This free service for Iowa State students will provide a 24/7 confidential text line for them when facing a crisis. Simply text “ISU” to 741741. A live, trained crisis counselor will receive the text and respond within minutes.
The counselor will help the student navigate their situation through text messages. Crisis Text Line is not a replacement for long-term counseling, in-person therapy, or a friend. The counselor encourages the texter to reach out locally once the situation has moved out of crisis mode. Thielen Student Health Center, Student Counseling Services and Student Wellness are all available as a resource to help them find a local support person.