Emergency Numbers

Do you know where to send someone who turns to you in need as they suffer from the temptation to commit suicide, from abuse or coerced labor?

This list helps you have answers.

Keeping these numbers handy now means we understand the holidays can be rough – and we’re ready to help anyone who leans in our direction.

You can call with questions and for guidance. The person who needs help should call, but may hesitate. Most importantly, remember not to share and disappear! The other half is an act of kindness too, taking a walk together, having a coffee, seeing a movie or simply having a guest over while you sit together reading.

Or, you could also train and volunteer for one of these call-in crisis lines, which permit people to work the line from confidential office and/or home settings.

MOST IMPORTANT: When anyone is in danger, or you fear for someone’s safety, call 911!

The following are resources for people who are not in imminent danger from self or others, and the hotlines also will talk to those who are concerned about others’ safety, too.

These hotlines are free, confidential and 24/7. They have bilingual options. Websites usually include a chat option.

SUICIDE

US Resources for Suicide Prevention[1]

Suicide.org
Hotline: 1-800-784-2433

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Hotline: 1-800-273-8255  (Website also has a chat line and email options.)

Top International Resources for Suicide Prevention[2]

Suicide Prevention
Hotline: 702-743-4340

Crisis Text Line
TEXT: Text START to 741-741

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Sexual Use of all Minors, Commercial Sex Involving Adults, Coerced Labor, Domestic Servitude

National Human Trafficking Hotline

888-373-7888 /  TTY: 711

Text: 233733

Chat

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

National Domestic Violence Hotline

800-799-7233

800-787-3224 TTY

SEXUAL ASSAULT (OF ADULTS)

National Sexual Assault Hotline[3]

800-656-HOPE (4673)

Sexual Assault Support

Specifically run by and for the DoD Community

877-995-5247

CHILD ABDUCTION OR SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Congressionally mandated program that is 24/7: this CyberTipline is for reporting child sexual abduction or exploitation and for reporting any possible siting of a missing or kidnapped child.

(800) THE-LOST

www.cybertipline.com

For information on how to handle it if an exploitative photo of a child or teen has been released online

Missingkids.org/gethelpnow

CHILD ABUSE[4]

Where you see or believe a child is being abused or dangerously neglected, call 911 right away.

Reporting is done on a state and local level. For the number needed in your area, please visit ….

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Here you will find a listing of state toll-free numbers for specific agencies to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect.

Children’s Bureau/ACYF.

Childhelp USA

Offers crisis intervention, information, literature and referrals

800-4-A-CHILD

National Runaway Safeline

Listing of state toll-free numbers for specific agencies to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect

Children’s Bureau/ACYF


[1] Special thanks to Al Levin’s Mental Health Website

[2] Special thanks to Al Levin’s Mental Health Website

[3] Special thanks to RAINN.org

[4] Special thanks to PreventChildAbuse.org

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