The Suicide & Crisis Hotline | 988
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline works with REAL Crisis Center to offer 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing a mental health crisis or any other kind of emotional distress. You can also dial 988 if you are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
Your needs.Your comfort.
The REAL Crisis Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing immediate and ongoing crisis relief, expert guidance, and tailored services for anyone in need, free from commitment and free of charge. Regardless of your situation or your needs, REAL Crisis Center is here to help you find the resources you need to regain confidence and comfort in your life.
Immediate Assistance in a Time of Need
The Real Crisis Center is available to help those in need of immediate support in crisis. Real help, Real guidance, and Real support are just a phone call away.
24/7 Crisis Help Hotline
Whether you are having a serious moment,
an ongoing issue or just need to talk, live
listeners are waiting to answer.
Whether you are having a serious moment, an ongoing issue or just need to talk, live listeners are waiting to answer.
We want you to call
24/7 Rape Crisis Hotline
If you have been assaulted today or 10 years
ago, are currently in crisis or know someone
who is, we will guide you through next steps.
If you have been assaulted today or 10 years ago, are currently in crisis or know someone who is, we will guide you through next steps.
We can help
Find the help that fits you
Live, expert listeners & private one-to-one sessions to manage and overcome your situation
To educate and
provide access to people specialized in helping with your unique situation
Resources and Outreach
REAL Crisis Center produces and provides information sheets, databases of resources, recommended reading and more. It's all organized to help you learn, share and act quickly and easily. Our active community outreach efforts are designed to prevent the impact and minimize the cost of a crisis.
Staff specialists and volunteer roles are an essential part of our programs. Learn more about the many ways you can help people in your very own community, and meet the people and organizations who already are helping.
News and Events
Visit our News and Events section to learn about the inspiring ways people are making a difference in our community and around the world.
Hear about the interesting and inspiring ways people are making a difference around the world and learn about efforts and events going on right here in North Carolina.
New National Number for People in Mental Health Crisis
People in mental health crisis can now dial 9-8-8 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and immediately connect to trained crisis counselors 24/7.
Candlelight Vigil Honors Domestic Violence Victims
The Center for Family Violence Prevention and Pitt County law enforcement held a special candlelight vigil to remember victims of domestic violence and raise awareness.
One Month Since Launch, Crisis Hotline Sees Increase in Calls
Mental health advocates in Guilford County said the new Suicide and Crisis Lifeline saw a 71% increase in calls the week after its launch, compared to the week before.