Crisis & Suicide Texting Services

Crisis texting (SMS) services (for your cellphone or smartphone):

United States – National Services

121Help.me – 121HELP to 20121 (youth, 24/7)
Boys Town National Hotline – VOICE to 20121 (youth)
Crisis Text Line – START to 741-741 (24/7)
Disaster Distress Helpline – TalkWithUs to 66746 (24/7, disaster counselling)
National Crisis Text Line for the Deaf – HAND to 839863
Scarleteen – ASKST to 66746 (sex ed, relationships)
The Trevor Project – TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 (LGBTQ youth)

United States – Regional Services

Careline Alaska – 4HELP to 839863 (Alaska)
Contact We CareCWC to 839863 (New Jersey)
Crisis Call Center – ANSWER to 839863 (Nevada)
Dial Help – 63337 (Michigan)
Long Island Crisis Center – LICC to 839863 (Long Island)
Helpline – ICARE to 839863 (South Dakota)
Iowa Your Life Text Line – TALK to 85511 (Iowa teens and their families/friends)
Oregon Lines for Life Youth Text Line – TEEN2TEEN to 839863 (Oregon youth)
Pennyroyal Center Serving Kentucky – RESPOND to 839863 (Kentucky)
Talbert House – TALBERT to 839863 (Ohio)
Teen Line – TEEN to 839863 (California teen peer support)
Teenlink – TEEN to 78247
TXT4LIFE – LIFE to 61222 (Minnesota)

UK Services

Samaritans – 077 25 90 90 90

Services in Canada

bc211 – 604-836-6381 (BC)
ConnecTeen – 587-333-2724 (Calgary, AB)
ONTX – 741741 (Toronto)

Youthspace.ca – 778-783-0177 (cross-Canada)

Kids Help Phone – 686868 (cross-Canada)

New Zealand Services

The Lowdown – 5626
Youthline – 234