Stressed Out? Call or Text These Resources for Support

Feeling sad, anxious or confused? You're not alone. These are difficult and unusual times, and there's a lot of uncertainty in the world.

You may not have access to your friends and support networks right now, and, in some cases, you might be in living situations that add more stress and anxiety to each day. 

Here's a list of national resources staffed by trained professionals you can talk to or chat with immediately.

Boys Town National Hotline
Call 1-800-448-3000

  • Available 24/7 hotline for all youth (regardless of gender, race, religion, etc.) in the United States
  • Languages: English and Spanish (Plus translation services in over a hundred languages)
  • People with speech or hearing disabilities can contact Boys Town via email, hotline@boystown.org.
  • Counseling is aimed at anyone suffering with a crisis such as abuse, addiction or abandonment issues. 

Crisis Text Line  

Text HELLO to 741741

  • Available 24/7 support for those in crisis in the United States   
  • The Crisis Text Line website has support information for coronavirus anxiety, isolation concerns, financial stress and more.

Disaster Distress Helpline

Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746

  • Available 24/7 support for those experiencing emotional distress in the United States
  • Free and confidential
  • Languages: Multiple
  • Provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • This helpline supports those experiencing difficulty related to disasters including infectious disease outbreaks, such as the coronavirus; traumatic, violent incidents, or natural disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, etc.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Call 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224

  • Available 24/7 support for anyone in a domestic violence situation in the United States
  • Free and confidential
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Note: Text LOVEIS to 22522 if you're unable to speak by phone

National Runaway Safelineopens a new window

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)

  • Available 24/7 hotline for all youth in the United States
  • Confidential counseling and chat services (text 66008).
  • Note that while they won’t share your story, if someone is hurting you and you provide identifying information, they are required by law to report it (but remember that the decision is yours to give that information.)
  • Counseling is aimed at assisting individuals by providing someone to talk to as well as finding a shelter, food, medical assistance or counseling.  

National Sexual Assault Online Hotline

Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

  • Available 24/7 counseling (online chatting or phone support) in the United States
  • Free and confidential
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Provided by RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, this is the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • Available 24/7 support for anyone dealing with a suicide crisis in the United States (for themselves or for loved ones)
  • Free and confidential phone or chat services
  • People with speech or hearing disabilities can contact (800) 799-4889
  • Connect/chat through Lifeline Chat 

Trevor Project

Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678

  • Available 24/7 support for LGBTQIA+ identified youth in the United States
  • Free and confidential phone, text or chat services
  • The Trevor Project hotline is a suicide prevention and crisis intervention hotline. However, the project does much more, such as bringing together international LGBTQ youth and allies through online communities and support groups as well as advocating for laws and policies to reduce suicide in LGBTQ youth.

This list was compiled by CPL Teen Services' Teen Health Advisory Task Force.