Over the past 20 years, more than 8 million teens, parents and others have found help at the Boys Town National Hotline. The Hotline is a 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year crisis, resource and referral telephone line staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors. Parents, teens and families can find help with…

  • Suicide prevention
  • Physical abuse
  • Depression
  • Sexual abuse
  • School issues
  • Emotional abuse
  • Parenting troubles
  • Chemical dependency
  • Runaways
  • Anger
  • Relationship problems
  • And much more...

Countless lives have been saved by the Hotline’s experienced, professional counselors. Counselors possess crisis intervention and assessment skills and meet the accreditation requirements of both the American Association of Suicidology and the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc.

Counselors help callers prioritize problems, identify options and begin the process of building hope and confidence. With a database of 20,000 agencies and services nationwide, they can connect callers to the right help close by.

Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services, representing more than 140 languages, are available along with a TDD line (1-800-448-1833) that allows counselors to communicate with speech-impaired and deaf callers.

Our new Web site offers teens another channel to express feeling and seek help, visit

If you need immediate help, call a Hotline counselor at 1-800-448-3000.