Can't talk on the phone, and seeking alternative help for emotional crisis? Find e-mental health services including live chat, texting, email, peer support forums, social media, apps, videos, and more, in this international directory (scroll down the page).

If you're thinking about suicide, please reach out and communicate, using technology you're comfortable with.

There is hope.



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*Suicide...read this first*

Youth services
LGBTQ issues





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Instant Messaging (IM) Chat

Australia:
eheadspace
Kids Helpline (youth)
Lifeline Crisis Chat
On the Line

Canada:
ConnecTeen (Calgary, Canada)
Crisis Centre Chat
Crisis Support Centre Online Chat (Edmonton, Canada)
Distress Centre (Calgary, Canada)
IM Alive
Jeunesse, J’écoute (French-Canadian)
Kids Help Phone (<20, Canada)
Northern Youth Online (Northern Canada)
Tel-jeunes (French-Canadian)
Your Life Counts (youth)
Youth in BC (youth)
Youth Line (LGBTQ youth)
YouthSpace (<30)

UK:
Childline (youth)
Get Connected
Leeds Nightline (Leeds, UK)
Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (Leeds, UK)
Strathclyde and Caledonian Nightline Online Listening
Youth2Youth

USA:
Care Crisis Chat
Common Ground
Contra Costa Crisis Chat (Contra Costa, CA, USA)
CrisisChat
Crisisline Online (Finger Lakes, NY, USA)
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Suicide Prevention Chat (SoCal, USA)
GLBT National Help Center Online Peer Support Chat (LGBTQ)
TheHopeLine Live HopeCoach Chat (faith-based)
IM Alive
Iowa Crisis Chat (Iowa, USA - service in English or Mandarin)
Long Island Crisis Center (Long Island, NY, USA)
Montana Warmline Chat
NAMI Orange County Warmline Chat
RAINN Online Hotline (survivors of sexual assault, global access)
Scarleteen (sex ed, txt USA, other services global access)
Veteran's Live Chat (global access for USA vets)
San Francisco Suicide Prevention (San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA)
Teen Line Online
Teenlink
866Teenlink
TrevorChat (LGBTQ)
Your Life, Your Voice (youth)

More IM chat sites:
7 Cups of Tea (global access, non-crisis)
Ó Lá Go Lá (Ireland)
113 Online (The Netherlands)
Zelfmoordlijn (Flemish - Belgium)

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Chat Room

About.com Depression
All Black Clothes
Chatear depresion (Spanish)
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance Online Support Groups
Depression Chat Rooms
Depression Recovery Groups
Edwina's Bipolar Depression Support
Healing from BPD Chat Room
Laura's Playground
Mixed Nuts Depression and Bipolar Information and Chat
On Your Mind
Reach Out
Recover Your Life
Removing Chains
Sala de Chat depresivo (Spanish)
Suicide Forum
The Site

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Email

Befrienders Malaysia
Childline
ConnecTeen
eheadspace
Get Connected
Kids Helpline
Lifeline Kolkata (India)
My Tears Are Real
Ó Lá Go Lá
Pieta House
Samaritans
Samaritans of Singapore
SANE
San Francisco Suicide Prevention
Sneha (India)
Teen Line
The Site
Youth2Youth
Youth in BC
Youth Space

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Texting

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Forums (online peer support)


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Twitter


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Tumblr - Compassion Alert


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Reddit - Suicide Watch


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YouTube


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Facebook


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Second Life


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Professional e-Health Services


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Apps


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Self-Help

Suicide...read this first
b-free.ca
Bullying and Depression
Coping & Self-Care
Coping Suggestions for the Suicidal Person
Coping With Suicidal Thoughts
e-hub
Five Alive
Get Self-Help
Lived Experience Coping Tips for Suicidal Thoughts
The Quiet Place
Reasons to go on Living
Reasons for staying alive when you are considering suicide
Self-help Resources - mental health info in 11 languages
Suicide Help: Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts & Feelings
Suicide: The Forever Decision
What Happens Now?

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Phone Hotline Directories

Befrienders
Chiworld: Child Helpline International
Hot Peach Pages: International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies
International Association for Suicide Prevention - Resources: Crisis Centres
International Suicide Prevention Wiki

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Articles on e-mental health




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Updated March 29, 2014. Image credit: "Help" by Alexandra Campo, Creative Commons 2008. Go Green! Web Icon Set created by Dawghouse Design Studio.

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