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TXT 4 HELP

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About TXT 4 HELP

TXT 4 HELP provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information over text message (SMS). We are here for youth in United States who may be looking for support with abuse & domestic violence, anxiety, bullying, Dementia & Alzheimer's, depression, eating & body image, family issues, gambling, gender & sexual identity, grief & loss, loneliness, parenting, pregnancy & abortion, relationships, school or work issues, self-harm, sexual abuse, stress, substance use, suicide, supporting a friend or family member, trauma & PTSD.

Regardless of what you're experiencing, whether it's a mental health crisis or wellbeing support, we will support you, for free. As part of our commitment to preventing suicide, we are available to help you if you are considering suicide or harming yourself, or if you are noticing warning signs in a friend or family member

When you contact us you will talk with one of our trained and supportive counselors who have experience in how to help people with similar experiences to your own. They will listen, express empathy and understanding, and assist you to find a way through your situation. Our helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are always ready to support you.

Where is TXT 4 HELP available?

Available nationwide in United States

Who does TXT 4 HELP support?

All topics and youth

Accessibility notes

When you text the helpline, you can share your address for the closest Safe Place site and phone number for the local youth agency. Or, you can reply with 2CHAT to immediately be connected to a professional counselor.


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