2NDFLOOR Youth Helpline 888-222-2228
Free helpline to assist adolescents with their day-to-day concerns. Trained listeners encourage discussion, provide support and offer practical guidance. Call or TEXT the hotline to access the service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Crisis Text Line
Text 741741 when in crisis, available 24/7 in the United States. The Crisis Counselor helps you move from a hot moment to a cool calm to stay safe and healthy using effective active listening and suggested referrals.
800-852-8336 or Text TEEN to 839863 (6-10PM PST/9PM-1AM EST) Highly trained teen listeners provide support, resources and hope to any teen who is struggling.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress and prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
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