Who Are You Going to Call?
U.S. Hotlines: A Valuable Crisis Resource
Getting help is crucial in any type of crisis. A lot can happen in a single day and just knowing that there is support is a huge deal for some. Hotlines provide the first level of help and support. They are great, valuable resources whenever they are needed. Hotlines are available for many different types of crisis situations, such as: possible poisonings, domestic violence situations, depression and many others.
Here is a list of essential hotlines to call during a crisis situation. Please keep these in hand and feel free to share these with others who may benefit from them. And of course, if it is a true emergency, make sure you call 911 first.
|American Association of Poison Control Centers||800-222-1222|
|Pet Poison Helpline||855-886-7965|
|US Suicide Hotline||800-784-2433|
|NDMDA Depression Hotline – Support Group||800-826-3632|
|Suicide Prevention Services Crisis Hotline||800-784-2433|
|Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline||630-482-9696|
|AAA Crisis Pregnancy Center||800-560-0717|
|Child Abuse Hotline – Support & Information||800-792-5200|
|Crisis Help Line – For Any Kind of Crisis||800-233-4357|
|Domestic & Teen Dating Violence (English & Spanish)||800-992-2600|
|Parental Stress Hotline – Help for Parents||800-632-8188|
|Runaway Hotline (All Calls are Confidential)||800-231-6946|
|Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7, English & Spanish)||800-223-5001|
|Suicide & Depression Hotline – Covenant House||800-999-9999|
|National Child Abuse Hotline||800-422-4453|
|National Domestic Violence Hotline||800-799-SAFE|
|National Domestic Violence Hotline (TDD)||800-787-3224|
|National Youth Crisis Hotline||800-448-4663|
Numbers for Children
For those who have children, it’s also essential to have them their home phone number. That way, if they are ever lost or abducted, they can try to seek out the police for help. Having a list of phone numbers is also a good idea to have ready for babysitters.
Try to have the following numbers available for your babysitter:
• Your cellphone number or a number you can be reached at (such as your work number).
• Your child’s pediatrician, for situations when your child suddenly feel ill
• The closest hospital emergency room or Urgent Care facility
• The number of trusted neighbors
• Your pharmacy number
• The Poison Control Hotline
• Pet Poison Hotline
• Fire Department
• Police Department
• Any other number you find essential, such as the next of kin, etc.
You never know when an emergency will occur, but it’s best to know what to do and where to seek help if and when something happens. These hotlines and essential numbers can make all the difference in a crisis. And while there are too many numbers to remember off-hand, they should be kept for reference. Let ADT Home Monitoring Protect Your Home. And for everything else, seek the proper emergency personnel to protect yourself and loved ones.