Crisis Text Line

Do you need help? Crisis Text Line

Text the keyword “4hope” to 741 741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor within 5 minutes.

Any person may need help in coping with a stressful situation. Reach out by text to communicate with someone trained to listen and respond in a method that is private, secure and confidential.

The Crisis Text Line is a free, confidential service available 24/7 via text on mobile devices.

Throughout Ohio, you can text the keyword “4hope” to 741 741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Data usage while texting Crisis Text Line is free and the number will not appear on a phone bill with the mobile service carrier. People of all ages can use Crisis Text Line.

"New: Crisis Text Line releases "Everybody Hurts" Report"

Crisis Text Line has just released their first-ever national report with findings of the underlying reasons people are in crisis. Everybody Hurts: The State of Mental Health in America spotlights state-specific trends of who and when people are in crisis to create solutions that will alleviate that pain.

Click here to see Ohio's data and explore how it compares to other states

Click here to read the full report.

How Can I Volunteer to Become a Crisis Counselor?

To become a trained crisis counselor, you must be over 18, go through a rigorous applications process that includes a background check, and receive 34 hours of web-based training. Apply through