Resources

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.

Disclaimer

While Crisis Text Line uses reasonable efforts to vet resources listed below according to established criteria (including but not limited to nondiscrimination based on protected classes or immutable characteristics), listing such resources does not indicate or imply endorsement of the third-party provider or its services by Crisis Text Line. Crisis Text Line is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.

Criteria for Resources

It’s important to us that we send our texters the best resource. 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 resources that:

  • Are free, low cost, or sliding scale and don’t contain hidden services or subscription fees.
  • Are not for-profits.
  • Provide unique, specialized information that is highly beneficial to someone in crisis.
  • Cite reputable sources.**
  • 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.
  • Are iOS and Android compatible.
  • Are not duplicative of our existing resources.

**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.

We’re always growing our resource database. If you provide a global service and would like to be considered for this database, please fill out this form. If your service is in Spanish, please complete this form.

Below is a list of our US-based resources. Please see this list for support internationally.

Resources for Abuse

Resources for Anxiety and Stress

Resources for Bullying

Resources for COVID-19

Resources for Depression and Sadness

Resources for Eating and Body Image

Resources for Gender and Sexuality

Resources for Grief

Resources for Isolation and Loneliness

Resources for Relationships

Resources for Self-Harm

Resources for Substance Use

Resources for Suicide

General/Miscellaneous

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