Crisis Text Line

General info

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. 

Text HELLO to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, 24/7. CTL will text about whatever is a crisis to you - addiction, anxiety, assault, bullying, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, and suicide. 

After two automated responses, you'll connect with a live, trained volunteer Crisis Counselor who receives the text on their computer. 

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

The Crisis Counselor listens without judgement, 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 to help you find calm. That may mean sharing resources for you to check out for more help; sometimes it means listening. 

Conversations usualy end when you and the Crisis Counselor feel comfortable that you're in a "cool," safe place, after 15-45 minutes.