Imagine being in crisis and not knowing where to turn

You are panicked, short of breath, and the pain is so palpable that you cannot feel or think about anything else. The terror of picking up the phone to call a hotline not knowing who will answer prevents you from doing so. Or, even if you have the courage to pick up the phone, the sound of the person’s voice scares you and you hang up.

Imagine again you’re that person in crisis, and you’ve started a chat on IMAlive. The blinking cursor starts to move.

IMAlive is a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis. People need a safe place to go during moments of crisis and intense emotional pain. Learn more at www.IMALIVE.org