Text-A-Tip provides a 24/7 anonymous text-communication system to youth needing immediate mental health assistance for themselves or a friend. Members of the community can send a text message to a dedicated number and receive an immediate response from a licensed clinician while remaining completely anonymous. The anonymity makes it a comfortable place for students to share and provides a safe outlet for voicing concerns about themselves and others.
HOW IT WORKS:
You will receive a community code that is unique to your community. You will then simply text this code (and your message) to the number 274637. If you’re not sure of your community code, just text the code 847HELP. Within seconds, you will receive an automated response, and within minutes a live mental health counselor will respond to your text. All messages are sent through a cloaking server located offsite that keeps the communication completely anonymous.
WHO SHOULD USE TEXT-A-TIP
The short answer is anyone! Text-A-Tip is available for anyone in need of emotional support, at any time. While the line is intended for crisis situations, you do not need to be in crisis to use the service. We also encourage you to use Text-A-Tip if you have concerns about a friend or loved one and need support in getting them help.
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