Founded in 2009 by Arié Moyal, HugTrain's mission is to offer a different perspective on the world and reduce social isolation by distributing and facilitating the exchange of hugs and peer-to-peer support by using technology to connect with people online and offline. This year, the 7th annual HugTour will crisscross North America from December 13, 2015 to January 7, 2016 raising spirits one hug at a time!

Get help!

The HugTrain is here for you – wherever you are and all year round. Please know that you are not alone!

You can always reach out to us through our contact page.  More than anything we hope to be a bridge to help.

If you or someone you know are in crisis or are feeling suicidal, please cal 1-800-SUICIDE or, if you prefer to chat over IM with a volunteer you can reach one on IMAlive Monday-Friday evenings.

If you or someone you know is currently in danger, please dial 911 immediately.

For other crisis resources have a look at TWLOHA’s Find Help page.

If you are looking for information on mental illnesses get in touch with the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation’s Information Helpline.

We are all in this together and together we will help you through this.

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