If you are contemplating suicide, please call 911 if you feel safe to, or contact your local emergency room to seek inpatient care. You can get through this safely.

Hotlines & Referral Services

National Suicide Hotline

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433); En Español 1-888-628-9454; TTY: 1-800-799-4889

 A free, 24/7 confidential hotline which connects you to a trained counselor at the nearest suicide crisis center. 

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

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.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En Español 1-888-628-9454; TTY 1-800-799-4889.

A free, confidential 24/7, 365-day-a-year hotline. The Lifeline connects callers to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals. 

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741-741

A free, nationwide, 24/7 text line for people in crisis. Simply text HOME to 741-741 to be connected.

The GLBT National Help Center

Call 888-843-4564; Email 

Provides gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & questioning people with free & confidential peer-support & local resources. Open Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight, eastern time, Saturday from noon to 5pm, eastern time. Peer support chat available.

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

800-799-SAFE (7233); TTY 800-787-3224; En Español 800-942-6908  

This 24/7 hotline provides crisis intervention in both English and Spanish, and referrals to local services and shelters for victims of partner or spousal abuse, and connects callers with emergency help in their own communities, including emergency services and shelters. Chat available on their website.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)


The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline.

Trans Lifeline 


Dedicated to the well being of transgender people. Their hotline is staffed by transgender people for transgender people.

Mental Healthcare Services & Directories

Psychology Today Directory

Detailed directory of licensed mental health professionals in the US and Canada. Search can be filtered by insurance, preferred gender, sexuality, faith and areas of expertise. 

Therapy for Black Girls

An online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. Includes a listing of mental health professionals across the country who provide high quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls.

National Queer & Trans Therapist of Color Network Directory

A healing justice organization that works to transform mental health for queer and trans people of color. Includes directory of Queer and Trans People of Color who are mental health practitioners.

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective

A non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office and online mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children, and families in need.

Resources compiled from this article from Dear Black Women Project, and this article from You're So Beautiful Now as well as my own research and experience. More links will be added as I find them. 

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