Suicide and Crisis

If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is here. Trained crisis workers are available by phone, text, or chat.

National 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you or someone you know is in immediate distress or thinking about hurting themselves, call or text 988 or chat at 988 Trained crisis workers provide free and confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If there is immediate danger, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

You don’t have to be in crisis to use 988. You can call to talk for any reason. Lifeline crisis workers will listen to your concerns and share resources that can help.


resolve Crisis Services in Allegheny County

resolve is a 24-hour, 365-day crisis service that’s free to all Allegheny County residents. resolve provides:
  • crisis counseling and support
  • referrals
  • intervention services for adults, teens, and their loved ones

24-Hour Hotline

Call anytime to speak with a trained clinician: 1-888-7-YOU-CAN (796-8226).

Mobile Crisis Team

Mobile crisis teams can travel anywhere within Allegheny County to respond to a crisis. They provide face-to-face support and will work to arrange further care and stabilization, if needed.

Walk-in Crisis Center

No appointment is needed to get help at the walk-in center. Walk in anytime to talk, get a break from daily stress, or get connected with long-term care and support.

333 North Braddock Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208


NAMI Crisis Resource Guide

"Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency" provides important Information for people experiencing mental health crises and their loved ones. The guide outlines what can contribute to a crisis, warning signs that a crisis is emerging, strategies to help de-escalate a crisis, available resources, and more.


Additional Crisis Lines

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information.
Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at Online Hotline. Free help, 24/7.
Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)

The Trevor Project

Supporting LGBTQ young people during times of crisis by providing access to crisis counselors 24/7, 365 days a year. Crisis chat support is available at Crisis Chat.
Call 866-488-7386 or Text START to 678-678

SAMHSA 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 or text 1-800-985-5990