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The Boys Town National Hotline answered 101,824 calls last year. And, it helped prevent 465 suicides in progress. Teens especially continue to struggle with challenging topics like suicide ideation, anxiety and depression. 

In 2023, callers were struggling the most with:

  • Suicidal ideation and self-harm
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Relationships with significant others, parents and siblings
  • Friendships
  • Loneliness
  • Abuse

The Boys Town National Hotline is for kids, teens and parents who need help. You can call 800-448-3000 or text VOICE to 20121 from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Territories and Canada. The hotline is available 365 days a year, 24/7.

Download the 2023 Boys Town National Hotline Key Impact Numbers for more information about how the Hotline serves kids across the country. Here's a map of where the calls came from.

These are just a few examples of the questions commonly asked. Visit to learn more and to see the answers they received from Hotline Consultants.