FREE SUPPORT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS, 24/7
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. Here’s how it works:
- Text 741-741 from anywhere in the anytime, about any type of crisis.
- A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
- The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
Your best friend. Your dad. That lady down the street. That quiet kid in school. That loud kid in school. That dude in accounting. Your cousin in Alaska. That hipster in the flannel in Brooklyn. That rando who might lurk on Twitter. Crisis Text Line is for everyone.
Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. With 17,262,527 messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need.
We fight for the texter. Our first priority is helping people move from a hot moment to a cool calm, guiding you to create a plan to stay safe and healthy. YOU = our priority.
We believe data science and technology make us faster and more accurate. See our Founder’s TED talk for more scoop on how we’re using this stuff. While we love data science and technology, we don’t think robots make great Crisis Counselors. Instead, we use this stuff to make us faster and more accurate–but every text is viewed by a human.
We believe in open collaboration. We share our learnings in newsletters, at conferences and on our blog. And, we’ve opened our data to help fuel other people’s work.
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