Emergency Mental Health Helplines and Resources

At alike.health, we understand that mental health emergencies can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. We've compiled a comprehensive list of emergency mental health helplines and resources.
These helplines offer immediate support and guidance to those experiencing mental health crises or emotional distress. Remember, you are not alone, and help is available.

International support
Find a Helpline:
This is a free online tool that connects people to helplines in over 50 countries. visit Find a Helpline.

Befrienders Worldwide : Provides confidential support to people in emotional crisis or distress, or those considering suicide. They operate 349 emotional support centers in 32 countries at Befrienders Worldwide.


United States of America (USA):
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline): Dial 988 or visit 988lifeline.org for chat support.
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 or visit crisistextline.org.
SAMHSA National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline.
Veterans Crisis Line: Dial 988 and press 1 or visit veteranscrisisline.net.
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
TrevorLifeline (for LGBTQ+ Youth): 1-866-488-7386 or visit thetrevorproject.org.
National Eating Disorders Association Helpline: 1-800-931-2237 or visit nationaleatingdisorders.org.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or visit nami.org.

United Kingdom (UK):
Samaritans: Call 116 123 or visit samaritans.org.
Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393 or visit mind.org.uk.
NHS urgent mental health helpline: Dial 111 in England or visit nhs.uk.
NHS 24/7 Helpline (Scotland): 0800 917 8282.
NHS Direct Wales: 0845 46 47 or visit nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk.
Lifeline (Northern Ireland): 0808 808 8000.CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably): 0800 58 58 58 for men or visit thecalmzone.netIreland:
Samaritans Ireland: Call 116 123 or visit samaritans.org/ireland/samaritans-ireland.
Pieta House (Suicide and Self-Harm Support): 1800 247 247 or visit
pieta.ie.
Aware (Depression and Bipolar Disorder Support): 1800 80 48 48 or visit aware.ie.
Childline: 1800 66 66 66 or visit childline.ie.
Teen-Line Ireland: 1800 833 634.
Women's Aid Helpline: 1800 341 900 or visit womensaid.ie.

Australia:
Lifeline: 13 11 14 or visit lifeline.org.au.
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 or visit beyondblue.org.au.
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 or visit kidshelpline.com.au.
MensLine Australia: 1300 78 99 78 or visit mensline.org.au.
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

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