The Bipolar Parent’s International Crisis Hotline Numbers Master Post

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Trigger Warning: This post discusses hotlines that apply to people contemplating suicide, as well as domestic and sexual violence.

According to Our World in Data, up to 10.7% of the world suffers from some sort of mental health condition. These conditions include schizophreniabipolar disordersubstance abuse, major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety, eating disorders, and a whole host of other issues. That’s over 792 million people. For bipolar disorder specifically, the global incidence rate is 0.6%, or 46 million people.

Needless to say, a lot of people need help. And sometimes, people end up in a mental health crisis, which is any situation where a person’s mood and behaviors impair functioning to the point where he or she can no longer care for himself or herself or perform his or her role in the community at large. This crisis can lead them to hurt himself or herself or others, so it needs to be addressed.

If you or a loved one are in a metal health crisis and need to talk to someone immediately, pick up the phone. You can call a crisis hotline and talk to a line operator who will be able to connect you with resources to tackle your current challenge. Hotlines are available to you whether you have insurance or not, and they are private. Some crisis lines won’t even appear on a phone bill, ensuring the confidentiality of the caller. Thoroughly-trained hotline operators will be able connect you with treatment providers in your area.

What Should I Ask the Hotline Operator?

Calling a mental health hotline doesn’t have to be intimidating. Hotline operators have a wealth of information to answer your questions about your issues  Consider asking some of these questions:

  • How do I get diagnosed? (For a post covering this topic from the Bipolar Parent, click here.)
  • Are there special techniques will work better for me, based on my diagnosis?
  • What happens if I have more than one condition?
  • How are metal health conditions treated?
  • What treatments are available in my area?
  • How do I know which type of doctor to see? (For a post covering this topic from the Bipolar Parent, click here.)
  • How long will I have to be in treatment?
  • Will I have to take medications, and can I ever stop taking them?
  • What is my next step?

If you are calling a hotline because you are concerned about a loved one, your questions may include:

  • How can I talk to my loved one about his or her diagnosis without upsetting him or her?
  • How can I help his or her recovery?
  • How do I know if his or her diagnosis is correct?
  • How do I get my loved one diagnosed?
  • What treatments are available in my area for my loved one, based on his or her diagnosis?
  • How can I encourage him or her to seek treatment?
  • What should I do in a crisis?
  • How do I ensure healthy boundaries while still caring for my loved one?
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How to Use the List of International Mental Health Crisis Hotlines

While I’ve made posts addressing mental health crisis lines for the United States and tips and resources for online support groups, I have yet to address international mental health crisis lines. This is that post.

If you need a warmline, which is a line run by volunteer peers who will listen to you vent your troubles confidentially before you hit a crisis, please see this post on the Bipolar Parent.

In any crisis, if you are in immediate danger, call your country’s emergency line. Make sure to let the operator know that you are in a psychiatric crisis and ask for officers trained in crisis intervention.

If you are looking for support, resources, and knowledge from an highly-trained hotline operator, call one of these international crisis hotlines. If you find this list unmanageable, search for your country in the following ways:

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International Mental Health Crisis Hotlines Resource List

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International Numbers

  • Domestic Violence:

Algeria

Armenia

  • Emergency: 911 and 112
  • Suicide Hotlines: 
    • Trust Social Work and Sociological Research Centre: (2) 538194 and (2) 538197. Trust Social Work and Sociological Research Centre provides 24-hour face-to-face, phone, and letter support for people in Armenia who are lonely, in distress, in despair or having suicidal thoughts.
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • National Hotline on Domestic Violence: +374 105 428 280800 80 850

Austria

The Federal Ministry of the Republic of Austria has a comprehensive list of hotlines. Here are a few:

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • Telefonseelsorge 24/7: 142
    • Rat auf Draht 24/7147 (youth)
  • General Help:
    • Psychotherapy Helpline of the Professional Association for Psychotherapy: +43 720 12 00 12. Daily from 08.00-22.00. Psychotherapeutic crisis therapy offered by psychotherapists. Competent, free, and anonymous.
  • Domestic violence:
    • 0800 222 555 from 0.00 – 24.00. Advice for women who are victims of violence.
  • Coronavirus:
    • Coronavirus hotline of the AGES (Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety): 0800 555 621. The AGES answers questions on the topic of coronavirus (general information about how it is passed on, symptoms and prevention) from 07.00 to 20.00, seven days a week on 0800 555 621.
    • Health advice hotline: 1450. If you have genuine symptoms (a high temperature, a cough, shortness of breath), stay at home and please call the health hotline on 1450 to receive information on the next steps (diagnosis). 0:00 – 24:00.

Australia

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotlines that apply to Australia. Here are a few:

  • Emergency line: 000
  • Suicide hotlines:
    • Lifeline: 13 11 141. Lifeline is a 24-hour nationwide service that provides crisis support.
    • Beyond Blue: 1 (300) 22 3646. Beyond Blue provides nationwide information and support regarding anxiety, depression, and suicide.
    •  The Samaritans: 1 (800) 198 313. Samaritans is a not for profit organization working on reducing the suicide rate and promoting the importance of mental health. They are one of the only 24/7 anonymous crisis support services in Australia.
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse:
    • Alcohol and Drug Foundation: 1 (300) 858 584. Celebrating more than 55 years of service to the community, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is Australia’s leading organization committed to preventing alcohol and other drug harms. They were established in 1959 to support the many post-war veterans who were suffering from alcohol dependence as a release from the trauma of war. 
    • Drug and Alcohol Helpline: 1 (300) 887 000. Support and referral services for people with drug and/or alcohol problems.
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Bravehearts: 1 (800) 272 831. Bravehearts sets the standard in the provision of specialist therapeutic services and support to children and young people, adults and non-offending family members impacted by child sexual assault.
    • 1 800 RESPPECT: 1 (800) 614 434. National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling services 24-hour online support for workers and professionals.
  • Youth, Pregnancy, and Parenting:
    • Kids Helpline: 1 (800) 551 800. A 24-hour nationwide service that provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and counselling services for Australians aged 5–25.
    • Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA): 1 (300) 726 306. The PANDA telephone hotline provides support and counselling to new parents who may be experiencing anti-natal or postnatal depression. Concerned partners, family, friends and health professionals are also able to call PANDA and seek their support.
    • Children and Youth Health: 1 (300) 364 100. The Child and Youth Health organization provides user-friendly information about many aspects of health for all those involved, including parents and caregivers.
  • Coronavirus:
    • 1800 020 080 if you suspect you may have contracted COVID-19.
    • 1800 022 222 for more general advice relating to your symptoms.
    • VIC – 1800 675 398
    • QLD – 13 432 584
    • TAS – 1800 671 738
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Bahamas

  • Emergency: 911
  • Suicide Hotlines:
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Bahamas Crisis Centre: (242) 328-0922. The Bahamas Crisis Centre offers 24/7 free counselling and services for men, women and children in the Bahamas who are experiencing any form of abuse; family, relationship or behavioral problem.
  • Coronavirus: 
    • 376-9350 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.; 376-9387 8:00 P.M. – 8:00 A.M.; and 376-9357.

Bangladesh

  • Emergency: 999
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • Kaan Pete Roi is an emotional support helpline in Bangladesh whose mission is to alleviate feelings of despair, isolation, distress, and suicidal feelings among members of the community, through confidential listening. The helpline is intended for suicide prevention and the promotion of mental health. You can call Friday- Wednesday from 3 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from Thursday noon to three o’clock.
      • Graminafone 01779554391, 01779554392.
      • Ayertelle 01688709965, 01688709966
      • Banglalink: 01985275286
      • Rabie: 01852035634
      • Teletcay: 01517969150
  • Coronavirus:
    • IEDCR Hotline: 01401184554

Barbados

  • Emergency: 911
  • Suicide Hotlines:
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • BPW Barbados: 246 435 8222. BPW Barbados offers 24-Hour services to victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault and other forms of gender-based violence in Barbados.
  • Coronavirus:
    • Ministry of Health and Wellness Hotline: 536-4500

Belgium

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotline:
    • Stichting Zelfmoordlijn:  1813
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence: 
    • 1712 (Flemish). Hotline for all types of violence, domestic (any member of the family) sexual violence, honor-related violence and more, child abuse, elder abuse.
  • General Help:
    • Belgium Community Help Service: 32 (0) 2 648 40 14. Belgium Community Help Service is an anonymous, confidential, 24/7 telephone service in English for children, adolescents and adults, providing information, support, and help in a crisis.
    • Tele Onthaal: 106. Tele Onthaal is a 24-hour support line in Belgium for people who are experiencing emotional problems of any kind.

Bolivia

  •  Emergency: 911
  •  Suicide Hotline:
  • General Help: 
    • Telefono de la Esperanza: (00 591 4) 4 25 42 42. Telefono de la Esperanza provides mental health support and information throughout Bolivia.

Bosnia & Herzegovina

  • Emergency: 124 or 611-1111
  • Suicide Hotline:
  • Domestic Violence:
    • SOS Line for Help of Women and Children, victims of domestic violence:
      • 1264 (Republika Srpska)
      • 1265 (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Coronavirus:
    • 24-hour national hotline: 1800 675 398
    • If you need an interpreter, call TIS National: 131 450.

Botswana

  • Emergency: 911
  • Suicide Hotlines:
  • General Help:
    • Lifeline/FTMTB: 267 7552 7590. Lifeline/FTMTB offers a free and confidential counselling service to the Botswana communities.
  • Coronavirus:
    • Republic of Botswana 24hr COVID-19 helpline numbers: 16649 / 0800 600 111
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Brazil

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotlines in Brazil. Here are a few of them:

  • Emergency: 192
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • AMA National Association: 90035191 Hospital de Pronto Socorro Largo Teodor Herzl S/NO Primero Andar
    • Centro de Valorização da Vida188. Centro de Valorização da Vida provides voluntary and free service of emotional support and suicide prevention for all people in Uruguay who want and need to talk.
    • The CVV – Life Valuation Center: 55 11 31514109. The CVV – Life Valuation Center provides 24-hour emotional support and suicide prevention, voluntarily serving all people in Brazil who want and need to talk.
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:

Bulgaria

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • Sofia Hotline: 0035 9249 17 223
  • Youth:
    • Bulgarian National Helpline for Children: 116 111. Bulgarian National Helpline for Children offers 24-hour services for children in Bulgaria who need someone to talk to or be with them at a difficult time.
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence: 
    • Women’s Helpline: +359 2 981 76 86

Canada

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotline numbers in Canada. Here are a few of them:

  • Emergency: 911
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS): 1 (833) 456 4566
    • First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness: 1 (855) 242 3310. 24/7 Help Line for those who are thinking about committing suicide.
  • Youth and Parenting:
    • Kids Help Phone: 1 (800) 668 6868. Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only national 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth. Completely anonymous and confidential.
    • Parentline: (778) 782 3548. The Parent Helpline is a free telephone service to parents and others experiencing family life or parenting challenges. This nonjudgmental service provides a listening ear, support and guidance to parents and caregivers who are upset or troubled about a family issue, have parenting-related questions or just need someone to speak to.
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
  • LGBT Issues:
    • Trans Lifeline: 877-330-6366. Trans Lifeline offers 24-hour support to trans people in Canada who are in crisis or just need someone to talk to.
  • Coronavirus: 
    • National Health Line: 811
    • General Questions about Coronavirus: 1-888-COVID19 or 1-888-268-4319. The hotline is staffed from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day with information available in more than 110 languages.

China

  • Emergency: 110
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center: 0800 810 1117 or 010 8295 1332. Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center provides 24-hour service for individuals in Beijing who are depressed or suicidal.
  • General Help: 
    • Mental Health Center of School of Medicine of Zhejiang University: 0571-85029595. Mental Health Center of School of Medicine of Zhejiang University offers a 24-hour psychological assistance to people in Hangzhou.
    • Guangzhou Crisis Research and Intervention Center: 020-81899120 or 020-12320-5. Guangzhou Crisis Research and Intervention Center is available 24/7 for those who need help.
    • Shenzhen Mental Health Center: 0755-25629459. Shenzhen Mental Health Center offers free professional counseling available 24/7.
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence: 

Columbia

Croatia

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotlines in Croatia.

Cyprus

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotline:
    • Cyprus Samaritans: 8000 7773. Cyprus Samaritans provides counselling and mental health support to people in Cyprus who are in distress or at risk of suicide.
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Center for Emergency Assistance Helpline: 1440
  • Coronavirus:
    • General Assistance: 1450
    • To Report Symptoms: 1420

Czech Republic

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • Prague Helpine: 222 58 697. Available 24/7 for support. Free and anonymous. Available to anyone in the Czech Republic.
  • Youth:
    • Linkabezpeci: 116 111. You can call if you are under 18 years old or are a student of full-time study under 25 years of age. Available 24/7.
    • Modrá linka: Support for children and teenagers in crisis: Hotline available 9am-9pm daily.
      • 549 241 010
      • 608 902 410
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • DONA Line: 420 251 51 13 13
  • Coronavirus: 
    • 420 704 856 135
    • 420 704 856 136
    • 1212 (general info)
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Denmark

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • LOKK Hotline: +45 70 20 30 82
  • Coronavirus: 
    • Joint Danish Authorities Hotline: +45 7020 0233

Egypt

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotlines in Egypt. Here are a few of them:

  • Emergency: 122
  • Suicide Hotlines:
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
  • LGBT+ Issues:
  • Coronavirus:
    • 114
    • 01205734449
    • 23912136

Estonia

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Tugitelefon: 1492
  • Coronavirus:
    • Interior Ministry’s Alarm Center: 1247

Finland

  • Emergency:  112
  • Suicide Hotline:
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence: 
    • Women’s Line: +358 800 02400
  • Coronavirus: 
    • The Finnish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs: +358 (0)2 95 535 535 (open Monday to Friday, 8am to 9pm and Saturday, 09am to 3pm)

France

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotlines in France. Here are a few of them:

  • Emergency:  112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • S.O.S. Amitié: 09 72 39 40 50. SOS Amitié offers 24/7 service in France for anyone who needs to speak anonymously and confidentially. They have 1,700 trained listening volunteers that can listen to your malaise.
    • Suicide écoute:  0145394000
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Rape Helpline: 0800 059595. 24/7 hotline.
    • Domestic violence Helpline: 3919. 24/7 hotline.
  • Youth:
    • Childline: 119. 24/7 hotline.
  • LGBT+ Issues: 
  • Coronavirus: 
    • 0 800 130 000
    • From abroad: +33 800 130 000

Germany

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotlines in Germany. Here are a few of them:

  • Emergency:  112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
  • LGBT+ Issues:
    • Lesbenberatung: 030 – 215 20 00. The “Lesbenberatung” center offers counselling to lesbian and bi-sexual women of all ages, transgender people and all women in crisis or conflict situations irrespective of age, nationality or cultural background.
    • Site Niebuhrstraße: 49 (030) 233 690 70. Schwulenberatung Berlin Niebuhrstraße 59/60 10629 Berlin. Open: Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 08:00pm.
  • Coronavirus: 
    • The Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery: 030 / 90 28 28 28

Ghana

  • Emergency: 999
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • 2332 444 71279
    • Lifeline Ghana: 233 244 846 701. Lifeline Ghana offers 24-hour counselling service to people in Ghana who are in distress or at risk of suicide. They also run a “Drop-in” service at their address.
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • DOVVSU: 055-1000-900
  • Coronavirus:
    • 112
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Greece

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotlines: 
    • 24 Hour Suicide Prevention Line: 1018
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    •  National Center for Social Solidarity (E.K.K.A.): 197. For persons in different crisis situations, including domestic violence.
  • Coronavirus:
    • Greek National Public Health Organization (NPHO):
      • 1135
      • 210 521 2054

Guyana

  • Emergency: 999
  • Suicide Hotline:
    • Guyana Standard: (592) 603-3666
    •  Inter-agency Suicide Prevention Help Line:
      • 223-0001 (telephone)
      • 223-0009 (telephone)
      • 223-0818 (telephone)
      • 600-7896 (cellphone)
      • 623-4444 (cellphone
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Ministry of Social Protection’s Sexual Offenses and Domestic Violence Policy Unit: 640-1011
  • Coronavirus:
    • Ministry of Public Health:
      • 227-4986
      • 226-7480
      • 229-7490
      • 231-1166
      • 624-3069
      • 624,9355
      • 624-6674
      • 624-2819

Holland (Netherlands)

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • de Luisterlijn: 09000767. de Luisterlijn offers 24-hour telephone emergency service throughout the Netherlands. When you are in pain or worry about something, they can provide a listening ear, and you can easily tell your story anonymously.
    • 113 Zelfmoordpreventie:  0900-0113. 113 Zelfmoordpreventie offers 24-hour anonymous and confidential talk that can help you to share your thoughts if you’re in distress or having suicidal thoughts. Their crisis telephone number is accessible for people calling from within the Netherlands.
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence: 
    • Velig Thuis: 0800 2000. For victims of domestic violence and child abuse.
  • Coronavirus:
    • 0800 1202 (or +31 850 659 063 if you’re calling from a foreign phone) to arrange for coronavirus testing for adults and children younger than 12. For children 12-17, call the same number, but they will have to consent over the phone.

Hong Kong

  • Emergency:  999
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • Suicide Prevention Services: 00852-2382 0000. Suicide Prevention Services provides beneficial friends and other suicide prevention services to people in Hong Kong who are suicidal, desperate and emotionally distressed
    • The Samaritans, Hong Kong: 00852 2896 0000. The Samaritans Hong Kong offers 24-hour unconditional emotional support to anyone in distress or at risk of suicide throughout Hong Kong.
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Harmony House: 2522 0434 (24 hour hotline for women), for men, call: 2295 1386
    • Wai On Home for Women: 2793 0223
    • Serene Court: 2787 6865
  • LGBT+ Issues:
    • Les Corner (lesbian victims of domestic violence): 5281 5201
    • Rainbow of Hong Kong (gay victims of domestic violence): 2769 1069
  • Coronavirus: 
    • Centre for Health Protection Hotline: 

      • 2125 1111

      • 2125 1122

    • HKSAR Government COVID-19 WhatsApp Helpline: 9617 1823

Hungary

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence: 
    • NaNE Helpline for Battered Women and Children:
      • 06 80 505 101
      • 36 4 06 30 006 (for sexual violence)
  • Coronavirus:
    • 36 80 277 455
    • 36 80 277 456

India

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotlines in India. Here are a few of them:

Indonesia

Open Counseling  has a comprehensive list of hotlines in Indonesia. Here are a few of them:

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • Kementerian Kesehatan: 500-454
  • LGBT+ Issues:
  • Coronavirus: 
    • 119

Iran

  • Emergency: 110
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • Iran Organization of Well Being: 1480 (6am to 9pm)
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence: 
    • State Welfare Organization of Iran: 123

Ireland

  • Emergency number:  112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • National Freephone Helpline: 1800 341 900
  • Coronavirus:
    • 1850 24 1850
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Israel

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotlines in Israel. Here are a few of them:

  • Emergency: 100
  • Suicide Hotlines:
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
  • Coronavirus:
    • The Ministry of Health Novel Coronavirus and Isolation Hotline (Sun-Sat 08:00-22:00)

Italy

  • Emergency:  112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • 800860022
    • Telefono Amico Italia: 199 284 284
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Antiviolenza Donne: 1522
  • Coronavirus: 
    • from Italy: 1500 (free toll number)
    • from abroad:
      • +39 0232008345
      • +39 0289619015
      • +39 0283905385

Jamaica

  •  Emergency: 119
  • Suicide Hotlines:
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Bureau of Gender Affairs:
      • 876-553-0372 (for women)
      • 876-553-0387 (for men)
  • Coronavirus:
    • Ministry of Health and Wellness: 888-ONE-LOVE (663-5683)

Japan

  • Emergency:  110
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • 810352869090
    • Childline Japan: 0120-99-7777 (4pm to 9pm)
    • Inochi no Denwa Suicide Hotline: 03-6634-2556
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
  • Coronavirus:
    • 0120-296-004 (Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm)

Jordan

    • Emergency:  911
    • Suicide Hotlines:
      • Jordan River Foundation: 110
    • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
      • Jordanian Women’s Union: +962 (6) 568 7037

Latvia

  • Emergency:  113
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • Skalbes.lv:
      • 371 67222922
      • 371 27722292
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Center Marta for Trafficking Victims: 800 2012
    • Crisis Helpine: 672292227722292
    • Children’s Trust Helping: 116 111
  •  Coronavirus:
    • Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC)
      • (00 371) 67501590
      • (00 371) 67387661 (open 8.30-17.00 working days)
      • Domestic and Sexual Violence:Suicide Hotlines:
        • 1564 (local)
        • 961 1 341 941 (international)

Lebanon

  • Emergency: 140 or 125
  • Suicide Hotlines:
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Liberia

  • Emergency: 231 or 911
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • Lifeline Liberia: 6534308
  • Coronavirus:
    • 4455

Luxembourg

  • Emergency:  112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Fraentelefon: 12 344
  • Coronavirus: 
    • 247-65533

Malaysia

  • Emergency:  999
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • (06) 2842500
    • National Council of Befrienders Malaysia: 603-79568145
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Women’s Aid Organization Hotline: +603 7956 3488 (24 hours)

Malta

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • Supportline 179: 179
  • Coronavirus: 111

Mauritus

Mexico

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotlines in Mexico. Here are a few of them:

New Zealand

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotlines in New Zealand. Here are a few of them:

Nigeria

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence: 
    • Lagos State Domestic Sexual and Violence Response Team:  112, 08137960048
  •  Coronavirus:
    • 0800-970000-10

Norway

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • +4781533300
    • Kirken SoS I Norge: 0047 22 40 00 40
    • Mental Helse: 116 123
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • National Helpline for Survivors of Sexual Abuse: 800 57 000 July
    • Crisis Situation Helpline: 800 40 008
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Pakistan

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotlines in Pakistan. Here are a few of them:

  • Emergency: 115
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • Suicide Prevention Helpline – MIND: 042-35761999
    • Umang Pakistan: 92 317 4288665
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
  • LGBT+ Issues:
  • Coronavirus: 
    • 1166

Philippines

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotlines in the Philippines. Here are a few of them:  

  • Emergency: v911
  • Suicide Hotline: 
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
  • LGBT+ Issues:
  • Coronavirus: 
    • 02-894-COVID (02-894-26843)
    • 1555

Poland

  • Emergency:  112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • 5270000
    • Olsztynski Telefon Zaufania ‘Anonimowy Przyjaciel:
      • 89 19288
      • 89 527 00 00
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • 0 800 200 001 (8am to 8pm)
  • Coronavirus: 
    • Ministry of Health: 800 190 590

Portugal

Puerto Rico

  • Emergency: 911
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • Suicide Prevention Commission: (787) 765-2929 x3606
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence: 
    • Women’s Coalition of St. Croix: 340 773 9272

Romania

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotlines in Romania. Here are a few of them:

  • Emergency: 112     
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • Romanian Alliance for Suicide Prevention: 0800 801200
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
  • LGBT+ Issues:
  • Coronavirus: 
    • 0800800358 (open daily, from 08:00 to 23:00)

Russia

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • Samaritans (Cherepovets): 0078202577577
    • Helpline for children & teen & parents: 8-800-2000-122
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence: 
    • ANNA (National Center for the Prevention of Violence: 09900 700 600

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Emergency: 1-784-456-2816
  • Suicide Hotlines:
  • Coronavirus: 
    • 543-HEAL (543-4325)
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Saudi Arabia

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • Psychological Counseling Contact Center Hotline: 920033360
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • 24/7 Domestic abuse Hotline: 1919

  • Coronavirus:
    • 937

Serbia

  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • 0800 100 600
    • Network of Women’s Hotline in Vojvodina: 0800 10 10 10
  • Coronavirus:

  • Serbian Ministry of Health: +381 64 8945235

Singapore

  • Emergency: 999
  • Suicide Hotline:
    • Samaritans of Singapore: 1 800 2214444
    • The Institute of Mental Health (Singapore): 6389 2222
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Associaton for Women for Action and Rearch: 1800 777 5555 (Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Coronavirus:
    • 1800 333 9999

Spain

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotlines for Spain. Here are a few of them:

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotline:
    • 914590050
    • Samaritans in Spain: 900 525 100
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Teléfono de la Esperanza: 717 003 717
    • Women’s Helpline: 016
  • Coronavirus:
    • 900 400 061
    • 955 545 060

South Africa

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotlines for South Africa. Here are a few of them:

South Korea

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotlines for South Korea. Here are a few of them:

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotline:
    • (02) 7158600

    • Domestic and Sexual Violence:

      • Korean Women’s Hotline: 82-2-3156-5400
      • Emergency Support Center for Migrant Women: 1577-1366
    • Coronavirus:
      • 1339
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Sri Lanka

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotline:
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Coronavirus:
    • 1390

Sudan

  • Emergency: 249999
  • Suicide Hotline:  
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Family and Child Protection Unit (24/7): 9696

Sweden

  • Emergency number:  112   
  • Suicide Hotline:
    • 46317112400 
    • Självmordslinjen (Suicide prevention hotline): 90101

    • SOS phone: 031-800 650

  • Domestic and Sexual Violence: 
    • Terrafem: 020 52 1010
    • Kvinnofridslinjen: 020 50 50 50
  • Coronavirus:
    • 46 771 1177

Switzerland

  • Emergency:  112   
  • Suicide Hotline: 
    • La Main Tendue: 143
    • PARSPAS: 41 (0) 27 321 21 21
    • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Friends of Humanity: 41 22 80 707 62
    •  
    • Coronavirus:
    • 41 58 463 00 00

Thailand

  • Emergency: 191
  • Suicide Hotline:
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Pracobodi Cenre: 1300
  • Coronavirus:
    • Department of Disease Control:
      • 1422

Tonga

  • Emergency: 922
  • Suicide Hotline:

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Emergency: 999
  • Suicide Hotline:
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • 800-SAVE-7283
  • Coronavirus:
    • 877-9355
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Turkey

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotline:
    • Youth Support Line – Genclik Destek Hatti: 0850 455 00 70
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Hurriyet Emergency Domestic Violence hotline: 90 212 656 9696

United Arab Emirates

  • Emergency: 911
  • Suicide Hotline:
    • National Committe for the Promotion of Mental Health: 920033360
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • Police Hotline: 800 2347
  • Coronavirus:
    • Abu Dhabi Health Services Company: 971563713090 (WhatsApp)

United Kingdom

Open Counseling has a comprehensive list of hotlines for the United Kingdom. Here are a few of them:

  • Emergency: 112
  • Suicide Hotlines:
    • HopeLine UK: 0800 068 4141
    • SANE: 0300 304 7000
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence:
    • England National Domestic Violence Hotline: 080 2000 2470808 802 999
    • Northern Ireland: 0800 917 14 14
    • Scotland: 0800 027 1234080 88 01 03 020808 8010 302
    • Wales: 0800 8010 8000808 802 9999
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Author: Cassandra Stout

Hi! My name is Cassandra Stout, and I am a freelancer and memoirist who blogs at The Bipolar Parent (Cassandrastout.com/bpparent) and at the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF.org). My current project is Committed, my upcoming memoir that depicts my time spent in a psych ward after a postpartum psychotic breakdown. I am a ten-year member of a five-person critique group called the Seattle Scribblers. It's nice to meet you!

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