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Crisis hotlines and help

  • Feel overwhelmed and don't know where to turn? Unless otherwise indicated, these services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people experiencing an emotional, family or health crisis.

    Nationwide

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
    Contact: 612-347-2222 or 1-800-273-8255

    Throughout Minnesota

    Allina Health Mental Health

    A trained counselor will assess your situation and connect you to needed resources. Learn more. 
    Where: Various locations in Greater Minnesota and the Minneapolis/St. Paul area
    Contact: Visit Allina Health Mental Health locations page and call the location nearest you.

    First Call for Help

    This database connects callers to thousands of resources (for example grief support, housing and mental health services) throughout Minnesota.
    Where: The service covers Greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
    Contact: Dial 2-1-1 or visit www.211unitedway.org.

    Twin Cities metropolitan area

    Crisis Connection

    Professional counselors at this free and confidential hotline help Twin Cities residents with personal and family problems.
    Where: The service covers the Twin Cities metro area.
    Contact: Call 612-379-6363 or visit website: www.canvashealth.org.

    Domestic Abuse Project (DAP)

    DAP has legal & community advocacy at three sites in Minneapolis. Call 612-673-3526 for more information. DAP also has therapy services for men, women, adolescents and children. For more information about those services or for other referrals call 612-874-7063 and ask to speak to the First Call Desk which is staffed weekdays between 10 am and 4 pm.
    Where: Domestic Abuse Project, Inc., 204 West Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Contact: Call 612-874-7063. Email dap@mndap.org or visit Domestic Abuse Project.

    Anoka County

    Crisis Intervention Services

    Call Mercy Hospital's Crisis Intervention Services at any time to find the help you need.
    Where: Mercy Hospital, 4050 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433
    Contact: Call 763-236-7911.

    Hennepin County

    Assessment and Referral

    Experts from Abbott Northwestern Hospital's Assessment and Referral Service respond to people experiencing a crisis or an emotional, stressful situation.
    Where: Abbott Northwestern Hospital, 800 East 28th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
    Contact: Call 612-863-8633.

    Acute Psychiatric Services

    Hennepin County Medical Center's Acute Psychiatric Services offers counseling through a crisis intervention phone service and a suicide hotline.
    Where: Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415
    Contact: Call 612-863-3161 for general crisis intervention or 612-873-2222 for the suicide hotline.

    Isanti County

    Assessment and Referral Services

    Counselors at Cambridge Medical Center's Behavioral Health Department will assess your situation and refer you to the appropriate care. Mental Health unit & Crisis Line call 763-688-9897. Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependency Assessments call 763-688-7723.
    Where: Cambridge Medical Center, 701 South Dellwood Street, Cambridge, MN 55008

    Ramsey County

    Crisis Intervention Services

    Call United Hospital's Crisis Intervention Services at any time to find help through a crisis or an emotional, stressful situation.
    Where: United Hospital, 333 North Smith Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102
    Contact: Call 651-241-8694.

    Crisis Program

    Available 24 hours a day, the Crisis Program of Regions Hospital's Emergency Center can help you cope with the stress of an injury or illness.
    Where: Regions Hospital, 640 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
    Contact: Call 651-254-5000.