Resources

  • 211 United Way

    • 211 is the most comprehensive source of information about local resources and services in the country.

  • Allegheny County Warmline - Call 866-661-9276

    • ​Warmlines were created to give people support when they just need to talk to someone. Speaking to someone on these calls are typically free, confidential, and run by people who understand what it’s like to struggle with mental health problems.

  • Crisis Text Line  Text HELLO to 741-741

    • Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.

  • The GLBT National Youth Talkline  Call 800-246-7743

    • This Talkline provides telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.

  • NAMI HelpLine – Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), Text NAMI to 741-741​

    • ​The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)

    • Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline – Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)

    • Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at Online Hotline. Free help, 24/7.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 800-273-8255

    • The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

  • Peer Support Talk Line – Call 855-715-8255

    • ​Warmlines were created to give people support when they just need to talk to someone. Speaking to someone on these calls are typically free, confidential, and run by people who understand what it’s like to struggle with mental health problems.

  • PFLAG Pittsburgh – Call 412-833-4556

    • ​PFLAG has provided support to families and allies who are in need, through peer-to-peer meetings, online outreach, and telephone hotlines. PFLAG National also offers a huge variety of resources and programs that provide support for those in need. 

  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline – Call 800-662-HELP (4357)

    • A free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

  • The National Runaway Safeline Call 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)

    • Provides advice and assistance to runaways, including resources, shelter, transportation, assistance in finding counseling, and transitioning back to home life. NRS frontline staff will also act as advocates and mediators if/as needed.

  • TransLifeline – Call 877-565-8860

    • Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers. Call us if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans.

  • TrevorLifeline – Call 866-488-7386, Text START to 678-678

    • The Trevor Project, provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. The TrevorLifeline is a phone line, instant messaging on the website, and text messaging service for youth in need of immediate support.

  • The True Colors United - Call (212) 461-4401

    • The True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, creating a world in which all young people can be their true selves. True Colors United runs a database of service providers.

  • Aunt Bertha

    • Find local food assistance, help paying bills, mental health supports, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic

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