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For residents of the United States of America (USA): Below are some national helplines and organizations you can contact during a time of crisis or emergency in the United States.
SAMHSA Disaster and Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
“The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.” https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
SAMHSA National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
“SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.” https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
“The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States.” https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
American Red Cross: Locate your local chapter or chat online.The American Red Cross does not host a crisis helpline, but this organization has many resources for families immediately following a crisis or disaster. https://www.redcross.org/get-help.html