Life in the game isn’t always easy.
As a professional football player, you are recognized for your hard work and
discipline—the intense training, practicing, and preparation. Every season, millions of Americans travel or tune in to see your team play. What they don’t see is the stress in a player’s life. Even if you’re at the top of your game, life isn’t always easy.
“Being around the game has its highs…and its lows. Life does too. Sometimes you need a little help. Call any time—it's free and confidential.”
- Tony Gonzalez
We’re here for you.
From the moment you signed with your first team, you became part of a brotherhood. And when the going gets tough, you can count on your teammates, coaches, team staff, and your friends and family. Now the NFL Life Line is here for you too.
We offer secure, confidential, independent support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for members of the NFL family who are experiencing a personal or emotional crisis. And because it’s operated by trained crisis counselors who are entirely independent of NFL staff, no confidential information about individual calls or callers is shared with the NFL, its teams, or any other organization.
You may be going through difficult life events like losing a loved one, dealing with chronic pain, managing career transitions, facing legal or financial problems, or overcoming substance abuse issues. No matter what you’re going through, the counselors at the NFL Life Line are here to help you work through it.
The NFL Life Line is here for the entire NFL family: current and former NFL players, coaches, team and league staff, and their family members. So if you’re concerned about someone, you can still call and get support to assist your loved one.
Independent, confidential support for the entire NFL family.
We can provide resources and tools to help you and your family handle whatever issues you may be facing. Take the first step and call the NFL Life Line today.
You can also learn more about available resources using the links below.