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Crisis Chat has been a nationwide project that aims to improve access to mental health care.

Crisis Chat has linked existing certified crisis call centers around the United States on one website platform, creating a service that will eventually route website visitors to the crisis center that serves their local area.

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Lifeline Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat. Please review and agree to the terms of service, and enter your zip code.

All chat centers in the Lifeline network are accredited by CONTACT USA. Then, click on the button “START CHAT” when it appears. To speak to a counselor now, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

The guide works well both in real life and in our chat rooms.

Even though it's possible to use our chat meetup service without registration, the most convenient way to use our chat service is to become a member. You will receive email and app notifications when your friends send you messages. With the option to personalize your profile photo and user alias, your viewability will increase.

If a user is reported to Facebook for posting suicidal content, the content is reviewed by the Facebook Safety Team.

If appropriate, Facebook will respond directly to the user via e-mail indicating that someone on Facebook is concerned about their safety and encourage the user to call the Lifeline and/or enter a confidential chat session with a crisis counselor.

We succeed more often with our authenticated users.

Our public chat rooms are free to join, but you need an account.

Additionally, the user who is given the opportunity to chat does not have to disclose any identifying information.

If the service appears ‘offline’ or ‘busy’, please call the Lifeline on 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – we are available 24/7.

Anyone who is depressed, going through a hard time, needs to talk, or is thinking about suicide can use the chat.