National Hotlines


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If you or someone you know is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, please call.

The call is free and available twenty-four hours a day. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.


Boys Town National Hotline

1-800-448-3000

A twenty-four-hour, toll-free, confidential hotline staffed by specially trained counselors. Teens, parents, and others can get help with bullying, abuse, anger, depression, school issues, and more. 

Bullying Statistics: United States

  • ​Over 13 million American kids will be bullied or cyber bullied
  • It is estimated that one hundred sixty thousand children miss school every day due to a fear of attack or intimidation by other students
  • 1 in 5 teens who are bullied or cyber bullied think about suicide. 1 in 10 actually attempt suicide. 
  • One out of every ten students who drop out of school do so because of repeated bullying
  • Every seven minutes a child is bullied
  • 64 percent of children who are bullied do not report it
  • Every half hour a child commits suicide as a result of being bullied
  • ​More than twenty percent of kids admit to bullying of "some kind."