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phone If you need to talk to someone right now, call the free number listed for your country. These hot lines have trained listeners and most are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These calls are FREE from anywhere in the country

AUSTRALIA Kids Help Line

1 8 0 0-55-18 0 0

CANADA Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
HONG KONG Breakthrough 852-2317-0733
  Youth Outreach 852-9088-1023
ISRAEL NA'AN 02-6249959, 02-6249979, 1-800-223011
Sunday to Thursday from 5 PM to 8 PM
IRELAND Childline 1-800-666-666
MALAYSIA Befrienders Kuala Lumpur
03-7568144 or 03-7568145
04-2815161 or 04-2811108

(Service currently available 5.30pm till 10.30pm)
05-5477933 or 05-5477955
(Service currently available 4.00pm till midnight and 24 hours on Sundays)
06-2842500 or 06-2842700
(Service currently available 7.00pm till 10.00pm)
UNITED KINGDOM ChildLine UK 0800-1111
  NSPCC Child Protection Helpline 0808 800 5000
Monday and Thursday
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
0181 896 3675
  CONNECT 141 - 121
for young people in South Wales
# is available throughout the UK
0800 141 121
  The Basement
County Borough of Caerphilly (South Wales, United Kingdom)
01495 233007
UNITED STATES Boys Town National Hot Line 1-800-448-3000
  National Runaway Switchboard
  Covenant House Nineline
  National Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-HIT-HOME
  Kids National Help Line 1-800-334-4KID
  Click HERE for local hotlines in the US  

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