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Crisis Hotlines

988: MORE THAN JUST A NUMBER: On July 16th, 2022, 988 became the new, three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). Call, text, or chat 988 if you or a loved one are struggling with: substance use, depression, emotional distress, anxiety, stress caused by financial worries, relationships, sexual identity, abuse, mental and physical illness, loneliness, etc.




  • Crisis Text Line: Text "Got5" to 741-741 
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • NYS HOPEline: 24/7 Help with Addiction, Substance Use, and Gambling
    Call 877-846-7369 | Text HOPENY (467369)
  • New York State Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-942-6906
  • New York State Domestic Violence Text Line: 1-844-997-2121
  • Children of Hope/Safe Haven Baby Program: 1-877-796 HOPE (4673)
  • Children’s Mobile Crisis Team (Nassau): 516-868-3030, Ext. 200
  • Children’s Mobile Crisis Team (Suffolk): 631-370-1700
  • Mental Health Association of Nassau County: 516-504-HELP (4357)
  • Long Island Crisis Center Hotline: 516-679-1111
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support for people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24/7, 365-day-a-year hotline for people experiencing suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call 1-800-273-8255, 1-888-628-9454 (Espanol) or click here to chat.

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