10 crisis help lines that offer texting or chat services

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When you’re in crisis and looking for some support, it might be hard to know who to turn to. Thankfully, help might be just a text message away.

A growing number of crisis lines provide people in need with texting support as well as phone advice.

The appeal of this type of service is clear. Texting and chat platforms provide a degree of anonymity that a phone conversation simply does not, given its intimacy. 

Here are ten crisis lines that provide texting and chat services for people in need.

1. The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention hotline for LGBTQ youth, offers phone, text, and chat services. The Project recently expanded the hours for their texting and chat services to 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Previously, users were only able to text and chat between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. Read more…

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