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Listing: Hotline Lists for Crisis Intervention

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Online Resource

Reviewed Date

Jan 4, 2023


This resource refers to organizations that hold comprehensive lists of national hotlines and information centers in the area of health promotion, abuse, crisis intervention, and spiritual guidance.

If you are in immediate crisis and not sure where to turn, please call 911 now or go to the nearest emergency room.

988 Crisis Lifeline 
“988” is the three-digit, nationwide phone number to connect directly to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. 
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of over 160 crisis centers that provides 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline with the number 9-8-8. It is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.


a full list of common hotline numbers:

Please LIVE
"Feeling Overwhelmed? There are a lot of phone numbers. If you don’t know where to start, we suggest dialing 2-1-1 on your phone to be connected with the national human service call center."
A full list of hotline numbers, including Christian spiritual direction focused groups.

NIH - National Institutes of Health: Health Info Lines
a list of departments, research foundations and information centers

ODPHP - Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
a list of organizations and information centers listed by topic.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
1-800-662-4357 (24/7helpline)
TTY: 1-800-487-4889

Chicago - IL

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline
888-293-2080 Chicago
630-971-3927 DuPage County
708-748-5672 South Suburbs

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois
1-800-25-ABUSE (1129)

IL Coalition Against Domestic Violence


This content is for informational purposes only and may not be comprehensive. Information contained does not imply an endorsement from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and does not replace the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.  See here for further details.
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