The Crisis Text Line is available 24/7/365.
Did you know that if you text 741741 when you are feeling depressed or suicidal, a crisis worker will text you immediately back to text with you? Many people, especially younger folks, do not like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It's a free service to ANYONE...teens, adults etc. living in the U.S.. Its run by The Crisis Text Line.
Someone is always listening.
Just one person...
Q: HOW DOES CRISIS TEXT LINE WORK?
You text 741741 when in crisis. Anywhere, anytime. A live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly. The crisis counselor helps you move from a hot moment to a cool calm to stay safe and healthy using effective active listening and suggested referrals – all through text message using CTL’s secure platform.
Q: WHO SHOULD TEXT IN?
A: We exist to help anyone in crisis any time.
The Crisis Text Hotline also notes in their FAQ that all text messages are anonymous and free, although charges may apply with carriers other than AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, or Verizon.