.
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NJ Vet2Vet


  • 866-838-7654

    The mission of NJ Vet2Vet is to provide 24-hour support to New Jersey National Guard members, active military personnel, veterans, their families, and caregivers, statewide. Call, text, chat or email. 
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Vets4Warriors


  • 855-838-8255

    The mission of Vets4Warriors is to provide 24-hour sustained, confidential peer support to any veteran, service member, family member, or caregiver whenever they have an issue, wherever they are in the world. Call, text, chat, or email 24/7.
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Lines For Life


  • 888-457-4838

    The Lines For Life Military Helpline operates 24/7/365 and gives free, confidential support to Service Members, Veterans and their families. Answered by Veterans and others trained in military culture, our crisis line offers compassionate, non-judgmental support during tough times. We talk with callers about concerns such as PTSD, finances, employment, relationships, and suicidal ideation.
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Stop Soldier Suicide


  • Rotating 800 Number

    As a veteran-founded-and-led organization, we know firsthand that when a loved one serves, the entire family does too. Whether you or your loved one are currently serving (active duty, reserves, or guard) or have transitioned out of the military, the Stop Soldier Suicide team stands ready to help you navigate your unique challenges.
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Afghan Vets


  • 855-341-5456

    The Independence Line call center not only aids our Afghan Allies, it also aids U.S. Veterans, their caregivers, and their families to find assistance and proper mental health counseling to address issues which may arise from the current situation in Afghanistan. The call center is open seven days a week.
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Vet Center Call Center


  • 877-927-8387

    1-877-WAR-VETS is an around the clock confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life.
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PTSD


  • 877-717-7873

    The Mission of the PTSD Foundation of America is to bring hope and healing to Combat Veterans and their families suffering from the effects of combat-related Post Traumatic Stress. We do this by taking a whole-person approach, offering evidence-based peer-to-peer mentoring, both on an individual basis and in group settings. In addition, our programs and services are free to the Veteran and their family so that the focus remains on their journey to healing.
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Stack Up


  • 24/7 Chat | Video Gaming

    Veterans are our Mission. Gaming is our Passion. Our StOP Squad is trained and certified specifically to assist in crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and issues concerning the mental health of those in current or previous military duty and civilians. Through Discord, you have 24 hour a day access to passionate members of our StOP Squad who are ready to assist you with gaining mental health resources, support services, therapeutic resources, financial resources, and to be present if you simply need someone to talk to or game with.
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MyVA311


  • 844-698-2311

    MyVA311 is toll-free number through which Veterans can access all the VA has to offer. 1-844-MyVA311 is available 24/7. However, the places where you will be connected to will operate under their normal business hours. The Veterans Crisis Line can be reached simply by calling this single toll-free number.
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Coaching Into Care


  • 888-823-7458

    Coaching Into Care is a free service for families and friends of Veterans. Licensed psychologists and social workers offer guidance and help for starting conversations with the Veteran in your life about their mental health or substance use and motivating them to seek treatment if it’s needed.
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VA Caregiver Support


  • 855-260-3274

    VA's National Caregiver Support Line is a toll-free number for caregivers, family members, friends, Veterans, and community partners to contact for information related to caregiving and available supports and services.
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Military OneSource


  • 800-342-9647

    Military OneSource from the Department of Defense is your 24/7 gateway to trusted information, resources and confidential help. When MilLife happens, it’s your “first line of support” — giving service members and military families tools to stay well and thrive.
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Health.mil


  • 866-966-1020

    The Psychological Health Resource Center is a trusted source of psychological health information and resources related to combat stress, depression, reintegration, how to get into treatment, types of treatment for mental health conditions, and many other topics.
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inTransition


  • 800-424-7877

    The inTransition program is a free, confidential program that offers specialized coaching and assistance for Active-Duty Service Members, National Guard Members, Reservists, Veterans and Retirees who need access to mental health care as they move between health care systems.
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TAPS


  • 800-959-8277

    TAPS provides comfort, care and resources to all those grieving the death of a military loved one. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.
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Coast Guard


  • 855-247-8778

    CG SUPRT is available 24/7/365 to help Coast Guard members with some of life’s most difficult challenges. Services are free and confidential, within the bounds of the law.
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Marine Corps


  • 877-476-7734

    The Marine Corps DSTRESS Line is an anonymous Marine-to-Marine phone and chat support service that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The line is staffed by veteran Marines, former Fleet Marine Force Navy Corpsmen, Marine spouses and family members, and licensed behavioral health counselors.
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Wounded Warrior Project


  • 888-997-2586

    For warriors and family members who are registered with Wounded Warrior Project (WPP), their Resource Center can provide referrals to WWP programs, local and national resources. 
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Sexual Assault


  • 877-995-5247

    Safe Helpline is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) sole hotline for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline is a completely anonymous, confidential, 24/7, specialized service—providing help and information anytime, anywhere.
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Sexual Assault


  • Confidential Call Numbers

    Contact New Jersey National Guard and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Sexual Assault Response Coordinators.
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Domestic Abuse


  • 24/7 Hotlines

    Locating child and domestic abuse resources on and off-installation is easy with the Victim Advocate Locator. Department of Defense-wide installation Family Advocacy Program offices and their Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate’s direct contact information, as well as state and local 24/7 hotline information can all be found using the tool provided.
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VA Homeless


  • 877-424-3838

    Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness—and their family members, friends and supporters—can make the call to or chat online with the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, where trained counselors are ready to talk confidentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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New Jersey Based Helplines


njhopeline

855-654-6735

Whatever you’re going through, feeling, or thinking, we are here to listen and support you. Don’t face it alone.

The mission of the New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hopeline (NJ Hopeline) is to provide 24/7 support, assessment and, if needed, intervention in the most cooperative and least restrictive manner to New Jersey residents in emotional distress and suicidal crisis. Contact us by phone, chat, email, or text.

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NJ MentalHealthCares


  • 866-202-4357

    The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s NJMentalHealthCares Helpline offers free, anonymous online mental health screenings in cooperation with Mental Health America. Self-assessments are available for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, PTSD and bipolar disorder, as well as screens for youth and parents.
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Peer Recovery WarmLine


  • 877-292-5588

    The Peer Recovery WarmLine is a peer-run service providing ongoing telephone support to mental health consumers as they work towards their recovery. All calls are answered by peers who are trained, supportive people with lived experience with mental health disorder.
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NJ Disaster Mental Health


  • 877-294-4357

    The NJ Disaster Mental Health Helpline provides public access to targeted mental health services in case of natural or man-made disaster or terrorist attack. The helpline is equipped to quickly develop resources to better assist New Jersey’s affected populations.
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NJ DMHAS


  • 800-382-6717

    The Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) oversees the provision of a broad range of community mental health and addiction services throughout the State. DMHAS publishes directories to provide information about mental health programs in the state of New Jersey.
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RISE NJ First Responders


  • 833-237-4325

    The mission of RISE, NJ First Responders Covid Hope & Healing Helpline, is to provide live Covid crisis counseling support, 7 days a week from 8am – 8pm to all New Jersey First Responders, including Police, Firefighters, EMS, National Guard, Military and Veterans, their families, and caregivers statewide, with emergency support available 24/7. 
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COVID Connect


  • 833-233-0011

    The COVID Connect program will provide and expand behavioral health treatment and support to individuals who are experiencing mental health and substance abuse issues related to the COVID-19 virus. A series of screening tools will be used to assess the caller's mental health/addiction needs. Call Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.  
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PerformCare NJ


  • 877-652-7624

    PerformCare New Jersey can connect you and your child 24/7 to behavioral health services through the New Jersey Children’s System of Care. This can include Mobile Response, a 24/7 service where a specially trained behavioral health professional can come to someone's home within an hour of calling to diffuse a crisis and connect families and youth to needed services.
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Central/North NJ


  • 908-232-2880

    Caring Contact is an award-winning, volunteer-staffed caring and crisis hotline and listening community. Caring Contact provides active listening support and best-in-class education to the Central and Northern New Jersey community.
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Hunterdon County


  • 908-782-4357

    The First Assist Hotline is your access to help. 24 hours a day / 365 days a year.  
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Somerset County


  • 908-526-4100

    When you need: crisis intervention, stabilization, crisis hotline, family crisis services. Mobile outreach to all those in Somerset County experiencing acute psychiatric distress.
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Mercer County


  • 609-896-2120

    CONTACT of Mercer County is here for you and we care. If you are feeling lonely, isolated, navigating through a painful relationship or breakup, struggling at work, or having suicidal thoughts, call us.
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Burlington County


  • 856-234-8888

    The crisis helpline provides a warm, non-judgemental space for you to talk through your emotions. Helpline specialists also work to reduce the rate of suicide. If you or your loved one are contemplating suicide or have completed suicide, call today.
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Ocean/Monmouth County


  • 732-240-6100

    CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties, a non-profit, charitable organization, provides trained telephone listeners who respond to human needs 24 hours every day. This volunteer based organization offers free confidential crisis intervention, information on available resources, and referral to community services.
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Atlantic County


  • 609-517-8614

    Mental Health Association Atlantic County. Acute Care On-Call. Available 7 days a week 8am-8pm for families of adults living with mental illness who are in crisis and receiving services from the acute care system.
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Salem County


  • 856-299-3001

    Healthcare Commons Inc. is a not-for-profit licensed community mental health agency serving all of Salem County, as well as parts of Cumberland and Gloucester counties. The Emergency Services Department provides 24/7 mental health crisis intervention to individuals.
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NAMI NJ


  • County Hotlines

    Crisis episodes related to mental illness can feel overwhelming and confusing. It’s important to remember that we all do the best that we can with the information and the resources we have available to us. At NAMI we want you to know that: You are not alone; this is not your fault; you deserve help and support; and there is support available for you.
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Substance Use Disorders


  • 844-732-2465

    ReachNJ is a 24-hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week addictions hotline where people who have Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or friends and family of people with SUD can get immediate assistance and support from live, New Jersey-based, trained addiction counselors.
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Substance Use Disorders


  • 855-652-3737

    NJ Connect for Recovery is a free, confidential call line focused on helping family members and friends coping with a loved one’s substance use disorder. NJ Connect for Recovery provides a safe, nonjudgmental place for individuals and family members to get counseling, and assistance from professional staff members on substance use issues.
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Substance Use Disorders


  • 844-276-2777

    The UBHC IME Addictions Access Center is designed to assure effective access to treatment for New Jersey residents who seek treatment for their substance use disorder (SUD). An individual who calls the program’s toll-free number, 844-276-2777 for a referral to treatment will be provided with assistance and support on a 24/7/365 basis. Program staff provides a coordinated point of entry for those seeking treatment for a SUD.
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Self-Help Groups


  • 800-367-6274

    New Jersey families suffering from behavioral health crises, chronic mental illness and substance use disorders can benefit from peer family support and education. The NJ Self-Help Groups Clearinghouse can connect you with opportunities for family members to join self-help groups, receive education and training about these disorders as well as gain the support and experience from those with the same life experience.
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Domestic Violence


  • 800-572-7233

    The mission of the New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence is to lead collaborative community and systemic responses to domestic violence by providing public awareness, training, advocacy, policy development, technical assistance and supportive services. If you or someone you know needs help, please call our 24/7 confidential and anonymous state hotline at 800-572-7233. You can also search for programs in your county.  
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Sexual Assault


  • 800-601-7200

    If you have experienced sexual violence and would like to speak with someone about it, you can call the 24-hour Statewide Hotline at 1-800-601-7200 or navigate to our website to contact your local sexual violence program.
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Women's Referral Central


  • 800-332-8092

    24 hours a day/7 days a week, the Women's Referral Central Hotline provides comprehensive information, referrals, active listening, and crisis response for issues confronting New Jersey residents.
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Homeless


  • 877-746-5211 or 2-1-1

    As the State's Homeless Hotline, we work in partnership with county agencies throughout New Jersey in an effort to ensure that those experiencing homelessness have a safe place to stay at night. We also do our best to connect them with local resources in an effort to address the underlying issues related to homelessness. Those in need can call us at any time of the day or night, any day of the year.
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NJ 2-1-1


  • 2-1-1

    If you don’t find what you are looking for, or if you still have questions, please contact NJ 211. Dial 211 to speak with a resource specialist; text your zip code to 898-211 to text with us; chat with us online; or email us at info@nj211.org. We are always here to help.
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National Helplines


suicideprevention

988

We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

If you need someone to lean on for emotional support, call the Lifeline. People call to talk about lots of things: substance abuse, economic worries, relationships, sexual identity, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and loneliness, to name a few.

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SAMHSA


  • 800-662-4357

    SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
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SAMHSA


  • 800-985-5990

    SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
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NAMI


  • 800-950-6264

    The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., ET. Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), text "HelpLine" to 62640 or email us at helpline@nami.org. The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. 
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Crisis Text Line


  • Text HOME to 741741

    Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
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IMAlive


  • Online Crisis Chat

    IMAlive is a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis. People need a safe place to go during moments of crisis and intense emotional pain. 100% of its volunteers are trained and certified in crisis intervention.
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Sexual Assault


  • 800-656-4673

    Get free, confidential help 24/7. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.HOPE (4673) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.
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Domestic Violence


  • 800-799-7233

    24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse. Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly-trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.
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Substance Abuse & Addiction


  • 844-289-0879

    Drug Helpline at 1-844-289-0879 is a free, confidential, 24/7 drug and alcohol hotline that can help you start your journey towards a better future. The helpful and friendly operators can give you lots of valuable information about substance use, including how to recognize drug use in a loved one, the different types of addiction treatments available, and the cost of drug and alcohol rehab. 
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7 Cups


  • 24/7 Chat

    Need to talk to someone? 7 Cups trained volunteer listeners are available 24/7 to give emotional support over online chat. It's anonymous and completely free. When you need someone to talk to, we're here to listen and help you feel better.
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Friendship Line


  • 800-971-0016

    Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older. It is the only program nationwide that reaches out to lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults.
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Youth & Young Adults Helplines


2ndfloor

888-222-2228

2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults. We are here to help you find solutions to the problems that you face and we are available 24/7 365 days a year.

If you are between the ages of 10 and 24, live in New Jersey, and need to talk about an issue or problem that you are facing call 888-222-2228 anytime or text us at 888-222-2228.

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Teen Line


  • 800-852-8336

    If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! Call, Text, or Email us.
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TheHopeLine


  • Online Chat

    Life is hard and you don’t have to go through it alone. You deserve to be heard and understood. TheHopeLine helps students and young adults in crisis by offering sound advice and a safe place to connect.
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LGBTQ Young People


  • 866-488-7386

    If you are thinking about harming yourself — get immediate support. Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the U.S. It is 100% confidential, and 100% free. 
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Boys Town


  • 800-448-3000

    If you are in crisis or need immediate help, call 24/7 to reach the trained counselors at the Boys Town National Hotline.
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Bullying


  • HelpChat Line

    The STOMP Out Bullying™ HelpChat Line is a free and confidential online chat that helps youth ages 13-24 with issues around bullying and cyberbullying; as well as providing support to youths who may be at risk of suicide.
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Relationships


  • 866-331-9474

    Available 24/7, our advocates are trained on issues related to dating abuse and healthy relationships, as well as crisis intervention for young people between the ages of 13 and 26. When you contact us, we’ll listen to your situation, assess how you’re feeling in the moment, and help you identify what next steps may be best for you. Text, call or chat.
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Runaway Safeline


  • 800-786-2929

    The mission of the National Runaway Safeline is to keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Call, chat or email to connect with a trusted, compassionate person who will listen and help you create a plan to address your concerns.
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Graduate Students


  • 877-472-3457

    The National Grad Crisis Line helps graduate students reach free, confidential telephone counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information and referral services provided by specially-trained call-takers. Caring, professional staff and well-trained volunteers answer around the clock.
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Last Updated: 10/17/2022
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