Some ground rules for Teen Link Chat:

  • Teen Link Chat does not work well on smart phones, so try to use a computer.
  • Stay focused on the chat and try to limit multi-tasking (like chatting with friends, going on social media, doing homework, etc.).
  • If you need to step away from the computer, please let us know and consider ending the chat and coming back later.

Teen Link chat is a safe,  nonjudgmental, peer-to-peer support system for youth. It is handled in the exact same way as our phone line, but is text-based and online. We handle all chats with the same protocols and policies as our phone line, and it is just as confidential and anonymous as the help line.

Contact Us

Connect with our Teen Link crisis specialists 7 days a week

Teens Answer: 
6 – 10 pm

Chats and Texts
6 – 9:30 pm

   Adult Crisis Specialists and Clinicians Answer:
Early Bird Calls 
3 – 5:59 pm
Substance Use Line 
1 – 10 pm 
Dial 866.833.6546 and press 2
After Hours

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