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You’ve got backup

You’ve got backup

If you or someone you know is in emotional distress, you may not know where to turn. But there’s plenty of support available to you.


Build a close relationship with your health care provider. If you’re struggling they can suggest appropriate treatment, and follow up often so you feel better, sooner.


If there’s a threat of harm, make the very first call to 911, or your local emergency hotline. There are many free, 24/7 hotlines to support you through tough times, too.

You can also visit our Crisis and community support resource center. You’ll find helpful articles, local resources for national events and tips for emergency preparedness.

Help hotlines

Help hotlines

Whatever feelings you’re having or situation you’re facing, all you have do is reach out. Connect with any of these hotlines to talk over a problem, find information, get advice or get involved.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline



The National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 


National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Boy’s Town Hotline


Helpful resources

Helpful resources

There’s a wealth of information available on emotional health, from dealing with depression to speaking out against violence to talking to a troubled teen. So choose a topic that matters to you from one of these noteworthy organizations. Or look around to learn something new. Knowledge is power.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


National Institute of Mental Health



National Alliance on Mental Illness

1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Mental Health First Aid



U.S. National Library of Medicine

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

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