Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is a national nonprofit that conducts conversations (mostly with young people) solely by text. People text the number 741741 to be connected with a trained Crisis Counselor who is ready to listen.

After two automated messages, texters are paired with a Crisis Counselor to have a back-and-forth conversation about whatever is on their mind. The conversations are completely confidential, and texters never have to share anything they don’t want to.

Text BADGE to 741-741

Whether you’re dealing with anxiety or depression, or simply need someone to listen, Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 and is free for all users. You can reach out via text message to talk with a trained Crisis Counselor who can help you find resources in your community. Your conversations will be private and confidential, though standard messaging rates may apply based on your plan with your mobile service carrier.

KKTV has partnered with the organization to raise awareness about its services. To access the service, you can text BADGE to 741-741. It’s a 24/7 helpline for first responders and their families to receive mental health support and connect to local resources.

Crisis counselors will discuss anything with you — from suicidal thoughts to relationship issues to job stress. They won’t judge you and are always there to help. You can also use their services over Facebook Messenger. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a similar service.

Text GOT5 to 741-741

When life gets too much, it’s easy to feel alone. But a free, anonymous text or call can help. Crisis lines are staffed by trained volunteers who are there to listen and help you find resources to cope with whatever is going on in your life.

Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7 service that provides support through text with a trained counselor. It is available in all states, including New York. Just text “START” to 741-741 and you will be connected with a trained counselor.

You can talk about anything — from suicidal thoughts to family problems to work stress. Crisis Text Line is not a replacement for medical care or counseling, and you should always seek professional advice from your doctor or therapist. The service is completely anonymous and free, though standard messaging fees apply depending on your cell plan.

Text GOT5U to 741-741

The average text conversation lasts 45 to 60 minutes, and counselors help the person in crisis create a safety plan or connect them with local resources. They also de-escalate the situation and work with the texter to create a safe space. Emergency services are dispatched in less than 1% of cases.

The service is free and confidential for anyone in the US. To use the service, people in a crisis can text “BRAVE” to 741741. The response will be an automated message that lets them know a counselor is on their way and asks if they want to share more about their situation.

While the service can be helpful for those experiencing mental health crises, it’s important to remember that it does not replace ongoing mental health care. It’s important to see a medical professional for long-term support.

Text HOME to 741741

You can text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States and be connected, in less than five minutes, with a trained crisis counselor. Crisis counselors are there to listen and de-escalate, and they’ll help you create a safety plan or connect you to resources in your area. They’ll also ask you for feedback after your call so that they can improve the service for people like you in the future.

The Steve Fund offers a unique keyword, STEVE, to young people of color who are feeling down or overwhelmed. This allows them to talk to a trained Crisis Counselor and receive the support they need, while maintaining anonymity and confidentiality.

Millennials and Gen Zers are typically more comfortable talking via text than they are over the phone, making these services more approachable and engaging for them. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have concerns about privacy and data protection.