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Crisis Text Line

Do you need help? 

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.

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Crisis Text Line now available in Spanish!

  • OhioMHAS is excited to announce that our Crisis Text Line 4Hope Keyword partnership is now available in Spanish. Anyone in the state of Ohio who is in need of support can now text 4Hope to 741741 and be connected to a Spanish-speaking Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line is always free, 24/7, and confidential. For more information or to receive advertising materials in Spanish, please contact Laura Payne at laura.payne@mha.ohio.gov

Check out Ohio's Live Crisis Text Data Dashboard

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 crisistextline.org.


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Since the COVID-19 crisis began, Ohio has seen an increase in our Crisis Text Line conversations. Anxiety and Stress are the number one issues that Ohioans are texting in about. Despite the increase in need, Crisis Text Line's model has always been leveraging volunteers at home, on their couch. Crisis Text Line is still available for free, 24/7, at your fingertips- Just text "4hope" to 741-741.

Check out Crisis Text Line's New Podcast:

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.