Crisis Text Line
This crisis helpline serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free support and information 24/7. The medium— text messaging—is one many people, especially teenagers, already use. The brainchild of Nancy Lublin, who started Dress for Success, this support service is hosted by volunteers who receive special training, and the nonprofit organization. As a hi-tech nonprofit service, the organization says it both protects the privacy of individuals and collects data on the demographics of mental health concerns. For help text HOME to 741741. For more info: crisistextline.org.