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Crisis and Suicide Help

You may be experiencing difficult feelings and need help right now. Please know that we want to help connect you to resources that can help.

Hotlines

  • National Crisis Text Line: Text 741-741, or visit the website to chat. Trained counselors are available 24/7.
    Many youth today feel more comfortable talking about their mental health issues through text messages instead of over the phone or face-to-face.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or visit the website to chat.
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Minnesota Crisis Line: call **CRISIS (**274747).
  • Metro Area:
    • Hennepin County/Minneapolis area crisis line: adults: 612-596-1223   children: 612-348-2233
    • Ramsey County/St. Paul area crisis line: adults: 651-266-7900   children: 651-266-7878
    • Anoka County crisis line: 763-755-3801
    • Dakota County crisis line: 952-891-7171
    • Scott County crisis line: 952-818-3702
    • Washington County crisis line: 651-275-7400
  • Mental Health crisis numbers for all Minnesota counties:
  • LGBTQ+ Resources:
    • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
      Provides a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more.
    • The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386, or visit the website to chat.
      Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
  • Minnesota Warmlines:
    provides a peer-to-peer approach to mental health recovery, support and wellness. Calls are answered by a team of professionally trained Certified Peer Specialists, who have first hand experience living with a mental health condition. The Warmline provides a safe, anonymous and confidential environment to connect with people who are here to listen and help.
    • Monday-Saturday, 12 PM to 10PM: 651-288-0400, Toll Free 877-404-3190, Text “Support” to 85511
    • Every day, 5PM to 9AM: Call or Text: 844-739-6369

Websites and Additional Resources

  • Crisis Text Line Resources:
    Vetted and constantly updated resources for a variety of mental health topics, including websites, pdfs, and apps.
  • JED Foundation
    This foundation supports schools, students, families & communities with mental health concerns.
  • Teen Health and Wellness
    Provides middle school and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward self-help support. Topics include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy, digital literacy, and more.
  • Suicide and Depression Awareness for Students
    Focused on individuals and families struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, and includes: resources, symptoms, and help lines contact information.
  • Mental Health Minnesota The Voice of Recovery
    Works to help people in their journey toward mental health recovery and wellness through direct service, public policy, education and outreach to improve the lives of those living with mental illness. Programs include the Minnesota Warmline offering support with Certified Peer Specialists, call toll free 651-288-0400 or text “Support” or 85511, and the Mental Health Helpline 800-862-1799 or email [email protected] to speak to Helpline staff.
  • Depression Screening Quiz from the University of Michigan, Michigan Medicine
    This free 9 question quiz is helpful for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace a consultation with a doctor. Please consult your doctor if you believe you may have depression/anxiety. If you are in crisis or think you may hurt yourself, please seek help immediately by texting “CONNECT” to 741-741, calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or 911.