CRISIS TEXT LINE
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. Here’s how it works:
Text 741-741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.
A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
ANTHEM OF HOPE
Anthem of Hope is a faith-centered organization dedicated to amplifying hope for those battling brokenness, depression, anxiety, self-harm, addiction and suicide. Our key focuses are: Awareness, Community, Resources, + Support
TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS
To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.
Talkspace is a site that helps you connect with an online therapist or counselor.
K-LOVE is a Christian ministry with radio stations nationwide whose mission is to inspire and encourage you to have a meaningful relationship with Christ through Christ-centered worship music, social media and ministries. You can check out K-LOVE through the link below or call 1-800-525-LOVE (5683). Pastors are available 24/7 who are safe people who will listen and pray for you.
If you’re struggling with an issue and need someone to talk to please click the “24 Hour Chat” button at the top of the page. By keeping your issue a secret you are giving it power to destroy your life while it spreads as a cancer into your thoughts, actions, and relationships. Isolation is the worst way to live a full life, because it convinces a person that no one needs to know, that no one really understands, and ultimately, that no one really cares. Let us help. Text 494949 to connect to the Remedy Live Chat Center.
IF YOU OR A FRIEND ARE IN A CRISIS, CALL 988 FOR THE SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE OR TEXT 741-741 (CRISIS TEXT LINE). IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911 OR GO TO YOUR NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM
HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?
We want to pray for you.
We believe in the power of prayer and a God who is present in or lives today. We believe God can heal people through many different people including doctors, therapists, good friends, and through people who pray. We have seen hurting people experience healing from depression, anxiety, loneliness, addictions, suicidal thoughts, and many other mental health problems through prayer.
Share your confidential prayer requests here and we promise that our 1024 prayer team will pray for your specific needs during our weekly prayer meeting. You can remain anonymous or share whatever information you want us to know.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
– Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)
HOW TO HELP A HURTING FRIEND NOW
Most young people we have talked to have told us, if they are suffering, they are most likely to confide in a friend. While it is a blessing to have a friend or to be that friend, it can also be an intimidating and delicate situation. If someone confides in you that they are depressed, anxious or suicidal, what do you do?
If a person comes to you and says they are depressed, anxious, sad or suffering from another painful thing:
Listen and be compassionate.
Tell them they aren’t alone and many people today are suffering from the same things (even if they look like they’ve got it all together.)
Encourage them to reach out for help. Emphasize that you’ll always be there to listen, care and pray for them, but that you aren’t experienced in helping them heal from this level of pain.
Offer to go with them to tell a safe adult or an experienced professional.
Keep their pain confidential and don’t tell other friends or put it on social media (that can push a person to become more hopeless.)
Use the Shut Up book as a resource. It has confidential resources they can use right now including: CTL and K-Love.
If a person tells you that they are suicidal (or have a plan to hurt themselves or someone else) these are some ideas about what to do:
Tell them that you know the pain feels like it will go on forever, but there is hope.
Say this: “I care about you. I don’t want to lose you. This problem is too big for me to help you with, so I need you to go with me and tell a safe adult or experienced professional right now. Who would you like to tell?”
If they won’t go, say “I understand you want to keep this private, but I can’t leave you alone so I’ll need to tell a safe adult or experienced professional who can help.”
Do NOT tell other friends or put it on social media.
Don’t try to figure out if they are really serious. Remember this isn’t a time to worry about losing their friendship. This is about saving a life.
Refer them to the Shut Up book or this website, where they can text a safe counselor right away (CTL or National Suicide Prevention Hotline, Lantern or K-Love)
LEARN HOW TO PRAY AND HEAR GOD’S VOICE
You don’t have to have a PhD to hear God’s voice through prayer. Most people long to experience a loving God speak to them about their problems. If you want to learn more about prayer, we would like to recommend Christy’s book, God is Whispering to You. Our hope is that this book will help you experience God’s presence through prayer and learn to hear God’s loving voice about the things that matter in your life.
The journey towards hope and healing doesn't have to be done alone. We all have moments when we need help carrying the weight. We believe God offers us community for that very reason. Here are some trusted organizations and people that can be a safe space when you need it.
Drug and alcohol addiction is a huge problem for young people today. Over 105,000 drug overdose deaths have happened in the U.S. in one year ending October 2022, with the majority of these tragic deaths due to fentanyl-laced cocaine and pills. Approximately 4.2 million people ages 12 to 20 reported binge drinking in the past month. The 1024 Movement is committed to helping young people overcome drug and alcohol addiction. How do you know if you are at-risk for drug or alcohol addiction? Where can you find help if you or a friend is struggling with addiction? Please check out the links below that include self-assessment tests, recovery groups and addiction treatment options.
DRUG + ALCOHOL ABUSE
ANYONE CAN TAKE STEPS TO BE AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE AROUND OTHERS:
Be aware of drinks in punchbowls or other containers that can be easily “spiked” (when alcohol or another drug is added to a drink without permission).
Don’t accept drinks from other people. If someone offers to get you a drink from a bar or at a party, go with the person to order your drink. Watch your drink as it is poured and carry it yourself.
Open your drink yourself. Keep control of it at all times.
Don’t drink anything that smells strange. Stop drinking any drink that tastes strange. Some date rape drugs may taste salty or bitter, but most are tasteless and odorless.
Don’t drink more than you want to just because someone else wants you to. Don’t drink more than you want to so that someone else will like you or be impressed.
Get help right away if you feel drunk and haven’t had any alcohol or if you feel like the effects of drinking alcohol are stronger than usual. Find a friend who can help you get to a safe place.
Look out for your friends, and ask them to look out for you. You can play a powerful role in helping other people stay safe. If a friend seems out of it, seems much too drunk for the amount of alcohol she drank, is acting out of character, or seems too drunk to stay safe in general, get her to a safe place. Ask your friends to do the same for you. Learn more from the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) about how you can help prevent sexual assault as a bystander.
If you think someone has drugged you or a friend, call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room. Even though it may be difficult, it is important to tell a doctor or nurse what happened and that you might have been drugged so they can test for the right drugs.
The 1024 Movement is committed to protecting young people from sexual assault and helping those who have been victims of sexual assault find help and healing. Young people in America are at a higher risk of sexual assault than any other age group in the nation. One out of every four girls and one out of every seven boys will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18. One in five women in college has been sexually assaulted. Nearly 11 million women in the United States have been raped while drunk, drugged, or high.2 If you've been assaulted, it is never your fault. Learn more about how to protect yourself and your friends from sexual assault. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, do not stay silent. Help is available and healing is possible.
SEXUAL ASSAULT + ABUSE