The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: Text.
Here's how it works: Text Hello or VT to 741741 from anywhere in Vermont or nationally, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will work with you until you are cool, calm and have a positive plan for next steps.
Its important to know that people also know that this service may track your phone and send police if they don't think you are safe.
Q: How Do You Find Someone Who Is In Immediate Danger And Get Them Help?
A: If a texter is confirmed to be at imminent risk, Crisis Text LIne will initiate an active rescue. First the counselor will as them where they are. Most of the time, texters will thell the Counselor (they did reach out, after all).
Their location is used to contact local police who complete the active rescue. If the texter does not tell Crisis Text Line where they are, the local police will be contacted based on the person's area code. The police department is able to ping the persons' number through the phone company and geolocate.
This is a service provided by the Crisis Text Line