The only youth-focused mental health crisis text hotline in the country that is available 24/7, fully anonymous, and staffed by licensed mental health counselors.
How It Works
You will receive a code that is unique to your community. Then simply text the code and your message to your local text-a-tip phone number.
If you’re not sure of your community code, just use ‘HELLO’. Within minutes, a live mental health counselor will respond to your text. All messages are sent using SMS number masking technology that keeps the communication and your identifying information completely anonymous. We only know the information you choose to tell us, when you choose to share it.
Who It's For
Text-A-Tip is available for anyone in need of emotional support, at any time. While the line is intended for teens in crisis situations, you do not need to be in crisis or a teenager to use the service. We encourage you to use Text-A-Tip if you have concerns about a friend or loved one and need support in getting them help.
Our trained clinicians are licensed and prepared to support anyone who texts in. When in doubt, send the text.
Fully Licensed Counselors
Why Do People Use Text-A-Tip?
- Depression/Anxiety 27% 27%
- Relationship Conflict 17% 17%
- Substance Abuse 12% 12%
- Self Harm / Suicide 10% 10%
- Pressure 10% 10%
- Bullying 8% 8%
- Other 19% 19%
Population Served by Text-A-Tip
Target Population Served by 2020
Every Community Needs Text-A-Tip
This innovative and unique service will help you to create a healthier community for your young people and adults. And, we make it turn-key and affordable for you!