Social distancing does not mean you are alone. If someone is hurting you, abusing you or neglecting you, or if you suspect a child is being abused, neglected or exposed to an unsafe situation, call 1-800-4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453) immediately. Help is available.
If you or a child are in immediate danger, or if you are thinking of hurting yourself, your infant, or someone else, immediately call 911, your doctor, or reach out for outside help.
Disaster Distress – Get help if you need it
It’s important to know that you are not alone if you are experiencing distress or a personal crisis. Stress, anxiety and other depression-like symptoms are common after a disaster. Reach out to SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Line at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. Call the number and press “2” or text Hablanos to 66746 for the same help in Spanish. Crisis counseling and support is confidential and available 24/7 to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
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HOTLINE & HELP PHONE NUMBERS
- National Child Abuse Hotline
- National Sexual Assault Hotline
- National Center Missing & Exploited Children
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- Teen Dating Violence & Abuse
(Love is Respect hotline)
- National Suicide Hotline:
- Boys Town
(Parenting & Youth Advice for Males and Females)
- Crying Baby Hotline
- National Runaway Safeline
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
- SAMHSA Disaster Distress
- MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING TOOL – FREE & ANONYMOUS
Parenting is a full-time job, full of joys, trials, challenges, and triumphs. If you are feeling fearful, stressed, or overwhelmed, we encourage you to seek help. For immediate support, call the Crying Baby Hotline: 1-866-243-2229 or Boys Town (Parenting & Youth advice for Males & Females): 1-800-448-300.
The following hotline numbers and resources are provided to help guide you to the support you need.
CHILD HELP NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE
Call: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
Click: 24/7 National Hotline | click here
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
Call: 1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
Online Chat: Click to Chat. (NOT a public chat room)
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