Crisis & Emergency Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) so you can speak directly to a trained crisis counselor. Calls are free, confidential, and available 24/7.
Crisis Text Line. Text HOME to 741741. The Crisis Text Line offers free, 24/7, confidential support to people in crisis. (If you live in Canada, text HOME to 686868.)
The Trevor Project supports LGBTQ people under age 25 with 24/7 access to trained crisis support. Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text “Start” to 678678.
Call 911. If you, or a loved one is experiencing a mental health emergency and feel at risk of hurting yourself or someone else, it may be necessary to call 911 and notify the operator that it is a psychiatric emergency. Ask for an officer trained in crisis intervention, or in psychiatric emergencies.
Resources for Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault
National Domestic Violence Hotline. Call 800-799-SAFE (7233) or chat online. Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.
National Sexual Assault Hotline. Call 800-656-HOPE (4673). Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at Online Hotline. Free help, 24/7.
Lower Fee or Pro Bono Counseling
If you cannot afford the reduced rates offered through Open Path, we recommend searching online for “community mental health” in your area. Many cities offer free, or reduced fee, clinics that may be able to connect you with mental health support.
You can also search online for “pro bono counseling” to see if there are any therapists who offer totally free sessions in your community.