Crisis Services

Crisis Services   

Support services accessible around the clock that you can call, text, or message online for a variety of issues that can cause emotional distress. For medical, police, or fire emergencies, call 911.

Navigating Mental Health Crisis
Mental Health Emergency Center

Milwaukee County Crisis Line: 1-414-257-7222 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is a non-police mobile response team composed of counselors, therapists, psychologists and nurses that connect you to information and/or access to mental health services, including assistance with stabilization, mental health assessments, and connection to ongoing resources.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. 
Speak to a trained counselor
Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 to all residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
  • Call 1-800-985-5990; Español: Llama o envía un mensaje de texto 1-800-985-5990 presiona “2”
Offers emotional support and resources before situations rise to crisis level. Texts received reflect struggles with breakups, relationship issues, job loss, bullying, LBGTQIA+ issues, parental issues, school, friends, or just having a bad day.       
  • Text "Hopeline" to 741741
Impact 211
Call 211 for free, confidential, 24/7 help finding medical and mental health treatment resources, including insurance and caregiver support along with locating other resources near you, such as housing, food, and shelter.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
24/7, 365 days a year, this hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse. Highly trained, expert advocates offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.
Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or text "start" to 88788 or use the chat feature on the website linked above

SAGE National LGBTQ+ Elder Hotline
Experiencing a mental health crisis or have thoughts of self-harm? The SAGE LGBTQ+ Elder Hotline connects LGBTQ+ older people who are in crisis with friendly responders who are certified in crisis response, trained in LGBTQ+ culturally competency, and offer support without judgment. Available 24/7.
Call 877-360-LGBT (5428)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Helpline
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service, is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.
call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889

The Trevor Project
If you are thinking about harming yourself — get immediate support. Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the U.S. It is 100% confidential, and 100% free.
Call 1-866-488-7386
Text START to 6786678 or use the chat feature on the website linked above

Warm Lines
Non-emergency sources of support operated by peers, people with life experiences similar to yours, and trained support providers. They listen without judgment and use their training and own experiences to help you steer clear of a mental health crisis before it happens. Some warmlines may not answer your call immediately. You may be asked to leave a voicemail and wait for a call back.

HIR Wellness CARES Warm Line
Provides culturally responsive advocacy to Native American/Indigenous people and underserved victims of crimes. Support for emotional and relationship stress, as well as legal advocacy and connection to resources/services. Reach out for support and an advocate will return your call or email within 24 business hours, M-F, from 8AM - 5PM
Call 1-414-748-2592 or access the form on their website via the link above

National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline
You are not alone! If you are struggling with your mental health, the NAMI HelpLine is here for you. Connect with a NAMI HelpLine volunteer today.
Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
Adults text HelpLine to 62640
Teens and young adults text FRIEND to 62640

National Runaway Safeline
The team at the National Runaway Safeline is here for you, offering a range of support services 24/7. Speak with a trained NRS staff member or volunteer who will listen and support you. Using the nation’s largest database of agencies and services that support young people, NRS refers youth and families to local resources, such as shelters, mental health services, food pantries and more.
Call 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

teen line
Opening up to someone can be scary. Talking about what you’re dealing with is often hard and a little daunting, but at Teen Line we do everything we can to make it as easy as possible for you. Our only goal is to help you in whatever way we can. No issue is too big or too small. We are here to provide hope and support if you are struggling. We are here to help!
Call 800-852-8336 from 8pm to 12am central time
Text "TEEN" to 839863 from 8pm to 11pm central time

Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning peers. Call if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in a crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans.
Call 1-877-565-8860

Uplift WI
Wisconsin residents if you need someone to talk to for support when things are difficult, or when you need a peer to connect with. You do not need to be in crisis to call this line. Fully anonymous and confidential and is not directly connected to crisis linkage service. They will not call emergency services on you unless you specifically request it. 

  • Call 543-202-5438 from 12pm to 12am daily
  • Coming in 2024- line will be open 24/7