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Crisis/Suicide Hotlines

Hotline: (800) 273-TALK (8255) OR (800)-SUICIDE (784-2433)
For Spanish Speakers: (888) 628-9454
TTY: (800) 799-4TTY (4889)


Books on Depression (and Other Related Topics)


Depression Related Organizations/Sites

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Only federally funded national hotline. Provides a 24 hour, toll-free, confidential crisis hotline for anyone (you or a loved one) who may be suicidal or in psychological crisis. Calls are routed to the nearest available crisis center in your area. Get immediate suicide crisis support, mental health information and referrals to services in your area.

Suicide/Crisis Hotline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
Hotline for Spanish Speakers: (888) 628-9454
TTY Hotline: (800) 799-4TTY (4889)

  • National Hopeline Network – Provides a national, 24 hour, toll-free suicide prevention hotline. Your call will be connected to the nearest certified crisis center. You can also search for a crisis center nearest you in their online directory.

Suicide Hotline: (800)-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Kristin Brooks Hope Center
615 7th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202.536.3200
Email (General Comments):

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Public Information and Communications Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Main Local: (301) 443-4513
Main Toll Free: (866) 615-6464
TTY Local: (301) 443-8431
TTY Toll Free: (866) 415-8051
Fax: (301) 443-4279

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Largest national grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness and their families. Provides support, education, advocacy, and research for people living with mental illness. Local chapters in every state.

2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Phone: (703) 524-7600
TDD: (703)-516-7227
Fax: (703) 524-9094
Help Line: 800-950-NAMI (6264)

  • Mental Health American (formerly known as National Mental Health Association) – One of the nation’s leading non-profit organization committed to helping all people have better mental health. Provides advocacy and information on mental health disorders, treatment, tests and screenings and where to get help.

Mental Health America
2000 N. Beauregard Street, 6th Floor
Alexandria, Virginia 22311
Main: (703) 684-7722
Main Toll Free: (800) 969-6MHA (6642)
TTY: (800) 433-5959
Fax: (703) 684-5968
Crisis Line: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
Email: Form on site

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) – Nation’s leading non-profit organization supporting individuals with depression and bipolar disorder. DBSA has an 800 information and referral line, over 1,000 support groups nationwide, educational materials and programs. DBSA also supports research and promotes advocacy for people living with mood disorders.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501
Chicago, Illinois 60610-7224
Toll free: (800) 826-3632
Fax: (312) 642-7243

2017-D Renard Ct.
Annapolis, MD 21401 USA
Phone: (410) 268-0044
Fax: (443) 782-0739

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – National organization focused on the prevention of suicide. Provides education and research grants, programs for individuals surviving loss from a suicide and advocacy for legislation to further research and suicide prevention. Has local chapters across the country.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
Toll-free: (888) 333-AFSP
Phone: (212) 363-3500
Fax: (212) 363-6237

  • American Association of Suicidology (AAS) – Founded in 1968, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. AAS promotes research, provides publications, public education and awareness, training to professionals and support groups for survivors. AAS is a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.

American Association of Suicidology
5221 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
Phone: (202) 237-2280
Fax: (202) 237-2282

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