Get Help

Use the hotlines and help resources below to find help lines and chat services for the issue you’re facing. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call emergency services (911 in the U.S., 999 in the U.K.)

Body Image Resources

U.S.

National Eating Disorders Association

A confidential information and referral helpline for individuals who are struggling with an eating disorder or know someone who is. Hours are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (EST). 800-931-2237 | Visit the NEDA website

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.

This helpline operates 9 AM-5 PM CT, Monday through Friday for referrals to treatment professionals, treatment centers, hospitals, and residential programs. 847-831-3438 | Visit the website

Something Fishy

A website devoted to offering support and promoting recovery for those with eating disorders. Includes a comprehensive eating disorder treatment finder. 866-690-7239 | Visit the webiste

National Eating Disorder Hotline 800-248-3285


OUTSIDE THE U.S.

National Eating Disorders Association: Resources + Links

Find international resources in Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and the UK. | Visit the website

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center

This website provides a comprehensive database of eating disorder treatment professionals around the world including professionals in the U.S., Australia, Africa, and Europe. | Visit the website

Eating Disorder Hope

Find information about resources and help available for eating disorders in multiple countries. | Visit the website

Drug + Alcohol Issues

U.S.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

A searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs. View the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems. | Visit the website.

Sexual Abuse

U.S.

Rape Abuse + Incest National Network (RAINN)

A 24-hour phone and chat service to help victims of sexual assault or abuse.1-800-656-HOPE (4673) | Visit the website to chat with a counselor now.

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

A 24-hour hotline offering assistance in more than 170 languages.1-800-422-4453 | Visit the website.

Only With Consent

A resource for young people about consent, healthy relationships, sexual assault, and healthy masculinity. | Visit the website.


OUTSIDE THE U.S.

Rape Abuse + Incest National Network (RAINN)

Visit the RAINN website to get help via online chat. | Visit the website.

LGBT + Questioning

U.S.

The Trevor Project

A 24-hour hotline, chatting and texting service. Trained counselors provide crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. TrevorText is available on Fridays 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET. Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply. Chat online 7 days a week 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET. 866-488-7386 | Visit The Trevor Project website.

Live Out Loud

A resource for LBGT youth to connect with successful LGBTQ professionals in their community. Visit the website.


OUTSIDE THE U.S.

International Hotlines

A list of hotlines outside the United States for LGBT or questioning youth in need of help or in crisis. | Find a resource in your country.

Suicide Prevention

U.S.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

A 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. 1-800-273-TALK | Visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website.

Crisis Text Line

A free, 2/47, confidential text line available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Text “START” to 741-741. | Visit Crisis Text Line.

Teen Line

A teen-to-teen helpline with listeners trained to handle suicide, depression, LGBTQ, sex, and much more. No problem is too big or small. Open 6PM-10pm PST nightly. 310-855-4673. | Visit TeenLine online.


OUTSIDE THE U.S.

The International Suicide Prevention Wiki

A worldwide directory of suicide prevention hotlines, online chat, text-lines, and resources. | Find a resource in your country.

 International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) 

Browse to find Crisis Centres throughout the world. | Find a resource in your country.

Dating Abuse & Domestic Abuse

U.S.

Love is Respect National Dating Abuse Hotline

A confidential, anonymous 24-hour helpline and text service for teens, parents, friends and family. Text support is also available by texting “loveis” to 22522. 1-866-331-9474 | Visit the Love is Respect website.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

A 24-hour hotline for any type of domestic abuse, including dating abuse. Text message support is also available, text TELLNOW to 85944.1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline website.

Financial Help for Women In Abusive Relationships

A comprehensive list of agencies and services dedicated to helping women achieve financial independence and empowering them to leave abusive relationships. Visit the website.

211 Get Connected. Get Answers. 

2-1-1 is a free and confidential hotline that connects individuals nationwide to resources and support in their area. Visit the website.


OUTSIDE THE U.S.

Love is Respect Online Chat

Visit the Love is respect site for online chat and other resources. | Visit the website.

PTSD

U.S.

National Institute for Mental Health

If you think you might have PTSD, please seek professional help. There is so much hope for recovery. Finding support is key. Click here or visit the National Institute for Mental Health for more information on PTSD in all its forms and where to find help. | Visit the website.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

If you are in crisis now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8225). | Visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website.


OUTSIDE THE U.S.

The International Suicide Prevention Wiki

A worldwide directory of suicide prevention hotlines, online chat, text-lines, and resources. | Find a resource in your country.

Bullying, Abuse + Depression

U.S.

Boys Town National Hotline

Serves boys and girls. A 24-hour, toll-free, confidential hotline staffed by specially trained counselors. Teens, parents and others can get help with bullying, abuse, anger, depression, school issues and more.1-800-448-3000 | Visit the Boys Town site.

The Bully Project

A resource and documentary for people of all ages to provide support and assistance in response to bullying. Visit the website.

211 Get Connected. Get Answers. 

2-1-1 is a free and confidential hotline that connects individuals nationwide to resources and support in their area. Visit the website.


OUTSIDE THE U.S.

The International Suicide Prevention Wiki

A worldwide directory of suicide prevention hotlines, online chat, text-lines, and resources. | Find a resource in your country.

Chronic Pain

Living With Chronic Pain + Depression

Research has found that CBT is highly effective for managing both pain and depression. For instance, CBT teaches individuals to pay attention to their thought processes, which can maximize or minimize pain. | Visit PsychCentral for more information. 

Chronic Pain and Depression

Chronic pain isn’t just a physical condition—it’s an emotional one as well that has tremendous influence over a person’s thoughts and moods. People with chronic pain may isolate from others or be unable to achieve mobility they once had.  | Learn more. 

Chronic Pain + Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders are common among people who have arthritis, and very often in younger arthritis sufferers. Fibromyalgia is a chronic medical condition that causes widespread muscle pain and fatigue. | Learn more. 

Institute for Chronic Pain

Anxiety is quite possibly the most common condition that accompanies chronic pain. Anxiety tends to go hand in hand with chronic pain. The reason is that pain is a danger signal. The function of pain is to signal danger that something is wrong in the body and requires attention. As such, pain is a warning signal that naturally leads the nervous system to respond with its corresponding alarm – the fight-or-flight response. | Learn more.  

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