NEWS: Because of recent events, Mandarin Chat hours are being temporarily expanded to include Saturday 1-5pm and Sunday, 1-8pm.


What is Crisis Chat?

If you prefer typing to talking, use your computer to access this free instant-messaging service. offers online emotional support for anyone in need. When problems become too big to handle, simply click the language-specific button above to log on. You will be communicating with a specially-trained volunteer who will offer non-judgmental support and can provide additional resources to you. is free, confidential and secure. Let your fingers do the talking to find help in a difficult time. Click here to learn more about Crisis Chat in English.