Crisis Support

Crisis mental health & suicide prevention organisations

If you are in crisis please note that I am not a medical professional.  Please seek professional medical help and support for your own benefit and safety.  This is a limited list of some of the support services that are available for people in the UK, Netherlands, and the US.  In addition, Befrienders is a web search for support services listed by country and Wikipedia has a list of international emergency numbers and crisis support helplines.

National website search by country:

International list of suicide crisis lines

Reddit Wiki:

International list of suicide hotlines

For the UK:

Are you a victim of abuse within the Jehovah’s Witness organisation in the U.K.? Victims Voices UK is completely confidential and has been set up as a sanctuary for those who wish to tell their story to those who understand.

Prevent Suicide – Lots of support and advice:
Prevent Suicide

Samaritans provide support 24/7 for people in the UK and Republic of Ireland: Samaritans


Women’s Aid
Women’s Aid Helpline – 0808 2000 247

Rape Crisis
Rape Crisis Helpline
Rape Crisis Helpline – 0808 802 9999


CALM Campaign Against Living Miserably

Survivors UK


Childline on 0800 1111 – number will not appear on your telephone bill.

Under 35

Papyrus UK
Papyrus UK Helpline – 0800 068 4141

Older Persons

The Silver Line
The Silver Line Helpline – 0800 470 8090


In the UK Switchboard provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through Instant Messaging.

Switchboard Helpline – Telephone 0300 330 0630

In the UK MindLine Trans+ is a confidential  emotional, mental health support helpline and signposting service for people who identify as Trans, A Gender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary.
MindLine Trans+ Telephone 0300 330 5468

For the US:

For people who reside in the US this organisation provides 24/7 support for people needing support in a crisis:
1-800-273-8255 or
1-800-784-2433 (outside the US these calls are free via Skype)

Text support:


LGBT National Hotline
GLBT Hotline

For the Netherlands:

Stichting 113Online ( provides a 24/7 national suicide prevention phone line and webchat.
113Online hotline can be reached at 0900 0113.
113Online Webchat can be found at