Caregiver Resources - Crisis Information
The following phone numbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It may be helpful to memorize them in case of an emergency:
For immediate help call 9-1-1
For Help 24/7/365 Contact: 1.800.273.8255, chat, or text 838255
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
For Help 24/7/365 Contact: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or visit their website for confidential chat (IM) services
The National Domestic Violence Hotline envisions a world where all relationships are positive, healthy, and free from violence. They answer the call to support and shift power back to people affected by relationship abuse.
Reaching out for help can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never spoken to anyone about the abuse before. Sometimes it’s hard to describe how you’re feeling out loud. If you’re ready to seek help but don’t feel comfortable talking with an advocate on the phone, or if it’s not safe for you to call, now there’s another option. The Hotline’s live chat service (IM-style) is a safe, private way to connect with a Hotline advocate. You get the same one-on-one, real-time, confidential information from a trained advocate as you do if you contact The Hotline by phone.
Their chat service is:
- A confidential, one-on-one chat session with a Hotline advocate
- NOT a public chat room
- An internal messaging system used specifically for chatters to The Hotline — it is NOT a general chat messenger such as MSN Messenger, AIM, Yahoo Live Chat, Gchat or iChat
- Available by clicking on the “Chat” button found on each page of our website — you do NOT have to download anything to use it
- Every day we speak with survivors, friends, family, coworkers, those who identify as abusive and others affected by domestic violence and abuse. Anyone seeking help or questioning something going on in their relationship is welcome to chat.
For Help 24/7/365 Contact: 1. 800.656.4673 or visit their website for Online Hotline, the nation’s first online crisis hotline and provides free, anonymous, confidential support services online.
The Online Hotline provides confidential, one-on-one, crisis support 24/7. You can chat with a trained staff member who will provide you with information and referrals through a secure instant-messaging format, or simply offer a safe place to talk about what happened. To ensure your safety, RAINN has partnered with the country's top technology and online security companies to build a hotline that is as safe and secure as current technology allows.