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If you are not quite ready for a call, text can be a great first step.


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What to do

  • To start a text conversation simply send a text to 988.

What you can expect when you text:

  • To connect with a 988 crisis counselor who cares about what you are going through and who wants to help
  • To be treated with empathy, compassion, patience, and respect
  • To be heard, understood, and supported with confidentiality and objectivity
  • To have someone help you figure out what you need right now and help you get it

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*If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, or in need of medical assistance please call 911

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