Hotlines and Chat Rooms/Blogs
Sometimes you may need to talk to someone, or connect with someone that
shares the same concerns. A hotline is a 24-hour telephone service where
you can talk to trained staff about particular subjects. A chat room is
a place where you can talk over the internet with other people about a
Although these services can help you feel connected or get support,
some conditions are best treated by a professional counselor. Please
consider accessing counseling services in addition to utilizing the
While we recommend these resources we cannot fully endorse all of the
information or advice you may receive. We think it is important for
every individual to be thoughtful and discerning about the advice they
If you're feelings stressed out and its not an emergency, you may
also want to try a relaxation exercise.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
24-hours, 7 days a week hotline for people
If you are considering suicide, you
can also contact someone locally in Oneonta, NY. Bassett Hospital
Crisis Services provides a phone consultation service which is available
24 hours/7 days a week at at 1-877-369-6699.
For more information on emergencies, click here.
National Sexual Assault
***The Violence Intervention
in Oneonta NY also has a 24-hour crisis service available at
National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453
For questions or help in reporting suspected child abuse.
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
National Runaway Hotline 1-800-621-4000 or 1-800-231-6946
Serves runaway/homeless youth and their families.
AIDS Hotline 1-800-342-2437
For information about prevention, risk, testing,
treatment and other HIV/AIDS- related concerns.
Alcohol and Drug Help Line 1-800-ALCOHOL (252-6465)
Addiction Hotline 1-800-522-4700
Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender National
Hotline Toll-free 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564) open Sun-Fri 4pm to midnight, Saturdays
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The Trevor Lifeline Project for the prevention of suicide among LGBTQ people (24- hours a day) 866-488-7386 (866-4U-Trevor)
Chat rooms, message boards and blogs
Psychnet is a website for psychological issues in the United Kingdom and they
have compiled a great list of chatrooms on a number of mental health
issues. Check out their list of chatrooms.
Depression Chat rooms Directory A great resource for chat rooms for
support for people living with depression and anxiety.