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Text our trained Crisis Counselors about

anything that’s on your mind.

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Text HELLO to 741741

Free, 24/7, confidential, nationwide. Right on your phone.

What issues can you text us about?

If it’s a crisis to you, it’s a crisis to us. It’s not just suicide – any painful emotions that get in the way of your mental well-being are a crisis.  This might include:

Who can text?

People of all ages – we’re not just for teenagers. Parents, college students, older adults, and anyone else are welcome to text.

What happens when you text us?

You’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor who is ready to take you from a “hot moment” to a “cool calm.” They’ll actively listen to you to help you determine your next steps to stay safe. They won’t offer direct advice, but they can guide you to coping skills.

Free - Crisis Text Line does not charge for the support it provides. Standard messaging fees are waived on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, and texts to 741741 will not appear on your phone bill if you use one of these carriers.

Confidential - What you say stays between you and the Crisis Counselor. If you are in immediate risk of seriously hurting yourself or others, emergency services may be contacted. We are mandated reporters for cases of abuse of a minor.

24/7 - Help is available around the clock – we answer over 90% of texters within 5 minutes or less.

Nationwide - Volunteers from around the country, supporting people in crisis across the country.