Hotlines and Crisis Intervention
If you or someone you love is in immediate danger, call emergency services. Hotlines and websites listed here are resources and help to prevent crises and offer help to those in need.
The national mental health crisis line is 988.
These numbers and websites are not run by Sioux Falls Pride.
1 (800) 604-5841 • Helping the most-impacted folks through crisis, abuse, and mistreatment. One call (or text) at a time.
BlackLine is a 24-hour hotline geared towards the Black, Black LGBTQI, Brown, Native and Muslim community. However, no one will be turned away from the Hotline. The purpose of the BlackLine is to provide people with an anonymous and confidential avenue to report negative, physical, and inappropriate contact with police and vigilantes. Another component of the BlackLine is to provide immediate crisis counseling to those who are upset, need to talk with someone immediately, or are in distress.
The Trevor Project | Website
Lifeline: Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.
TrevorText: A confidential and secure resource that provides live help for LGBTQ youth with a trained specialist, over text messages. Text START to 678-678.
TrevorChat is a free, confidential and secure instant messaging service that provides live help to LGBTQ youth.
Trans Lifeline | Website
877-565-8860 Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Our operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada, and are all trans-identified. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not you’re trans, please call us. We will do our best to support you and provide you resources.
Our Hotline launched shortly after Trans Day of Remembrance of 2014 in response to the epidemic of suicide in our community. We believe that some of the best support that a trans person in crisis can have is a fellow member of our community with shared lived experience.
LGBT National Help Center | Website
888-843-4564 Email: help@LGBThotline.org
The LGBT National Hotline is for all ages. We provide a safe space that is anonymous and confidential where callers can speak on many different issues and concerns including, but limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more. The LGBT National Hotline is staffed by highly trained volunteers who identify somewhere on the LGBTQ spectrum, from all ages, walks of life and from all over the United States. Along with peer support, listening and affirmation, our volunteers are supplied with the largest LGBTQ resource database in the US (www.LGBTNEARME.ORG) for those who are seeking additional support and ways to connect with their local community.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | Website
Crisis Text Line | Website
Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor
Free 24/7 support at your fingertips. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
Call to Freedom | Website
We serve those impacted by human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in South Dakota and the surrounding areas.
Our directive is to provide a safe place and shelter for those impacted by human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation and those who are at risk. Our after-care case management services include: counseling, life-coaching, and trauma management. Call to Freedom, navigates a healthy path for victims and survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Sunshine Behavioral Health | Website
Even though transgender people make up less than 1% of the U.S. population, they make up a greater percentage of those with mental health and substance use disorders—a higher rate than the overall LGBTQ community.