A special Crisis Text Line exists for people experiencing depression, emotional pain or thoughts of suicide.

If you, or someone you know, needs help - text 741741. There, a live and professionally trained crisis counselor will begin to text back and forth offering advice, a friendly ear or contact information for other, professional help.  According to their website:

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. With over 42 million messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need.

To learn more about the Crisis Text Line and it's purpose, click here.  Sometimes, people are unable or unwilling to talk and texting can offer an extra bit of anonymity that makes it easier for them to seek help. To see if the Crisis Text Line is right for you, click here.

For those who would like to talk to someone, they can call the suicide prevention hotline at (800) 273 - 8255. For other suicide prevention options, click here.

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