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Crisis Assistance Resources


•Domestic and Child Abuse
•Eating Disorders
•Elder Care
•Mental Health
•Missing Children
•Suicide Hotline Numbers
•Volunteering/Disaster Relief

Here is a list of crisis resources, hotlines, and web sites that may be of help if you or someone you know may be in trouble. If you think you need immediate help and cannot speak to a family member, a medical professional, or a member of the clergy, please reach out to one of these organizations or dial 911 immediately.

Suicide Hotline Numbers

"If you are thinking about suicide... Read this first": from Metanoia.org

•Hope Line Network
Phone: (800) SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
•Covenant House
Phone: (800) 999-9999
•National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Phone: (800) 273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
•National and International Suicide Helpline Numbers
Resources and numbers by states and countries
•International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred)
Phone: (800) 422-HOPE (1-800-422-4673)
•Boys Town Hotline
Phone: (800) 448-3000
•The Samaritans
Phone (In the UK): 08457 90 90 90
Phone (In Ireland): 1850 60 90 90

•Alcoholics Anonymous
Phone: (212) 870-3400
•Narcotics Anonymous
Phone: (818) 700-0700
•Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group Services
Phone: (800) 356-9996, (888) 4AL-ANON (1-888-425-2666)
•Nationwide Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center Hotline
Phone: (866) 96-SOBER (1-866-967-6237)
•National Association for Children of Alcoholics
Phone: (888) 554-COAS (1-888-554-2627)

Domestic and Child Abuse
•Abuse Victim Hotline (free legal advice and counsel)
Phone: toll free: 877-448-8678
•Between Friends
Phone: (800) 603-HELP, (800) 603-4357
•National Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: (800) 799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233), (800) 787-3224 (TTY)
•Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
Phone: (800) 656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
•Childhelp USA (Chlld Abuse Reporting Numbers by State)
Phone: (800) 4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
•Child Welfare Information Gateway
Phone: (800) 422-4453
•National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Phone: (800) THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
•Child Find of America
Phone: (800) I-AM-LOST (1-800-426-5678)
•National Center on Elder Abuse
Phone: (800) 677-1116
•Elder Abuse Resource and Referral
Phone: (800) 879-6682

Eating Disorders
•National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
Phone: (847) 831-3438
•Bulimia and Self-Help Hotline
Phone: (314) 588-1683 (24 hour crisis line)
•National Eating Disorders Association
Phone: (858) 931-2237

Elder Care
•American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Phone: (888) OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277)
•Eldercare Locator Information and Referral Line
Phone: (800) 677-1116
•Hospice Education Institute
Phone: (800) 331-1620
•Medicare Telephone Hotline
Phone: (800) MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY/TDD (877) 486-2048
•National Council on Aging
Phone: (800) 424-9046
•National Institute on Aging Information Center
Phone: (800) 222-2225
•National Center on Elder Abuse
Phone: (800) 677-1116

Mental Health Information
•SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center
Phone: (800) 789-2647
•Mental Health America
Phone: (800) 969-6642

Missing Children
•Child Find of America
Phone: (800) I-AM-LOST (1-800-426-5678)
•National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Phone: (800) THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
•National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence
Phone: (800) 422-4453 (child abuse), (800) 799-7233 (domestic violence), (800) 787-3244 (TTY)
•Vanished Children's Alliance
Phone: (800) VANISHED (1-800-826-4743)

Volunteering/Disaster Relief
•American Red Cross
Volunteering - Phone: (800) HELP-NOW (1-800-435-7669)
Disaster Relief - Phone: (866) GET-INFO (1-866-438-4636)
Phone: (800)-486-HELP (1-800-435-4357)
•National Relief Network
Phone: (866) 2 Volunteer (1-866-286-5868)
•Direct Relief International
Phone: (805) 964-4767
•Volunteers of America
Phone: (800) 899-0089
Phone: (415) 241-6868

NOTE: This is not a complete list of resources. WebMD has not evaluated these services, and we can't endorse them. We do not have any agreements with these services or organizations and we do not receive a fee from them for the listing.

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Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on August 31, 2009

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