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If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or you are being abused, please call us. These are serious issues that are best handled in one-on-one conversations with counselors.

1-800-448-30001-800-448-3000​​

Always Open! Counselors are ​ready for your call 24/7.


 

Text

Text with a counselor for free with the following carriers: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Virgin, Cricket, Nextel, Boost, MetroPCS. (standard message & data rates may apply for other carriers)

Text VOICE to 20121Text VOICE to 20121

Every day, 11AM to 1AM CST.

Please know that this texting service is intended for pre-teens, teens, and young adults.

Text STOP to opt out.  For more information ​about the service, text HELP to 20121. For end user ​privacy and terms & conditions go to http://www.preventionpaystext.com/policies/.


  

Chat

Chat over IM and get a live, to the minute discussion with one of our ​counselors.

Mon–Fri, 6PM to midnight CST.
(and other times if counselors are available)


Email

When you e-mail a question we will send a response back to ​you within 48 hours. We post selected questions and responses on our bulletin board board a few days later.

SEND AN EMAIL

Anytime. We'll get back to you within 48 hours.


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