Our goal is to help texters move from hot moments to a cool calm. Sometimes, that means we give our texters a resource – like a breathing GIF to help them slow down or a link to finding a support group near them.


Being on our referral list is not an endorsement. Crisis Text Line is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.

Criteria for Referrals

It’s important to us that we send our texters the best referrals. We aim to provide resources that are accessible, inclusive, and free or affordable. So, a team of dedicated staff and Crisis Counselors put a lot of time, energy, and love into defining quality. Hard to appreciate what you can’t measure, right?

Crisis Text Line offers referrals that:

  • Are free, and don’t contain hidden services or subscription fees.
  • Provide unique, specialized information that is highly beneficial to someone in crisis.
  • Cite reputable sources.**
  • Are advertisement free.
  • Don’t discriminate based on age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, etc.
  • Are not independent private practitioners, including but not limited to: therapists, counselors, doctors, lawyers.
  • Are not privately-run or -owned blogs or businesses.
  • Don’t request access to photos, contact lists, or social media accounts to access resources.
  • Are iOS and Android compatible.

**The source is considered reputable if it’s from 1) a 501(c)(3) organization or municipal, state, or federal agency that provides social, educational, or health and human services; or 2) is a for-profit health and/or human services organization that is not eligible for 501(c)(3) status but meets all state licensing requirements, such as hospitals, health clinics, substance use disorder treatment programs, that offer services at no cost, or community counseling agencies that offer services at no cost.

Referrals for Abuse

Referrals for Anxiety and Stress

Referrals for Bullying

Referrals for Depression and Sadness

Referrals for Eating and Body Image

Referrals for Gender and Sexuality

Referrals for Grief

Referrals for Isolation and Loneliness

Referrals for Relationships

Referrals for Self-Harm

Referrals for Substance Use

Referrals for Suicide


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