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Call The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 24/7 for expert support for anyone experiencing an abusive relationship.

Call a Peer Advocate

Call 1-866-331-9474, to speak to a peer advocate to explain your situation and receive support and

Live Chat

Visit Loveisrespect.org offers a live, discreet, and confidential chat service specifically for young adults.

Text message

Get in touch with a peer advocate by texting “LOVEIS” to 22522. You will receive an immediate response from a peer advocate who will help you find solutions to your situation.


Other Resources

How to help a friend who may be feeling suicidal

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project provides 24/7 crisis support services to LGBTQ young people. Text, chat, or call anytime to reach a trained counselor.


Help a Friend

Follow our step-by-step guide for ways you can help a friend who may be in an abusive relationship.
Help a Friend

Is your friend in an unhealthy relationship?

If you think that a friend is in an abusive or unhealthy relationship, our recommended conversation starters will help you talk to them about it.

Is your friend exhibiting unhealthy behavior?

If you think that a friend is exhibiting abusive or unhealthy behaviors, it can be hard to start a conversation about it. Our tips and advice make it easier.


The myPlan app is a free app to help with safety decisions if you, or someone you care about, is experiencing abuse in their relationship. It’s private, secure, personalized, and backed by research. The myPlan app can help you identify, navigate, and provides resources for a range of relationship abuse concerns.

  • Your intimate partner relationship
  • A friend or family member’s relationship
  • College student relationships
  • LGBTQ relationships
  • Your relationship’s impact on pregnancy or children

Download myPlan for free today


Tips and Advice

Visit our Relationships page to learn more about topics like the 10 signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships, boundary-setting and how to safely break up.