Asking for support when you need it is a sign of strength and courage. People in personal crisis or people concerned about a loved one in crisis can also call these numbers for immediate support. Calling 988 connects you to services for a behavioral health crisis, so you get help where and when you need it.
If you are a veteran in crisis, or concerned about one, you can reach the 24/7 Veterans’ Crisis Line by calling 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1, or by texting 838255.
Kids’ Link RI is a program in Rhode Island available 24/7 to help triage children and youth in need of mental health services and refer them to treatment providers. The free, confidential phone line, 1-855-543-5465, connects parents and caregivers to an experienced clinician that can help them access children’s services in Rhode Island, and determine the best place to go for treatment and counseling.
BH Link’s mission is to ensure all Rhode Islanders 18+ experiencing mental health and substance use crises receive the appropriate services they need as quickly as possible in an environment that supports their recovery. Call 401-414-LINK (5465) or visit their 24/7 triage center at 975 Waterman Ave., East Providence, RI.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: (888) 843-4564. HOURS: Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 9pm, Pacific time (Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight, Eastern time) Saturday from 9am to 2pm, Pacific time (Saturday from noon to 5pm, Eastern time)