Crisis Hotlines and Text Chat Services

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 in the United States. Is LGBTQ+ affirmative.

Phone: 1–800–273–TALK (8255)* 

Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741 Chat:

A nonprofit organization with the sole mission to help people in crisis. They provide free, confidential, anonymous crisis and suicide prevention counseling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They offer the only Survivor of Suicide Support Group serving Houston/Harris County and immediate surrounding counties. 

Phone: 832-416-1177 

Phone for teens: 832-416-1199 

Text: 281-201-4430

Provides information and support to LGBTQ young people 24/7, all year long. Here you can reach out to a counselor if you’re struggling, find answers and information, and get the tools you need to help someone else. 

Phone: 866-488-7386 

Text: Text “START” to 678-678 Chat:

A peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning peers. Call if you need someone to talk to, even if you’re not in a crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans. 

Phone: 877-565-8860

A 24-hour helpline [formerly the Gay & Lesbian Switchboard Houston] has been serving Houston’s LGBTQ community since 1982. A service of the Montrose Center, LGBT Switchboard continues to rely upon dedicated and specially trained volunteers to sustain itself. Call for:

  • Depression/Suicide/Crisis Intervention
  • Domestic Violence Help & Shelter
  • Sexual Assault & Hate Crimes Support
  • Addiction Support & Treatment
  • HIV & STI Information
  • LGBT-affirming Resources
  • Community Events & Visitor Information

Phone: 713-529-3211