Child Abuse Hotlines

Domestic Violence Hotlines

For abused women:

For abused men:

Elder Abuse Hotlines

Suicide Hotlines

  • In the U.S. – Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433). These toll-free crisis hotlines offer 24-hour suicide prevention and support. Your call is free and confidential.
  • Crisis Centres across Canada – Locate suicide crisis centers in Canada by province. (Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention)
  • Samaritans UK – 24-hour suicide support for people in the UK call 116 123 (Samaritans)
  • Lifeline Australia – 24-hour suicide crisis support service at 13 11 14. (Lifeline Australia)
  • Other countries – Visit Befrienders Worldwide to find a helpline in your country.

Cutting and Self-Harm Hotlines

  • In the U.S., S.A.F.E. Alternatives (Self-Abuse Finally Ends) offers help for people who self-harm. Includes treatment referrals, recovery information, and an information helpline: 1-800-366-2288. (S.A.F.E. Alternatives)
  • In the UK, Mind Infoline – Information on self-harm and a helpline at or text 86463. (Mind)
  • In Australia, Kids Helpline – A helpline for children and teens to call at 1800 55 1800. (Kids Helpline)
  • In Canada, Kids Help Phone – A helpline for kids and teens to call for help with any issue, including cutting and self-injury. Call 1-800-668-6868. (Kids Help Phone)

PTSD Hotlines

U.S. veterans with PTSD

  • Vet Centers offer free counseling to combat veterans and their families. To find out more about the resources and benefits available to you, you can also call the VA Health Benefits Service Center at 1-877-222-VETS.
  • Veterans Crisis Line: call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

Other nations' veterans with PTSD