FREE Text Messaging to Connect with a Crisis Counselor for Depression / Crisis, etc.
Anytime 24/7/365 Weekdays and Weekends
Text HELP to 741741
An alternative way to connect is through Facebook Messenger at this link: https://www.messenger.com/t/204427966369963/?messaging_source=source%3Apages%3Amessage_shortlink
You aren’t alone – support is out there!
How you feel NOW may not last Forever.
Connecting with someone who cares and listens can make a difference and can help us get through our most difficult moments.
Whether it’s friends, family, or community – Everyone needs Somebody to lean on!
NOTE: Wait time can vary. Usually a response comes pretty quickly in under 5 minutes. Sometimes the wait can be 5 to 15 minutes or longer if there is a disaster or other reason.
Who are the Crisis Counselors? They are trained volunteers who—with the support of full-time Crisis Text Line staff—use active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning to help texters in their moment of crisis.
Crisis doesn’t just mean suicide; it’s any painful emotion for which you need support.
This service is for short term needs and is not a substitute for a friend or professional therapist.
For more information, check out the Frequently Asked Questions at this link: https://www.crisistextline.org/about-us/faq/