For the Frontlines
Specifically for healthcare professionals.
USA & Canada: Text FRONTLINE to 741741
UK: Text FRONTLINE to 85258
Ireland: Text FRONTLINE to 086 1800 268
Volunteer initiative to match volunteer mental health professionals with COVID-19 first responders, emergency personnel, and healthcare professionals dealing with the stress associated with COVID-19. If you would like to be matched with a volunteer mental health provider for a one hour session, please fill out this form. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out this interest form.
A free, peer-supported program designed to help physicians and others on the care team move toward thriving both personally and professionally. PeerRx encourages regular weekly, monthly, and quarterly check-ins with your PeerRx partner and provides prompts and guidance for the check-ins. More info here
General Crisis Lines
National Crisis Text Lines
US & Canada: text Home to 741741
UK: text Home to 85258
Ireland: text Home to 086 1800 280
WebChat available through Facebook
National Disaster Distress Helpline - (800) 985-5880
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - (800) 273-8255
The Lifeline provides 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. WebChat is also available 24/7 in the US.
International Association for Suicide Prevention
International Suicide Hotline from Suicide.com
A list of international resources posted here.
Trevor Project - (866) 488-7286
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. You can also text "START" to 678678 or use their WebChat.
Optum - (866) 342-6892
From Optum, a health services innovation company, a toll-free emotional helpline that's free of charge and open 24/7.
Get daily mental health support in the form of text messages. From advice to encouragement, every text is written by real people. Get 2 weeks of Cope Notes for free. More info here.
New York: (884) 863-9314
Illinois: "Calm4Calm." From the Illinois Human Services Mental Health Division, Illinois residents wanting to speak to a mental healthcare professional can text the word “TALK” to 552020. The service is also available in Spanish by texting “HABLAR” to 552020. The service is free to use.
Chicago: (833)-TURN123. From the Turn Center and the Urban Resilience Network, this hotline is a toll-free number for Chicago Residents experiencing violence, grief, anger, terminal illness, depression/separation, vicarious trauma, self harm, or abuse. It is available Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. CST. More info here.