What should I do if someone I know needs help?

Talk With Someone

If you, or a friend, are in crisis and need to speak with someone now: 

  • Call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (they don't just talk about suicide—they cover a lot of issues and will help put you in touch with someone close by)

If you want to help a friend, you can:

If a friend is using drugs, you might have to step away from the friendship for a while. It is important to protect your own mental health and not put yourself in situations where drugs are being used.

For more information on how to help a friend or loved one, visit our Have a Drug Problem, Need Help? page.

Get Tested for HIV

If you need to get tested for HIV, you can ask your health care provider for a test. You can also find a testing site near you by:

If you need to get tested for hepatitis B or C, you can ask your health care provider for a test or you can find a testing site near you by: