Nancy Dublin and Coe Bethea - Crisis Text Line


Nancy Lublin and Coe Bethea of Crisis Text Line wer live discussing first hand how the free, 24/7 crisis line got started, how to use it, and where it’s going.
If you’re in crisis Text HELLO to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis support.
If you or someone you know needs help, visit our suicide prevention resources page.
If you need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741.


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