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NYC Well is New York City's free, confidential support, crisis intervention, and information and referral service for anyone seeking help for mental health and/or substance misuse concerns, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. NYC Well is staffed by trained professionals who can help you find the services that best meet your needs. Interpreters are available for 200+ languages.
Text "WELL" to 65173
Call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)
Press 2 Call 711 (Relay Service for Deaf/Hard of Hearing)
Español: 1-888-692-9355, Press 3
中文: 1-888-692-9355, Press 4


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
connects callers with skilled, trained counselors at crisis centers in your area.
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13 - 24. Trained volunteer counselors are available 24/7 via phone, text, or chat. There's also an online, international peer-to-peer community for LGBTQ youth and their friends at TrevorSpace.
Call 1-866-488-7386
Text " START" to 678678
Chat online at


RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. They can connect you with the nearest rape crisis center.
Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Live chat at

National Domestic Violence Hotline provides confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety.
Call 1−800−799−SAFE (7233)
TTY for hearing impaired 1−800−787−3224
Live chat at

Love is Respect is a resource to engage, educate and empower youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships. They can answer questions or offer a friendly ear 24/7 via phone, text, or online chat.
Call 1-866-331-9474
Text "loveis" to 22522
Live chat at

To report suspected child abuse in New York City, call the State Central Register at 1-800-342-3720. If a child is in immediate danger, call 911. For more information from NYC's Administration of Children's Services about mandated reporters, recognizing signs of abuse, and what happens when you make a report, go to

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Professional crisis counselors can provide assistance in 170 languages, offer crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources.
Call 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

NYC Teen is New York City's website for teens to learn about peer pressure, bullying, dating violence, depression, anger and sexual health. The site offers videos, fact sheets, quizzes, and information about resources in the city.

Teen Line, a California hotline, also provides online message boards and online chats where trained teen volunteers can listen and answer your questions about mental health issues.

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI has discussion boards and inspirational stories by people with mental illness.
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