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Health & Well-Being

Emergency Services & Non-Stanford Crisis Hotlines

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Call 988 to speak with trained professionals from non-Stanford affiliated emergency services and crisis hotlines who can assist individuals who are struggling with challenging life circumstances or intrusive thoughts or feelings. You do not need to be experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings to access the crisis hotlines.


Get Immediate Help Now

Are you experiencing troubling or uncomfortable thoughts? Looking for emotional support from an anonymous individual? Are you worried about a friend or loved one?


988 Services

The NEW three-digit dialing code will provide an easier and quicker way to call/text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call or text 988. Learn more

  • The current Lifeline phone number (1.800.273.8255) will always remain available, even after the launch of 988.

​​​​The BlackLine

This is a Black-led resource for volunteer support and affirmative listening for BIPOC impacted by violence, exclusion, and systemic oppression. 1.800.604.5841. Learn more

Crisis Text Line

If you wish to access support without speaking on the phone, you can access this volunteer-run text support line. Text HOME to 74174. Learn more

National Domestic Violence Hotline

This is a hotline for immediate support around issues of power and control in intimate relationships. 1.800.799.SAFE (7233). Learn more

The Trans Lifeline

This is a trans-led resource providing trans peer support for the trans community. 1.877.565.8860. Learn more

The Trevor Project

This is an LGBTQ+ centered line offering volunteer support via text or phone. 1.866.488.7386. Learn more

Life Threatening Emergencies + Immediate Support

If you or someone you know is in crisis, in need of immediate emergency support, or has a life threatening emergency: Call 911 (or 9-911 from an on-campus phone) for immediate help or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.