Depression Hotlines and
Other Helpful Resources

Depression hotlines are usually staffed with trained professionals that are available to you 24/7. They are a great resource for people who need immediate help and/or those that don't have access to local support and resources. 

You can take a look at the list below to find the help that is right for you. Depending on your circumstances, choose the hotline that makes the most sense. For instance, if you're feeling suicidal, contact the suicide hotline. If you're having issues with cutting, contact that specific hotline. 

If you're 18 years or older and you're struggling you may want to take a  depression test. While it's not meant to be a way to formally diagnose you, it does give you a reference point as to how serious it might be. 

If you are under 18 and want to take a test, you can do so here

Okay, on with the list ...

I have a whole list of helplines below that offer support for depression as well as many other conditions such as child abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, gambling addictions, gay/lesbian support, violence, teen pregnancy and many others.


One important point about depression hotlines, as well as other hotlines, is that you are able to remain anonymous and your conversations are kept confidential. 

I have done a lot of research in an effort to find depression hotlines and other crisis helplines that are available. You can see a thorough list below.

Please note, if you know of others let me know so I can add it as a resource. Likewise, if you find one that isn't working, please let me know so I can update this page.  My goal is for all numbers to be current so you can get the help you need, when you need it. 

Depression

  • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (2433) – Can use in US, U.K., Canada and Singapore

  • Suicide Crisis Line: 1-800-999-9999

  • National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • National Adolescent Suicide Helpline: 1-800-621-4000

  • Postpartum Depression: 1-800-PPD-MOMS

  • NDMDA Depression Hotline – Support Group: 1-800-826-3632

  • Veterans: 1-877-VET2VET

  • Crisis Help Line – For Any Kind of Crisis: 1-800-233-4357

  • Suicide & Depression Crisis Line – Covenant House: 1-800-999-9999



    Domestic Abuse

  • National Child Abuse Helpline: 1-800-422-4453

  • National Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (TDD): 1-800-787-32324

  • Center for the Prevention of School Violence: 1-800-299-6504

  • Child Abuse Helpline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

  • Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-800-548-2722

  • Healing Woman Foundation (Abuse): 1-800-477-4111

  • Child Abuse Hotline Support & Information: 1-800-792-5200

  • Women’s Aid National Domestic Violence Helpline: (UK Only) 0345 023 468

  • Sexual Abuse Centre: (UK Only) 0117 935 1707

  • Sexual Assault Support (24/7, English & Spanish): 1-800-223-5001

  • Domestic & Teen Dating Violence (English & Spanish: 1-800-992-2600



    Alcohol & Drug Abuse

  • National Association for Children of Alcoholics: 1-888-55-4COAS (1-888-554-2627)

  • National Drug Abuse: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

  • Al-Anon/Alateen Hope & Help for young people who are the relatives & friends of a problem drinker): 1-800-344-2666

  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

  • Be Sober Hotline: 1-800-BE-SOBER (1-800-237-6237)

  • Cocaine Help Line: 1-800-COCAINE (1-800-262-2463)

  • 24 Hour Cocaine Support Line: 1-800-992-9239

  • Ecstasy Addiction: 1-800-468-6933

  • Marijuana Anonymous: 1-800-766-6779



    Youth & Teen Hotlines

  • National Youth Crisis Support: 1-800-448-4663

  • Youth America Hotline: 1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454)

  • Covenant House Nine-Line (Teens): 1-800-999-9999

  • Boys Town National: 1-800-448-3000

  • Teen Helpline: 1-800-400-0900

  • TeenLine: 1-800-522-8336

  • Youth Crisis Support: 1-800-448-4663 or 1-800-422-0009

  • Runaway Support (All Calls are Confidential): 800-231-6946

  • Child Helpline: (UK Only) 0800 1111



    Pregnancy Hotlines

  • AAA Crisis Pregnancy Center: 1-800-560-0717

  • Pregnancy Support: 1-800-4-OPTIONS (1-800-467-8466)

  • Pregnancy National Helpline: 1-800-356-5761

  • Young Pregnant Support: 1-800 550-4900



    Gay and Lesbian Hotlines

  • The Trevor Helpline (For homosexuality questions or problems): 1-800-850-8078

  • Gay & Lesbian National Support: 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)

  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Youth Support Line: 1-800-850-8078

  • Lesbian & Gay Switchboard: (UK Only) 0121 622 6589

  • Lothian Gay & Lesbian Switchboard – Scotland: (Scotland Only) 0131 556 4049



    Other Hotlines

  • Self-Injury Support: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288) (www.selfinjury.com)

  • Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention: 1-800-931-2237 (Hours: 8am-noon daily, PST)

  • Eating Disorders Center: 1-888-236-1188

  • Help Finding a Therapist: 1-800-THERAPIST (1-800-843-7274)

  • Panic Disorder Information and Support: 1-800-64-PANIC (1-800-647-2642)

  • Parental Stress Hotline: 1-800-632-8188

  • National AIDS Helpline: (UK Only) 0800 567 123



    Worldwide Hotlines

    If you are outside of the U.S. and are looking for depression hotlines or other hotline help please go to the Befrienders Organization. They have hotlines for up to 41 countries around the world.

    If you know of other hotlines that should be listed here, depression hotlines or others, or you find that some of these are no longer working please contact me so that I can update this page. It will be a big help to me as well as the visitors relying on this page. Thanks!



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