Crisis Text Line

Text OREGON to 741741 in the US

How does Crisis Text Line work? Here's what happens when you text OREGON to 741741 in the United States.

 

How Does Crisis Text Line Work?

Text OREGON to 741741 for support.

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text. Here’s how it works:


 

HOW IT WORKS

 Text OREGON to 741741 anytime, about any type of crisis.

Text OREGON to 741741 anytime, about any type of crisis.

 
 A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform.

A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform.

 
 It usually takes less than 5 minutes to connect you with a Crisis Counselor, maybe longer during busy times.

It usually takes less than 5 minutes to connect you with a Crisis Counselor, maybe longer during busy times.


 The Crisis Counselor listens without judgment, invites you to share more, and helps you move from a hot moment to a cool calm. You’ll text back and forth, sharing only what you feel comfortable.

The Crisis Counselor listens without judgment, invites you to share more, and helps you move from a hot moment to a cool calm. You’ll text back and forth, sharing only what you feel comfortable.

 
 The goal of the conversation is help you find calm. That may mean sharing resources for you to check out for more help; sometimes it just means listening.

The goal of the conversation is help you find calm. That may mean sharing resources for you to check out for more help; sometimes it just means listening.

 
 Conversations usually end when you and the Crisis Counselor feel comfortable that you’re in a “cool,” safe place, after 15 - 45 minutes.

Conversations usually end when you and the Crisis Counselor feel comfortable that you’re in a “cool,” safe place, after 15 - 45 minutes.