Boys Town National Hotline

Crisis Line

Immediate support and advice for people in distress


Crisis lines provide immediate support to help ensure a person's safety and help them take the next steps toward resolving a problem.

Crisis intervention hotlines/helplines are available through telephone, email, chat, text or other communication methods.

Additional Information

People can call the crisis phone line 24/7/365. The phone is staffed by trained counselors who can give advice and find help for:

  • Addiction
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Adolescent defiance
  • Other issues


  • Payment
    • Free / no cost to everyone
  • Service Availability
    • 24 hours a day


Primarily pre-teens, teens and young adults

Phone and email assistance are available to parents

Application Instructions

  • Call (800) 448-3000
  • Text VOICE to 20121
  • available 24/7/365
  • Email forms are available for parents and youth
  • Chat, when counselors are available

If in an emergency, dial 911


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Business Hours


Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 800-448-3000
  • TTY - Crisis Line: 800-448-1833

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