If you or someone you know is depressed or suicidal, and there is cause for immediate concern, there are a number of resources that can help.
You can also call one of the many local mental health agencies located throughout Vermont. Other resources are listed in the Resource Directory.
800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)Over 160 crisis centers that provides 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Text “VT” to 741741You get an automated text response first, and then a response from a trained crisis counselor. They work with you until you are cool and calm and have a positive plan for next steps.
www.imalive.orgOur focus is suicide intervention, prevention, awareness, and education. We provide help and hope through online crisis chat, educational on-campus and virtual college events, and awareness campaigns.
888-843-4564Providing confidential peer-support, information, local resources and more to calls of all ages (youth & adults).
800-246-PRIDE (7743)Telephone volunteers in their teens and early twenties speak with teens and young adults up to age 25 about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, parent issues, school problems, HIV/AIDS, anxiety and more.
National Hopeline Network: 800-442-HOPE (4673)
Screening for Mental Health: www.mentalhealthscreening.org
In-person and online screening programs for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, PTSD, eating disorder, substance abuse, and suicide prevention.
The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org
Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386 www.TrevorSpace.org Trevor Chat: 202-304-1200 Trevor Text: Text the word “Trevor”
Providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
Trans Lifeline: www.translifeline.org 877-565-8860
Veterans Crisis Line: www.veteranscrisisline.net 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and PRESS 1
Mental Health Agency Crisis Line Numbers by Region: https://vermontcarepartners.org/crisis-lines/