988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
(formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) offers 24/7 call, text, and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
Mental Health Delegate Hotline
7 days a week/24 hours per day
Crisis Text Line
In a crisis? Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
The 211 Helpline is a free, 24/7, easy-to-remember helpline that connects individuals and families with important services, from everyday needs to educational opportunities and crisis support, and resources in our local communities.
Call 1-833-PHL-HOPE (1-833-745-4673)
Philly HopeLine is a free helpline run by Uplift Center for Grieving Children staffed by our Master’s degree-level clinicians. The PHL is open to all Philadelphia caregivers and youth. Service is available in both English and Spanish.
Hours of Operation:
Mondays-Thursdays 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fridays 1 – 4 p.m. (closed in June, July and August)
CLOSED on weekends, holidays, and during Uplift office closures
Horas en español:
Lunes de 10 a.m. a 1 p.m. y viernes de 1 p.m. a 4 p.m.
Hours for Grieving LGBTQ+ Youth:
Tuesdays 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesdays 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursdays 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Uplift Center For Grieving Children
The Uplift Center is a safe and caring place where children, families and professionals can find or provide the support to heal and grow through grief.
Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text to 838255
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects veterans 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a trained responder. The service is available to all veterans, even if they are not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare.
Disaster Distress Helpline
Call or text 1-800-985-5990
The disaster distress helpline provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The helpline is free, multilingual, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En español 1-888-628-9454
Use Lifeline Chat on the web
The Lifeline is a free, confidential crisis service that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Lifeline connects people to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.