Serious Issues Affect Youth
66% of our visitors are between the ages of 10 and 24. Close to 2,000 young people in the US initiate chats on our website every month.
Young people talk to us about bullying, self harm, eating disorders, sexual and physical abuse, sexuality, and thoughts of suicide. Teens are more than twice as likely as people of other ages to consider suicide. In fact, according to the CDC, 13.8% of high school students reported having seriously considered attempting suicide in the previous 12 months.
Young people rarely talk to adults in their lives about these deep emotions. They are very hesitant to call crisis phone lines either. Online chat is a forum they feel comfortable in, and they have told us how grateful they are that we are here.
We make a difference in the lives of young people. You can help.
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Click here to download handouts for young people - great to distribute at schools, health fairs, clubs, or anyplace that serves youth.
Donations help us maintain and expand our service.
- $20 pays for one month of hosting for our website.
- $200 pays for one month of chat software and technical support for one of our member crisis centers.
- $1000 pays for a new crisis center to get its staff and volunteers trained to join the network. One new center can answer 1,000 to 2,000 chats per year from visitors in need.
CrisisChat.org is a program of Contact USA, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 23-7206811. As such, your donations are tax deductible.