Resources

ABUSE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
  • USA: National Domestic Violence Hotline (main national hotline)

    • Only 24/7 center in the nation that has access to service providers and shelters across the US today – they answer the call to support and shift power back to those affected by relationship abuse

    • Phone: 1-800-799-7233

    • Unable to speak safely: log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474 (this is the number for loveisrespect which is listed directly below)

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  • USA: The National Deaf Domestic Violence Helpline – The Deaf Hotline

    • Has advocates available 24/7 for crisis intervention, education, information, and referrals for Deaf, DeafBlind, and DeafDisabled callers

    • Video Phone: 24/7 help by calling 1-855-812-1001 or live chat their online services for 24/7/365 help

    • Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233) – 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

    • Email

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    • Website

  • Other USA resources:

  • UK: National DA Hotline – Refuge

    • Provides emergency temporary accommodation, support for women who are still in their homes, independent domestic sexual and gender violence advocates provide guidance, culturally specific services, gender based violence services, tech abuse and empowerment services, child support, 24-hour helpline, support victims of human trafficking and modern slavery, specific service contact points for women, men, and children in different areas of the UK

    • Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hr National DA Helpline) or chat online M-F 3pm-6pm

    • Website: nationaldahelpline.org.uk and refuge.org.uk

  • Canada: Ending Violence Association of Canada (EVA CAN)

    • National non-profit whose main purpose is to educate and respond to gender based violence at the national level – works with other national organizations, educational institutions, business, government, provincial and territorial community-based organizations to promote and sustain multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral collaboration and information exchange at the national level; however, it’s a national organization and does not provide individual counseling, crisis response, or other forms of direct service. If you require the support of a shelter, crisis line, counseling or other direct service please visit the “Getting Help” (linked directly below) page or contact your local women’s shelter, transition house or sexual assault center

    • Website (link to different services across Canada – contact the one closest to you): endingviolencecanada.org

    • Email

  • International

 
SUICIDE HOTLINES
  • USA: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    • 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals – there are specific resources on their website for youth, disaster survivors, Native Americans, veterans, loss survivors, LGBTQ+, attempt survivors, deaf/hard of hearing/hearing loss, and options for Spanish speakers

    • Phone: 800-273-TALK (8255) / can chat online

      • Spanish speaking: 1-888-628-9454

      • Deaf & Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889

      • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 / text 838255 / chat online

      • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 / Text TalkWithUS to 66746

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    • Website

  • International: Suicide Stop – International Help Center

    • Email (again, this email won’t be as beneficial as the links they provide on their site)

    • Website

  • Canada: Crisis Services Canada

    • A national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services – committed to supporting any person living in Canada who is affected by suicide, in the most caring and least intrusive manner possible; provides information about other chat and text services across Canada

    • Phone: 1-833-456-4566 available 24/7/365 or send a text to 45645 available 4pm-Midnight ET (their chat services may be down right now?)

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MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINES
  • US: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    • National Helpline is also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service is a confidential, free, 24/7/365 information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.

    • National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) & 1-800-487-4889 (TTY)

    • Website: Treatment Locator & Resources/Information Page

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  • US: MentalHealth.gov

    • US Department of Health & Human Services website with various resources about mental health (what to look for, how to get help, mental health basics, how to talk about mental health)

    • Website

  • Canada: Government of Canada Mental Health Support

    • Provides information about crisis help centers across Canada, Kids Help Phone, Hope for Wellness Help Line, along with links to more information about other mental health support (such as: preventing suicide, bullying, violence and abuse, mental health services for veterans)

    • Website

    • Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention support group and suicide prevention center locator

    • Kids Help Phone: Canada’s only national helpline for young people between the ages of 5 and 20. It offers: 24-hour confidential and anonymous support, professional counsellors and counselling options, online resources that provide tips and advice on the challenges that young people face

      • Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to chat with a volunteer Crisis Responder 24/7

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    • Hope for Wellness Help Line: Gives free national telephone crisis intervention and counseling support for First Nations and Inuit – help can be reached toll-free, 24/7

      • Phone: 1-855-242-3310

    • Long term care at a regional office

  • International: Global Mental Health Resources

    • Provides emergency numbers, general websites, and contact information for organizations that deal with depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma/PTSD, bipolar disorder, sexuality and gender, eating disorders, support for carers, women’s health, help for kids – all around the world

    • Website

 

ONLINE THERAPISTS
  • US & Canada: Talkspace

  • US: BetterHelp (this may be international?)

  • US & Canada: Best online-Therapy – this is an article that outlines different online therapy, their pros and cons, what they are best known for (LGBTQ+ services, services for kids, sex therapy, marriage counseling, etc.) & 5 Mental Health Apps To Try – this outlines different online services specifically available in Canada

  • International: Online Counseling Directory

    • Online directory where therapists from all over the world create profiles to help match you with the right person for what you are struggling with (possibly a partner with/sponsored by BetterHelp?)

    • Website

 

LGBTQ
  • US: LGBT National Help Center

    • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Hotline provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. All services are free and confidential. Can talk about – coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.

    • Phone: 1-888-843-4564 M-F 1pm-9pm PST, Saturday 9am-2pm PST

    • Email

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    • Website and massive resources database

  • US: The Trevor Project

    • The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25

    • Phone: 1-866-488-7386 call 24/7 or chat online or Text START to 678-678

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  • US & Canada: Trans Lifeline

    • Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and micro grants non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. Trans Lifeline was founded in 2014 as a peer-support crisis hotline. The Hotline was, and still is, the only service in the country in which all operators are transgender. Because of the particularly vulnerable relationship transgender people have with police, it is also the only service in the country with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.

    • US Phone: 1-877-565-8860 24/7

    • Canada Phone: 1-877-330-6366 24/7

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    • Email

    • Other Trans Resources

  • Canada: LGBT Youthline

    • LGBT Youth Line is a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 and under) across Ontario. We do this by: providing anonymous peer support and referrals; training youth to provide support to other youth; and providing resources so youth can make informed decisions. Youth Line offers confidential and non-judgemental peer support through our telephone, text and chat services. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM

    • Phone: 647-694-4275

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  • International:

    • Other LGBTQ resources: (services, guides, etc.) – mostly centered in Canada & US, but there are some international listed (UK & Singapore)

Transgender and Addictions Education and Resources: https://www.sunshinebehavioralhealth.com/resources/transgender-community/. A deep look at what transgender is. How and why transgender people suffer from certain mental health disorders. A formal look at the term and history of the term gender dysphoria. The extent of how transgender people suffer from substance use disorder.

 

SUPPORT GROUPS
  • International: Al-Anon

    • For people who are worried about someone with a drinking problem. Many who come to Al-Anon/Alateen are in despair, feeling hopeless, unable to believe that things can ever change. We want our lives to be different, but nothing we have done has brought about change. We all come to Al-Anon because we want and need help. In Al-Anon and Alateen, members share their own experience, strength, and hope with each other. You will meet others who share your feelings and frustrations, if not your exact situation. We come together to learn a better way of life, to find happiness whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.

    • Phone: Meeting Information 1-888-4AL-ANON (1-888-425-2666)

    • US Email

    • Canada Email

    • Website

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  • USA: Mental Health America

    • Information about specialized support groups and other helpful resources regarding mental health

    • Phone: 703-684-7722 & Toll Free 800-969-6642

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    • Website

  • Canada (and some International): eMentalHealth.ca

    • Resources for Self-Help, Mutual Aid, and Support Groups across Canada (and the world) for various issues (addiction, anger, stress, cancer, bullying, and much more)

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List of other various US Hotlines