TXT4HELP works anywhere in the US, and extends access to safety for teens. TXT4HELP can be used for the same reason a young person may go to a Safe Place site – abuse, bullying, family problems, depression, suicidal thoughts, and others. TXT4HELP counselors can provide support via text, and can offer additional suggestions for immediate help regardless of where you are.
Here's how it works:
- Text the word “safe” and your current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357).
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- Within seconds, you will receive a message with the closest Safe Place site and phone number for the local youth agency.
- For immediate help, reply with “2chat” to text interactively with a trained counselor.
It’s quick, easy, safe, and confidential. TXT4HELP is a free service offered to all youth in crisis.