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Crisis Hotlines

Whether you are depressed, thinking of suicide, feeling anxious after a disaster, or need emotional support, help is available anytime from anywhere.

NYC Well

If you are a New York City resident in need of emotional support for yourself or someone else, NYC Well is a one click, one call connection to counseling, crisis intervention, peer support and referrals to ongoing treatment and support services. To reach NYC Well, call 1-888-NYC-Well, text WELL to 65173, or chat with a counselor at nyc.gov/nycwell.


Help is available for anyone in New York State who is struggling with substance abuse or gambling addiction by calling 1-877-8HOPE-NY 1-877-846-7369.


If you or someone you know is experiencing bullying in a New York City public school, please contact the BRAVEline Monday through Friday 2:30 pm-9:30 pm by calling 1-212-709-3222, texting BRAVE to 43961 or through chat.

Disaster Distress Helpline

Help is available for people in need of emotional support after a disaster by calling 1-800-985-5990 or texting “TalkWithUs” to 66746.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you are thinking about suicide or are concerned for someone in crisis outside of New York City, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or click here to chat with a counselor.

Veterans Crisis Line

Confidential support is available to veterans and their families by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and pressing option 1. Help is also available by chatting online or texting “Get Help Now” to 838255.