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Crisis Lines

Free help available immediately to anyone who needs it

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Your mental health matters. You deserve to be healthy, happy, and well. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, or stress, there are people who can help. Over 2.5 million people reached out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline last year. Many of these resources are anonymous and accessible by text or phone call.

Who to call

All of the resources below are free to use and available to help you right away. They can definitely assist you in a crisis, or connect you to long term support or both. These are excellent professionals who value your privacy and who are ready and willing to talk with you.

Free and confidential support for people in distress, whether they are suicidal, dealing with substance abuse, or other mental health issues. They can also provide crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Available 24/7, in English and Spanish.

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741

A live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly. You can text about any issue that is troubling you, whether it’s suicidal thoughts, job stress, or a breakup. Available 24/7, in English and Spanish by text and WhatsApp.


Text “TALK” to 552020

Within 24 hours of texting, you’ll receive a call from a counselor with a local community mental health center to provide support. Call4Calm is free to use, and individuals will remain anonymous. Available 24/7, in English and Spanish.

NotOK App

Download for iOS or Android

A “digital panic button” to get you immediate support from your own trusted contacts when you’re struggling to reach out.

Illinois Support

Illinois Warm Line


Support for mental health and/or substance use challenges from professionals who have experienced it themselves. Mon-Fri, 8am to 8pm; FREE service to anyone in IL.

NAMI Chicago Helpline


Understanding and finding mental health treatment options for yourself or someone else. Mon-Fri, 9am to 8pm; Sat-Sun, 9am to 5pm; Available in English and Spanish.

Houston Support

Crisis Intervention Hotline of Houston

TEEN: 832-416-1199 (CALL)
TEEN: 281-201-4430 (TEXT)

Crisis Intervention of Houston, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with the sole mission to help people in crisis. They operate free, confidential, anonymous crisis and suicide prevention counseling, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Houston Area Women’s Center


Domestic Violence Hotline: 713-528-2121
Rape Crisis Hotline: 713-528-7273

The Houston Area Women’s Center serves thousands of women, children and families each year escaping domestic violence, sexual assault or sex trafficking. They help survivors transform their lives, free from violence.


You are not alone.

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