TXT 4 HELP can be used for when a young person may be experiencing abuse, bullying, family problems, depression, suicidal thoughts, and other crisis. TXT 4 HELP counselors are available 24/7 and can provide support via text and can offer additional suggestions for immediate help regardless of where you are.
Here’s how it works:
- Text the word “safe” and your current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357).
- Within seconds, you will receive a message with the closest Safe Place site and phone number for the local youth agency.
- For immediate help, reply with “2chat” to text interactively with a trained counselor.