Hotlines

The Grief Resource Network is seeking to provide our members with the most up-to-date hotlines and online resources to help those in crisis due to the loss of a loved one. The following list of links are national crisis lines from various sources. If you know of a quality hotline service that others would benefit from that is not listed here, please email us at info@griefresourcenetwork.com. Also, if you feel the need to tell us about your experience with any of these resources listed here that you think would be helpful, then please do so. We are interested in hearing from you.

Life Threatening

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline suicidepreventionlifeline.org

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Open 24/7

  • The Trevor Project thetrevorproject.org

    The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

  • MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) madd.org

    The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

Abuse / Safety / Protection

  • Disaster Distress Helpline samhsa.gov

    SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

    Open 24/7

  • National Child Abuse Hotline childhelp.org

    The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. he hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

    Open 24/7

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline thehotline.org

    The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.

  • National Indigenous Women's Resource Center niwrc.org

    The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women.

  • National Runaway Safeline 1800runaway.org

    The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

  • Overseas Citizens Services travel.state.gov

    Overseas Citizens Services (OCS) in the State Department''s Bureau of Consular Affairs is responsible for the welfare and whereabouts of U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad.

  • Stalking Resource Center victimsofcrime.org

    The mission of the Stalking Resource Center is to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking.

  • Boy’s Town National Hotline boystown.org

    The Boys Town National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors. It is accredited by the American Association of Suicidiology (AAS).

    Open 24/7

  • Child Find of America, Inc. childfindofamerica.org

    Child Find of America Inc. is a national not-for-profit organization that provides outstanding professional services designed to prevent and resolve child abduction and the family conflicts that can lead to abduction and abuse.

  • Missing Children Help Center

  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children missingkids.com

    The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is a non—profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization.

    Open 24/7

  • Groundwork Domestic Violence Hotline gacsprograms.org

    Providing conversation and advice to those who experience domestic violence in Joliet and Will County, IL. This organization also offers a Domestic Violence Shelter for those in need.

    Open 24/7

Addiction

  • 800 Alcohol

    The nationwide, 24-hour admission and referral line.

    Open 24/7

  • 800 Cocaine

    1-800 COCAINE has supplied epidemiologic data regarding cocaine use, with increasing proportions of female users since 1983, decrease in average age and income of callers since 1983, and numerous social and medical consequences of use

  • Al-Anon al-anon.org

    Worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether or not the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous aa.org

    Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio. AA's stated "primary purpose" is to help alcoholics "stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety

  • Center for Substance Abuse Treatment samhsa.gov

    The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is to promote community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery services for individuals and families in every community.

  • Compulsive Gambling Hotline ncpgambling.org

    The National Council on Problem Gambling operates the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network (1-800-522-4700). The network is a single national access point to local resources for those seeking help for a gambling problem.

    Open 24/7

  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence ncadd.org

    NCADD and its Affiliate Network is a voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting the Nation’s #1 health problem – alcoholism, drug addiction and the devastating consequences of alcohol and other drugs on individuals, families and communities.

  • National Council on Sexual Addiction/Compulsivity sash.net

    Nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting public and professional awareness and understanding of addictive/compulsive sexual behavior and its associated negative consequences.

Research & Resources

  • Parents of Murdered Children pomc.com

    POMC makes the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness.

  • VictimConnect victimconnect.org

    The VictimConnect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately.

    8:30am – 7:30pm Daily

  • Office for Victims of Crime, Directory of Crime Victim Services ovc.gov

    Since its launch in 2003, the Directory has helped thousands of crime victims and service providers find nonemergency crime victim service agencies in the United States and abroad.

  • Identity Theft Resource Center idtheftcenter.org

    The ITRC is a non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft in resolving their cases, and to broaden education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft, data breaches, cyber security, scams/fraud and privacy issues.

  • Internet Crime Complaint Center ic3.gov

    Their mission is to provide the public with a reliable reporting mechanism to submit information to the FBI concerning suspected Internet-facilitated criminal activity and to develop effective alliances with law enforcement and industry partners.

  • National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards nacvcb.org

    The mission of the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards is to provide leadership, professional development, and collaborative opportunities to our members to strengthen their capacity to improve services to crime victims and survivors.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center

    Service of the federal government's National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the National Institutes of Health. Provides accurate, up-to-date info about Alzheimer's disease (AD) to patients, families, caregivers, health care providers, and the public

  • American Trauma Society amtrauma.org

    The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury.

  • Cancer Information Service cancer.gov

    Program of the National Institutes of Health (through the National Cancer Institute) that is provided to the United States of America public to provide personalized, confidential responses to specific questions about cancer.

  • CDC National HIV & AIDS Hotline cdc.gov

    A service of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), offers access to the latest HIV/AIDS information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public.

  • Grief Recovery Helpline

    Offers counseling, referrals, support and publications

  • International Association for Near-Death Studies iands.org

    Educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) focuses most of its resources into providing the highest quality information available about NDE-related subjects.

  • Brain Injury Foundation biausa.org

    The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization.

  • National Health Information Center health.gov

    NHIC helps connect health professionals and consumers to the organizations that can best answer their questions by providing up-to-date contact information for the most reliable resources.

  • National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Info Line ptsd.va.gov

    The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. We work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma.

  • National Rehabilitation Information Center naric.com

    The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) is the library of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

  • Relapse Prevention Hotline

  • Survivors of Incest Anonymous siawso.org

    This is intended to be a resource to survivors of child sexual abuse, and we hope it can be an aid in your recovery.

Other

  • FINRA Securities Helpline for Seniors finra.org

    A toll-free number that senior investors can call to get assistance from FINRA or raise concerns about issues with brokerage accounts and investments.

    M-F 9am-5pm Eastern Time

Mental Health

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness nami.org

    NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

  • National Institute of Mental Health Depression & Panic Disorder Hotline nimh.nih.gov

    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.

  • National Mental Health Association mentalhealthamerica.net

    Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.