Hey Sam Teen Support Text Line

By Samaritans

Our teen support text line connects young people up to age 24 with a peer they can talk to when they feel lonely, depressed, overwhelmed, or suicidal.

Hey Sam photo of young person texting.
This is an ongoing program.

Ages: 5 to Young Adult.

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Contact

Hey Sam (Email)
heysam@samaritanshope.org
Samaritans Helpline (24/7)
Crisis Line (Hey Sam Alternative)
877-870-4673
  1. Text Hey Sam at 439-726 when you need to talk.
  2. One of our incredible volunteers will answer your text.
  3. They will ask for your name, but you do not need to disclose it if you don’t feel comfortable.
  4. Our volunteers will listen to you. We will not give advice or try to “fix” anything. We simply want to support you in whatever feelings you want to share.

No application or registration needed.

Free!

  1. Text Hey Sam at 439-726 when you need to talk.
  2. One of our incredible volunteers will answer your text.
  3. They will ask for your name, but you do not need to disclose it if you don’t feel comfortable.
  4. Our volunteers will listen to you. We will not give advice or try to “fix” anything. We simply want to support you in whatever feelings you want to share.

Ubicación

The program serves people at their homes or wherever it is needed or online.

  • In-person only.

Additional information

Hey Sam is a dedicated peer-to-peer texting service for people up to 24 years old. Designed for and staffed by young people, Hey Sam gives youth the opportunity to reach peers if they are struggling, need someone to talk to, or need support.

If you or someone you know is feeling lonely, depressed, overwhelmed, or suicidal, we are here for you.

Whatever the reason, reach out. You are not alone.

Text: 439-726 | Hours: 9AM-12AM (Midnight) ET