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IMPORTANT: Mental Health Resource Phone Numbers & Hotlines

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I have complied an updated list of mental health resource phone numbers and hotlines that anyone from the United States could use and keep handy; especially if you are in a crisis or feel like you might harm yourself or somebody else.

  • Suicide and Crisis Life Line: Send a text message to: 988 24/7
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call 1-800-273-TALK 24/7
  • Help For Self-Harm: Text message the word connect to: 741741 24/7
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: It is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders: 1-800-662-HELP
  • Bipolar Hotline: 1-866-903-3787
  • Contact the NAMI HelpLine at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or if you have any questions about schizophrenia or finding support and resources.
  • NAMI is here to provide support and information for you and your family. Contact the NAMI HelpLine at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or if you have any questions about obsessive-compulsive disorders, or finding support and resources.
  • Alcohol Addiction: AA (Alcoholics Anonymous- But People looking for Narcotics Anonymous can still attend AA Meetings or get help from this hotline.) Hotline Number: 1-800-839-1686
  • National Eating Disorder Hotline: Call this number: 1-800-931-2237 (11a-9p ET Mon-Thurs; Friday: 11am- 5pm) Or you can TEXT (Mon-Thurs 3pm – 6pm ET; Fri 1pm – 5pm ET) the same number.

As I find more useful hotline numbers for mental health and substance abuse, I will update this post some more. If anyone knows of any other hotline numbers please post them in the comments or contact me at Thanks.

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Samantha is the author of "My Bipolar Mind: You're not alone," she is also a freelance writer, blogger, and mental health advocate who runs and manages her own mental health blog

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