If you are in an emergency situation, call 911 (ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer if it is mental health related) or go to the closest hospital Emergency Department.
- National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988, 24/7
- SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357), 24/7
- Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) or text 838255 or online chat at veteranscrisisline.net, 24/7
- Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741, 24/7
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: text NAMI to 741741, 24/7; 1-800-950-(6264), M-F 10a-9p
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE), 24/7
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE), 24/7
- The Trevor Project Lifeline (for LGBTQ youth under 25): 1-866-488-7386, text START to 678678, chat at thetrevorproject.org; all available 24/7
- The Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook
- Durham Mobile Crisis Team: 1-800-510-9132, 24/7; mental health & substance abuse
- Durham Recovery Response Center: 919-560-7305, 24/7; mental health, substance abuse and intellectual/developmental disabilities
- Project BUIILD (gang prevention and intervention program for ages 10-21) Mobile Crisis Helpline: 919-967-8844, 24/7
- Durham Crisis Response Center: 919-403-6562, 24/7; domestic violence and substance abuse, LGBTQ friendly
If you are unsure if the service applies to you, crisis lines usually have a resource list and may be able to refer you to the appropriate entity.
This article from Duke Divinity’s Faith and Leadership program quotes our Rector Rhonda Lee:
Pastors are uniquely positioned to help people contemplating suicide
Resources are ALWAYS changing. This information is as accurate and up-to-date as possible as of August, 2022. If you cannot access any of the above crisis lines, PLEASE try another.