What to Do in a Crisis

If you're in crisis, reach out!

Immediate Danger

Immediate Danger: CAL9-1-1 right now from any phone. You'll be connected right away to emergency services who can help.

Just Want to Talk

If you just to talk, live chat or text, you can do any of the following.

  • Text:Text a message to 274-637 with code NBHelp. You'll get a text right away to let you know they've got your message and a counselor from Text-A-Tip will text you back within minutes. All texts are completely anonymous and free and the counselors can help you with anything, including talking about how you can help friends or family.
  • Call:Call 1-800-273-8255 if you're having suicidal thoughts. This will connect you with someone who can help at the National Suicide Prevention lifeline. It's free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Live Chat: Have an anonymous live chat at this link if you're having suicidal thoughts. This will connect you with someone who can help at the National Suicide Prevention lifeline. It's free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

I want help with a specific problem.

If you want to talk with someone about a problem beyond these, please see our Directory page to see other agencies who can help with specific problems or concerns.