No puns, no hyperbole, no silly talk.

The other day I saw a message from a friend on social media about a number you can text, 24 hours a day, and be immediately connected to a crisis counselor, who will talk to you about ANYTHING.  

(The number is 741 741.  Just text the word "HELLO" to it or "START".)

This anything includes:
- Anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts.
- Chronic Pain
- Cutting
- Depression
- Abuse
- Addiction
- Sexuality
- Gender
- Grief

I couldn't believe it.  So I texted it.

Melissa, a volunteer responded to me.  I asked her:

"A friend told me about this, wanted to make sure it was real before I blog about it - which I ABSOLUTELY will. Is this just for suicidal ideation?  Or can you text with other issues?  I've been reading your site. This is a marvelous thing. I intend to tell people far and wide about it.  I'm both kinky and polyamorous. As are many of my friends. Is this service friendly to alternative folks such as us?"

She responded:

CTL is friendly to all kinds of people in crisis. We don't discriminate.

This, in my opinion, is one of the greatest things I have ever heard of.  If you need someone to talk to when you're in crisis, no matter what time of day it is, they can help.  If you want to know more, or help them out, their website is

AuthorMako Allen