Need Help?

1-800 National Suicide Prevention LifeLine

The Lifeline 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.

516-227-Talk (8255)!

Nassau County’s behavioral health helpline/hotline offers consultations, information, and education to callers. The free and confidential service operates as a 24/7 platform for individuals who may feel helpless, hopeless, isolated and in need of direction regarding mental illness and/or addiction. The helpline/hotline also offers assistance to family members impacted by a loved one’s challenges.

24/7 Crisis Hotline: (516) 679-1111

Long Island Crisis Center provides 24/7, free, high quality, confidential and non-judgmental programs and services to support and empower Long Islanders at critical times in their lives.

Alanon and Alateen

Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people who are living with (or have lived with) someone whose drinking created problems for themselves or others. Alateen meetings are held in many locations for young people, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Safe Center of Long Island 24/7 Hotline 516-542-0404

The Safe Center of Long Island seeks to protect, assist and empower victims of family violence and sexual assault while challenging and changing social systems that tolerate and perpetuate abuse.

Dating Violence/Help for Abusive Relationships

Different Kinds of Dating Violence

It’s important to note that dating violence can take on different forms. Here are four types (according to the CDC):

Physical – when a person hits, kicks, shoves his or her partner
Psychological/emotional – can include name calling, bullying, and isolation
Sexual – forcing a partner to engage in a sex act when they don’t want to; threatening to spread rumors if a partner doesn’t want to have sex
Stalking – constant, unwanted harassment

Dating violence also occurs online or by phone, and includes someone repeatedly texting a partner, or even posting a partner’s nude photos online.

Is Someone You Know in an Abusive Relationship?

Ask them to get professional help.

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474 (you can also chat via the website, or text “love is” to 22522 to connect with a peer advocate 24/7)