There are caring professionals waiting to offer support and understanding, help locate needed resources, and work with you on navigating the emotional landscape of chronic illness, relationships, depression, substance abuse, chronic pain, isolation, and numerous other difficult life situations. Below is a listing (organized by topic) of professional associations, crisis hotlines, and other helpful resources that can assist parents, caregivers, families and youth.
One of the most serious signs of a mental disorder is thinking about or attempting suicide.
If you are thinking about hurting yourself or about suicide, seek help right away. There are many ways to get help.
- Call 911 or your local emergency room
- Call your mental health provider or other health care provider
- Reach out to a loved one or close friend
- Call a suicide hotline. In the United States, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
- If you are a veteran, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 or send a text to 838255
Idaho Intervention Resources
- Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc.
- Disability Rights Idaho
- TT: 208-336-5353
- Children and Family Services
- Adult Protection Services
Suicide Prevention Resources
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging)
- TREVOR Project – The Trevor Project offers crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQ youth through its hotline, chat feature, text feature, and online support center.
Text START to 678678.
(Mon-Fri 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST/12 p.m. to 7 p.m. PST)
- Suicide & Antidepressants Education
- Suicide Prevention Wiki
Substance Abuse Resources
- Ben’s Friends https://www.bensfriendshope.com
- SAMHSA’S National Helpline 800-662-HELP (4357) (24/7)
- National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line 800-622-2255
- American Association of Poison Control Centers 800-222-1222
Mental Health & Wellness Resources
- National Alliance on Mental Health
or in a crisis, text NAMI to 741741
- Crisis Text Line
Text “DESERVE” TO 741-741
- Self-Harm Hotline
- National Crisis Line – Anorexia and Bulimia
- Planned Parenthood Hotline
- LGBTQ Hotline
- AIDS Crisis Line
- Veterans Crisis Line
- Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services – This website offers diverse resources including: Suicide Prevention Resources, A Suicide Prevention Crisis Line and Online Chat, Teen Line Text Service, and more.
- National Parent Helpline – get emotional support from a trained advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. Available 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday.
Access To Food Resources
- Why Hunger – refers people in need across the U.S. to food pantries, soup kitchens, summer meals sites, government nutrition programs and grassroots organizations, especially those that provide access to nutritious foods and nutritional support services.
- 1-800-548-6479 (5-HUNGRY)
Click here to search by zip code. Information on this page is provided in English and Spanish.
Domestic/Family Violence Resources
- National Domestic Violence Hotline – Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. Information provided in English and Spanish.
Text: LOVEIS to 22522
Video Phone Only for Deaf Callers: 1-206-518-9361
Sexual Abuse/Assault Resources
- National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673) Online Chat https://hotline.rainn.org/online
- Darkness to Light – Child Sexual Abuse| 866-367-5444 (FORLIGHT) https://www.d2l.org/
Children & Teens Resources
- Childhelp – The hotline offers crisis intervention, information and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service and support resources. 800-422-4453 (4ACHILD) https://www.childhelp.org/
- National Runaway Safeline – A helpline for youth and teens who have run away or are thinking about running away as well as for parents and caregivers. 800-786-2929 (RUNAWAY) https://oregonyouthline.org/
Disaster Distress Resources
- Disaster Distress Helpline The National Disaster Distress Helpline is available for anyone experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. 800-985-5990 (call or text) https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline