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.
US Resources for Suicide Prevention
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (Website also has a chat line and email options.)
Top International Resources for Suicide Prevention
Crisis Text Line
TEXT: Text START to 741-741
Sexual Use of all Minors, Commercial Sex Involving Adults, Coerced Labor, Domestic Servitude
888-373-7888 / TTY: 711
SEXUAL ASSAULT (OF ADULTS)
Specifically run by and for the DoD Community
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.
For information on how to handle it if an exploitative photo of a child or teen has been released online
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.
Offers crisis intervention, information, literature and referrals
National Runaway Safeline
Listing of state toll-free numbers for specific agencies to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect
 Special thanks to RAINN.org
 Special thanks to PreventChildAbuse.org