Suicide Hotlines

Emily Ketcherside, Online Editor

Reaching out to others can be hard, especially when talking about topics such as mental health.These numbers are a great resource for anyone in need. Toll free and confidential, most of these hotlines are available 24/7 unless listed otherwise.


KUTO – Kids under Twenty one

(314) 644-5886


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Crisis Text Line

Text “GO” to 741741



If someone is unable to get a hold of cell phone there is always chat rooms online.


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
800-662-HELP (4357)


Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863


National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Eating Disorders


10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday


National Mental Health Association Hotline
800-273-TALK (8255)

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

800-959-TAPS (8277)


Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline
800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)


loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
(866) 331-9474


Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
800-656-HOPE (4673)


866-SPEAK-UP (773-2587)


LGBT National Youth Talkline
800-246-PRIDE (7743)
4 p.m. to 12 a.m. EST, Monday to Friday
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Saturday


Your Life Iowa: Bullying Support and Suicide Prevention
(855) 581-8111 (24/7) or text TALK to 85511 (4–8 PM every day)
Chat is available Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 PM–12:00 AM


Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week