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About YouthLine

YouthLine is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential* support over phone, text message (SMS), and online chat for youth. We support youth in the United States who may be looking for support with abuse & domestic violence, anxiety, bullying, depression, eating & body image, family issues, gender & sexual identity, grief & loss, loneliness, pregnancy & abortion, relationships, school or work issues, self-harm, sexual abuse, stress, substance use, suicide, supporting a friend or family member, trauma & PTSD.

Our free support is provided for all mental health issues, whether you're in crisis or just need someone to talk to. You can contact us about anything that you're going through. We are dedicated to preventing suicide. If you are contemplating suicide or wanting to kill yourself, we will listen without judgment and support you.

When you contact us you will talk with one of our friendly and supportive peers or volunteers who will listen to you with empathy and understanding, and work together with you to find a meaningful way forward. They are experienced in knowing how to help people who have challenges like what you are going through. We recognize that difficult mental health or crisis experiences can happen at any time, so we are available by phone 24 hours a day, and via text or chat 4-10p PST, every day of the week.

*Please note that, at YouthLine, we are mandatory reporters and may need to connect with other agencies to ensure you have the best support if you share about experiences of abuse, neglect, or sexual violence. If this creates any concern, we will work to offer other resources for support.

Where is YouthLine available?

Available in United States

  • Oregon

Who does YouthLine support?

All topics and youth

What languages does YouthLine support?


What can I talk to YouthLine about?

Abuse & domestic violence
Eating & body image
Gender & sexual identity
Pregnancy & abortion
Trauma & PTSD
School & work
Sexual abuse
Substance use
Supporting others
Grief & loss

Accessibility notes

Teens are available to help daily from 16:00 - 22:00 PST (adults are available by phone at all other times).

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