Nationwide Crisis Numbers
Below you will find nationwide crisis line numbers. Anyone can access these numbers if they are in crisis, feeling depressed and need someone to talk to. If they are in immediate danger or are actively suicidal with a plan and have access to that plan, have them call 911.
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Veterans Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 press 1
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Suicide prevention line: For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.
- Spanish Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-888-628-9454
- The Trevor Project: LGBTQ+ specific crisis lifeline: 1-866-488-7386 or text 678678
- Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
- Crisis Text Line: Text MN to 741741
Minnesota Crisis Numbers
These are Minnesota county specific numbers. Individuals will need to call the number for the county they are currently in. Crisis teams can go to the person if they need to or can talk on the phone. Again, if they are in immediate danger or are actively suicidal with a plan and have access to that plan, have them call 911.
- Dakota County: 952-891-7171
- Ramsey County: 651-266-7900
- Anoka County: 763-755-3801
- Hennepin County: 612-596-1223
- Washington County: 651-430-6484 during work hours and 651-275-7400 hours and weekends
- Scott County: 952-496-8481 between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 952-818-3702 between 4:30 p.m. – 8 a.m.
- Carver County: 952-442-7601
For additional counties that are not listed, visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services website to find the crisis numbers.
General resource tools and supports in Minnesota
United Way 2-1-1
United Way 2-1-1 provides free and confidential health and human services information for people in Minnesota. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to connect you with the resources and information you need. Call 211 for support or text your zip code to 898211.
The Bridge to Benefits Screening Tool is a project by Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits. By answering a few simple questions, you'll be able to see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs. You will NOT be asked for information that identifies you. It's easy, confidential and FREE!
Start the Screening Tool
NOTE: This screening tool does not determine eligibility. It is only a guideline. After using this screening tool, you must apply to each program to be sure you are eligible.