In case you need immediate help: If ever you are feeling hopeless, suicidal, or simply in need of speaking with someone, there are numerous free and anonymous hotlines with trained operators available.

Suicide Prevention / Depression Support

US: Hopeline (Suicide Prevention):
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

US: Suicide Hotline:
1-800-273-Talk (1-800-8255)

UK: Samaritans (Nat’l and local): 08457 90 90 90 or

CAN: Suicide Prevention Canada

AUS: Lifeline Australia
Helpline 13 11 14

Substance Abuse / Alcoholism

US: National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline:
1-800-662-HELP (4357)

US: Alcohol Abuse and Crisis Intervention: 1-800-234-0246

US: National Cocaine Hotline:
1-800-COCAINE (262-2463)

US: Al-Anon/Alateen Hotline (for friends and family) 1-800-344-2666

UK: Drinkline: Nat’l. Alcoholism Helpline: 0800 917 8282

AUS: Drug & Alcohol Helpline
1800 198 024

CAN: Drug & Alcohol Helpline

Rape, Abuse & Domestic Violence

US: Childhelp (Child Abuse):
1-800-4ACHILD (1-800-422-4453)

US: Nat’l. Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

US: RAINN Nat’l. Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

US: Nat’l. Center on Elder Abuse:

US: National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-621-4000

UK: Women’s Aid Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Gay & lesbian issues

US: GLBT National Help Center

UK: Galop – LGBT Abuse Helpline
0800 999 5428

CAN: PFLAG Canada Helpline

AUS: QLIFE Australia Helpline
1800 184 527

US: Planned Parenthood:
1-800-230-PLAN (7526)

US: Nat’l. STD Hotline:

US: National AIDS Hotline:
1-800-342-AIDS (2437)

US: The Teen AIDS Hotline:
1-800-440-TEEN (8336)

pregnancy & sexual health


US: Nat’l. Poison Help:


ULifeline – A directory of resources available for college students— take a self-assessment test; or find your college psych services center.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – Alcoholics Anonymous is an informal meeting society for recovering alcoholics whose primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) – Narcotics Anonymous similar to AA, is an international, community-based association of recovering addicts.

Self-Mutilators Anonymous – A community-based association for individuals struggling with self-mutilation.

Informational resources

National Institute of Mental Health – Extensive information on a variety of mental health topics.

National Institute of Health – Extensive information on all health related topics.

MedlinePlus – Extensive information of different drugs and treatment options.

Note:  If you think you have a medical emergency please call your doctor or 911 immediately.