Crisis Text Line

The Health Promotion Services and Counseling and Psychological Services have partnered up with Crisis Text Line, a free, nationwide, 24/7, confidential crisis support by text.

65 million Americans suffer from mental illness each year. Crises come in many forms, some of which are depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bullying, suicidal thoughts, and much more. Therefore, Crisis Text Line believes, if it is a crisis to you, it is a crisis to them.

How does it work?

Text BAY to 741741 when in crisis, and a live, trained crisis counselor receives and responds quickly to the text message using effective active and empathetic listening skills to help the texter come up with a plan to stay safe on a secure platform. Learn more here, or watch the video below:

Crisis Text Line: Strangers Helping Strangers via Text

Resources

  A Simple Resource for a Massive Problem
  Volunteer now with Crisis Text Line