Seeking Help

Help Resources

US Telephone Numbers

   There are a considerable number of national telephone numbers in the US, not just for eating disorders but for many other problems too. Please be aware that some numbers may show up on your telephone bill. You do not usually have to live in the same area that the crisis line is located in to be able to call them.

National Eating Disorders Association
Tel: 1-800-931-2237

Anorexia Nervosa & Related Eating Disorders, Inc. (ANRED)
Tel: 541-344-1144

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Tel: 858-481-1515

Suicide crisis lines

   There are many more helplines available than could be listed here. The telephone numbers below should mostly be available for the entire state they are located in. For a more comprehensive list of suicide crisis lines, please go to

Hope Line Network
Tel: 1-800-SUICIDE / 1-800-784-2433

California Youth Crisis Line
Tel: 1-800-843-5200 [Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week]

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
Tel: 303-429-3530

Helpline Georgia
Tel: 1-800-338-6745 [Toll-free statewide]

Helping Hands Hawaii Suicide & Crisis Center
Tel: 1-808-521-4556 or 1-808-521-4555

Idaho Suicide Prevention and Hotline Service
Tel: 1-800-564-2120

Providing Access To Help (PATH)
Tel: 309-827-4005 or 1-800-570-7284 [Toll-free in McLean County, IL]

Other numbers

Tel: 1-800-THERAPIST / 1-800-843-7274 [Mental health referral service]

Self-injury at
Tel: 1-800-DONT-CUT / 1-800-3668-288

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Tel: 1-800-656-HOPE / 1-800-656-4673

National Mental Health Association Information Center
Tel: 1-800-969-NMHA / 1-800-969-6642

Sexual Assault Crisis Line
Tel: 1-800-643-6250 [Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week]

National Drug & Alcohol Line
Tel: 1-800-662-HELP [Information on alcohol and drug abuse, can also advise on local treatment options]