Many people, for many reasons, prefer to text vs. call. The Crisis Text Line provides 24/7 support, referrals and connection to people in crisis. You do NOT have to be suicidal to call, though the trained staff can certainly handle those calls as well. Life can be very hard. It can help a lot (even be life-saving) to communicate with someone who is caring, non-judgmental and always available. You are not alone!