As of April 1, 2018, TXT4Life has changed to Crisis Text Line. 

Minnesota’s suicide prevention and mental health crisis texting services are now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People who text MN to 741741 will be connected to Crisis Text Line. Crisis Text Line handles 50,000 messages per month and over 20 million messages since 2013 from across the U.S., connecting people to local resources in their community. For callers who are the most in distress, average wait times for a response is only 39 seconds.

For emergencies call 911 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. 


  1. Put the word "MN" in the message of your text. Don't add anything else yet. Send the word "MN" to the number 741741.

  2. Wait for a trained counselor to respond to your text.

  3. Respond to the counselor, starting the conversation about what you are concerned about.