If you or someone you know is struggling or thinking about self-harm, there are ways to get help. Below is a list of organizations that offer support for anyone feeling distressed, experiencing feelings of depression or anxiety, or thinking about self harm or suicide.

  • If you’re concerned about self-harm, drug or alcohol usage, or depression, please talk to someone or reach out to one of the organizations listed below for professional support.
  • If you or someone you know are having thoughts of suicide, please seek support as soon as possible. Some resources and helplines are listed below.



This service is available globally and they can search for helplines for countries that are not listed below.

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

This is available to anyone in crisis, feeling suicidal or in emotional distress. You can speak to them online or over the phone by calling 1-800-273-8255.

The TREVOR Project

Specific crisis support for LGBTQ+ young people available on 1-866-488-7386.

SAFE Alternatives for self-abuse

Helpline: 800-366-8288.
Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers in crisis. Call 877-565-8860.

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The Samaritans

Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to those in crisis and experiencing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. They offer support via phone (116-123) or via email on Jo@samaritans.org.

Ditch the Label

A global youth charity supporting young people aged 12-25 around issues such as bullying, mental health, anxiety, depression, relationships, coming out, body image problems, and online abuse. Speak to their support mentors on their community.
Free online support for those struggling with self-harm.


Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Call the crisis support hotline at 13-11-14, and visit their website for more information.


This service provides emotional support and suicide prevention, through free and voluntary assistance to all people who want and need to talk anonymously by phone, email, and chat 24 hours a day. Can be contacted through dialing 188, or visiting their website.


Crisis Services Canada

CSC provide suicide prevention services and further support to people in Canada. Call toll free for crisis support at 1-833-456-4566.
Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers in crisis. Call 877-330-6366.


S.O.S Amitié

SOS Amitié is a listening service by telephone, messaging, and chat, intended for those who, at some point in their lives, are going through a difficult period. Contact S.O.S Amitié at 09-72-39-40-50, (or in english: 01-46-21-46-46).



This service is open to people of all ages for all problems and crisis situations. Call them for support at 0800-111-0-111 or 0800-111-0-222.


AASRA is a non-religious, non-political Mumbai based mental health non-government organisation/charity, which is noted for operating a 24-hour helpline to cater to suicidal and emotionally distressed individuals. Their phone number is +91-982-046-6726.


Pieta House

Pieta provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm, with suicidal ideation, or bereaved by suicide. Call their helpline at 1-800-247-247, or visit their website for more support.


Telefono Amico

The support line in Italy can be reached at 02-2327-2327. It helps people to overcome emotional tensions and improve their well-being through empathic listening.


They provide 24-hour emotional support for people who are in distress, in despair, or having suicidal thoughts. Call 03-7627-2929.


Consejo Ciudadano

Free emotional support 24/7 55-5533-5533.


113 offers crisis chat with trained volunteers. If you are in crisis, please call 113 or toll free 0800-0113.

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Lifeline Aotearoa

Their Suicide Crisis Helpline is: 0800-543-354. Their calls are answered by qualified counsellors and trained volunteers.


Crisis Care Philippines

Offers free, anonymous, and confidential telephone counseling that is non-judgmental. They can be called on +632-8893-7603.


Samaritans of Singapore

Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. They can be reached at 1800-221-4444, or on their website.

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The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)

Their crisis hotline is: 0800-567-567 and their website offers support for a wide range of mental health difficulties.


Teléfono de la Esperanza

They provide a free suicide helpline service to support the emotional health of individuals. For help, call them at 717-003-717. More telephone numbers across Spain can be found here: telefonodelaesperanza.org/llamanos.


Sweden's suicide prevention hotline number is 90101, and their website offers more support such as a parent and elderly line.