Crisis Hotlines For Youth

You are not alone. There are adults who care.

If you are a child or teenager in crisis and need help immediately, please consult one of the following toll-free national hotlines or contact your local police or emergency services. All hotlines are free.


Boys Town National Hotline (1.800.448.3000)

Crisis and support line for children, youth and their parents, 24/7 and Spanish available. Multi-topic and issue assistance. 

Childhelp (1.800.4ACHILD)

Provides 24/7 assistance in 170 languages to adults, children and youth with information and questions regarding child abuse. All calls are anonymous and confidential. 

National Runaway Safeline (1.800.RUNAWAY)

Crisis line for youth thinking about running away, for youth already on the run and for adults worried about a runaway. 24/7 help available. (1.800.331.9474)

Peer advocates available 24/7 to support teens with concerns about dating violence. Chat available thru their website, or text loveis to 22522.

Trevor Project Lifeline (1.866.488.7386)

Provides 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1.800.273.TALK)

Support and assistance 24/7 for anyone feeling depressed, overwhelmed or suicidal.