Looking for a kind voice to talk with?

If you are experiencing a crisis or seeking professional help here are some places you can reach out to:

Hotline Number Link/Purpose
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, A 24/7 hotline for callers in the United States
1−800−799−SAFE (7233) The National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (4673) National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) National Runaway Switchboard, hotline and live chat for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth
800-273-TALK (8255) US Veterans Crisis Hotline
1-800-SPEAK-UP (983-4275) American anonymous youth violence reporting hotline created by The Center to Prevent Youth Violence

Here are some links for groups & individuals that are more local:

Local Connections Link/Purpose
Professional Counselors Find a professional counselor in your area
Alcoholics Anonymous Find a chapter in your area
Warm Lines Find a Warm Line in your area – Warm lines are a staffed by people in recovery themselves.Peer operators are trained
to attentively listen, offer compassion and assist callers in connecting with their own internal strengths and direction.
Meetup.com Find a Meetup in your area – Meetups are a great way to connect with peers and engage in a fun activity.
This web site helps one to find and join groups unified by a common interest, such as books, games, pets or hobbies.