Emergency Resources

“As an undergraduate student in psychology, I was taught that multiple personalities were a very rare and bizarre disorder. That is all that I was taught on ... It soon became apparent that what I had been taught was simply not true. Not only was I meeting people with multiplicity; these individuals entering my life were normal human beings with much to offer. They were simply people who had endured more than their share of pain in this life and were struggling to make sense of it.”

― Deborah Bray Haddock, The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook

DID Research

Mental Health Hotlines

Depression and Suicide

  • US: 1-630-482-9696 (Suicide Prevention Services of America and Suicide Prevention Lifeline; also has hotlines specifically for suicide prevention at 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) and 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE) as well as a hotline for Spanish speakers at 1-888-628-9454 and for individuals who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing at 1-800-799-4889; also allows chat; accepts youth, LGBT individuals, Native Americans, veterans, and survivors of suicide attempts)
  • US: Suicide Hotlines by State

Sexual Assault / Rape Hotlines

  • US: 800-656-4673 (800-656-HOPE; RAINN; also has a 1 on 1 chat; for all survivors of sexual violence)

Child Abuse Hotlines


  • US or Canada: 1-800-422-4453 (1-800-4-A-CHILD; Childhelp; provides assistance in 170 languages; offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals; cannot make reports of abuse, but will walk you through the report)
  • US: 1-800-448-3000 (Your Life Your Voice; for pre-teens, teens, and young adults who need help; also allows chat, text, and email; provides support or help for a multitude of problems)
  • UK: 0808 800 5000 (NSPCC Childline; also allows contact through email or through SignVideo for individuals who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing; associated with additional dedicated hotlines)
  • UK: 0800 1111 (Childline for those under 19; also allows email, 1 on 1 chat, and SingVideo; provides support or help for a multitude of problems)
  • Australia: CAPS lists numbers for specific reporting lines for different states
  • Other international helplines: Child Helpline International lists local helplines in 139 different countries

Sexual Abuse

  • US: 1-888-773-8368 (1-888-PREVENT; Stop It Now; also allows email contact and online chat and has an online help center; also helps those at risk of hurting children; however, only corresponds with adults over 18)
  • US: 800-656-4673 (800-656-HOPE; RAINN; also has a 1 on 1 chat; for all survivors of sexual violence)
  • UK and Ireland: 0808 1000 900 (Stop It Now; also allows email contact; also helps those at risk of hurting children and adult survivors of abuse; however, only corresponds with adults over 18)

Online Sexual Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse Material (Child Pornography)

  • US: 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST; Cybertipline; accepts reports of "online enticement of children for sexual acts, extra-familial child sexual molestation, child pornography, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, [and] unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child")
  • International: Virtual Global Task Force (allows reports of adults propositioning minors for indescent images, approaching minors for sexual activity online or asking to meet in person, grooming, and adult indescent exposure to minors online)
  • International: http://www.inhope.org/gns/report-here.aspx (International Association of Internet Hotlines; allows reports of child sexual abuse material and child grooming)

Other Ways to Report Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation

  • US: 1-888-373-7888 (National Human Trafficking Hotline; accepts tips in over 200 languages through interpreters; also allows tips to be submitted through an online form; also helps victims and survivors find social and legal services)
  • US: 866-347-2423 (Homeland Security Investigations; also allows online form submission; accepts reports of child sexual exploitation and human trafficking)


Domestic Violence Hotlines


  • US: 1-800-799-7233 (1-800-799-SAFE; National Domestic Violence Hotline; provides assistance in over 200 languages; also allows chat; for friends and family, victims, survivors, and those who are concerned that they may be abusive; also supports d/Deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing communities through TTY, video phone, instant messaging, or email)
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