for when you need a caring voice
Unlike a hotline to call in emergencies, this list of warm lines has trained personnel or volunteers who offer compassionate listening and can direct you toward resources if needed:
Compassionate Ear Chatline
Samaritans Emotional Support
Hey Sam is a dedicated peer-to-peer texting service for people up to 24 years old
Grief Support Services: samaritanshope.org/our-services/grief-support
Friendship Lines (Ages 60+)
24-hour hotline/warmline for older and disabled adults.
Boys Town Parenting Hotline
Boys Town Teen Hotline
KLOVE Pastor's Line
A Word About Online Resources
My hope is to share resources here that are useful. Although I do my best to keep information current, it is possible for links to become outdated or for material to change. A link is not an endorsement of a particular person or organization, nor do I receive any incentives from them.
Keep in mind that these resources are not specific to your situation and therefore are not therapy or a substitute for mental health services. Please consult your therapist, physician, or other professional support for advice that is specific to you, and call your local 24-hour helpline (988) if you are in crisis.