If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.
The organizations below are linked; you can click on them to go to their websites.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – (800) 273-TALK (8255)
Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741
For anyone feeling in crisis (callers don’t have to be suicidal). Phones are answered by trained crisis workers who listen and share resources in their area if needed. Live chat available.
Hotline: Emergency Mental Health Services: Fulton County Department of Mental Health
(404) 730-1600 or (404) 730-1608
The Atlanta chapter provides prevention programs to educate people about risk factors and warning signs of suicide, activities for survivors, and supports for those who have lost a loved one. The website provides information on understanding, preventing and coping with suicide.
The Link Counseling Center provides therapy on a sliding fee scale. The Link offers specialized programs in addition to regular counseling, services for suicide prevention and after-care for children and teens in crisis and experiencing grief.
Sandy Springs: 348 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30328
Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cobb County: 1820 The Exchange, Suite 650, Atlanta, GA, 30339
Hours: Mon., Wed. 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Tues.; Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Provides suicide prevention, intervention, and aftercare information/resources
1919 John Wesley Ave., College Park, GA, 30337
Provides mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment services to adolescents.
1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B Atlanta, GA, 30316
Provides mental health counseling to youth with locations in Atlanta and Gwinnett county.
477 Windsor Street SW, Suite 309, Atlanta, GA
Provides clinical services, screenings and interactive workshops for teens.
For LGBT Youth
The Trevor Project includes Trevor Lifeline, a 24/7 confidential hotline (866) 488-7386. Or text Trevor to (202) 304-1200. Trevorspace.org includes social networking site for LGBTQ youth and friends ages 13 to 24.
Lost-n-Found Youth has a crisis support line for Atlanta-area LGBTQ youth ages 13 to 25. Call or text 678-856-7825. The Youth Center has drop-in hours Mon-Thurs: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Fri: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Sat. & Sun.: 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. .
LGBT Youth Talkline offers phone, online, chat and email peer support for LGBT youth up to age 25. 1-800-246-7743 (PRIDE) Mon-Fri 4- 12 p.m. and Sat. 12-5 p.m.
Editor’s note: VOX doesn’t endorse any of these organizations; we simply want to provide information for teens so we can all access help when we need it. If you know of resources that should be included on VOX’s teen resource listings, please email Josie@VOXAtl.org. Thanks!