The Yodelay community cares for each other, and can be a place where people facing difficult issues such as eating disorders, cutting, or other kinds of self-injury come together to create awareness or find support. We try to do our part by providing education in the app and adding information in the Help Center so people can get the help they need.
The information contained in this Help Center is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline — 1-800-273-8255
The National Suicide Prevention Hotline fields calls 24/7 for anyone with suicidal thoughts or who are in crisis. They offer help for Spanish-speakers and anyone who is deaf or hard of hearing.
Their website also offers many resources to get help for yourself or someone you know.
Crisis Text Line — Text Hello to 741741
Crisis Text Line handles messages about suicidal thoughts, abuse, sexual assault, depression, anxiety, bullying and more. It’s entirely text-based, which makes it easy for anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable or safe talking on the phone to use it.
You can text 741741 in the US or UK (686868 in Canada). You’ll be matched with a volunteer counselor, who is supervised by a licensed, trained mental health professional.
YouthLine — Text teen2teen to 839863, or call 1-877-968-8491
YouthLine provides a safe space for children and adults ages 11 to 21, to talk through any issues they may be facing, including eating disorders, relationship or family concerns, bullying, sexual identity, depression, self-harm, anxiety and thoughts of suicide.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline — 1-800-422-4453
For issues related to child abuse, Childhelp connects you with a professional counselors to help in a crisis, and provide information on how to get help. They offer phone support in 170 languages.
National Domestic Violence Hotline — 1-800-799-7233
Anyone who is experiencing domestic violence and/or abuse, plus anyone concerned about a friend, family member or loved one can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They offer support in more than 200 languages, and offer a confidential, secure online chat.
National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline — 1-855-812-1001
The National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline is a spinoff from the NDVH specifically for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. You can get help over email, or talk via video call to a trained counselor.
RAINN — 1-800-656-4673
RAINN’s (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) hotline is for anyone who’s experienced sexual abuse or assault.
When you call their main hotline, you’ll be connected with someone at a local organization in your area who can provide live support and direct you to additional resources.
The Trevor Project — 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678
LGBTQIA+ kids and teens can reach out to The Trevor Project for support during a crisis, if they are feeling suicidal or need a safe space to talk about any issue. You can also chat via their website or by texting START to 678678.
Trans Lifeline — 1-877-565-8860
The Trans Lifeline provides support specifically for transgender and questioning callers, run trans people. They provide support during a crisis and can also offer guidance to anyone who is questioning their gender and needs support.
The hotline is available between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. PST (9 a.m. to 3 a.m. CST or 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. EST). But, operators are often available during off-hours, so no matter when you need to call, you should.
A few other LGBTQIA+ helplines that offer support, but not necessarily crisis intervention:
- LGBT National Hotline — 1-888-843-4564
- LGBT National Youth Talkline — 1-800-246-7743
- LGBT Senior Hotline — 1-888-234-7243
If you are experiencing any kind of emergency situation related to drug or alcohol use, you should call 911 or your local emergency line.
SAMHSA National Helpline — 1-800-662-4357
If you are struggling with addiction or are concerned about a loved one’s alcohol or drug abuse, you can contact the hotline for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This US government agency offers support and information about treatment and recovery.