Teen Link accepts texts every day of the week from 6-9:30 pm to connect you with youth crisis specialists. From 1-6 pm (Tues-Sat) you can also text in to connect with a substance use specialist. On some occasions, it is possible that we may not be able to get to your chat before 10 pm if it is a busy night. If you need to talk to someone urgently, please call in for support.
You may give us as much or as little information as you like or you may choose to text anonymously.
On rare occasions, text may be unavailable. If you are in a crisis, consider calling the Teen Link help line at 1-866-TEENLINK (833-6546) or 9-1-1 instead.
Some ground rules for Teen Link Text:
Teen Link text 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. We handle all texts with the same protocols and policies as our phone line, and it is just as confidential and anonymous as the help line.