988 Philly is your connection to free, confidential support during a mental health, substance use, or suicidal crisis. You will be connected to a warm, professional counselor 24/7.

We're also here if you just want to chat.

If you are not in a crisis, click the chat icon below to connect with our HMP Chatline.

Whether you are in crisis or not, help is just a phone call away.

Sometimes it’s easier to express our feelings through text. The HMP Chatline is here for you.

If you are having a mental health, substance use, or suicidal crisis, call 988. If you’re not in crisis, chat live with a Certified Peer Specialist – caring, friendly peers who are sincere and non-judgmental.

This service is available Monday – Friday from 9am to 7pm.

Please reach out if you are:

  • Feeling lonely or need someone to talk to
  • Having feelings of self-harm or to others
  • Experiencing intense anger or emotional crisis
  • Having feelings of hopelessness
  • Struggling with life stresses
  • Feeling depressed

More Crisis Resources

Mental Health Crisis Associated with COVID-19

If you are struggling with anxiety or overwhelming emotions due to COVID-19 there is help available.

Support & Referral Helpline:

The helpline is available 24/7 to refer to community-based resources for further help.

For TTY, dial: 724-631-5600

Domestic Violence Crisis

The Philadelphia Violence Hotline is available 24-hours a day providing crisis intervention, safety planning, resources and referrals. All calls are free, confidential and anonymous.

Philadelphia Violence Hotline:

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LGBTQ Crisis

The Trevor Project has trained counselors to support you 24/7. If you are a youth in crisis and need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, the TrevorLifeline is here for you:

Youth LGBTQ Hotline:

About the Trevor Project

Trans Lifeline Hotline:

About the Trans Lifeline

Veteran Crisis

Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
or TEXT: 838255

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