Thriving Harnesses Respect, Inclusion, and Vested Empathy: A crisis text line staffed by people in STEMM with marginalized identities.
THRIVE Lifeline is a 501(c)(3) grassroots organization dedicated to changing the landscape of mental health support for people with intersecting marginalized identities. Among our services, we offer a free text-based crisis line. We are led by experienced crisis managers who are fed up with watching our communities fall prey to systemic marginalization only to face dismissive, unsupportive, and sometimes dangerous interactions through traditional mental health avenues. Since opening in June 2020 we have served texters in all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico.
We take a different approach. When you text THRIVE Lifeline, you can rest assured that our goal is to create the space you need to feel heard, valued, and uplifted. YOU, not your crisis, are at the center of our conversation. As a 988 alternative, we do not engage in non-consensual active rescue and want to respect your own decisions and autonomy. For our full policies, click here.
Our Crisis Responders all have at least one marginalized identity and are rigorously trained using our proprietary curriculum, taught by and for people with intersecting marginalized identities. We hope that when you reach out to THRIVE you will talk to someone who gets it.
THRIVE Lifeline is Trans-led and operated. We are a volunteer run and operated group of certified suicide interventionists whose identities are marginalized, and who are students, career professionals, and retirees largely trained across the breadth of STEMM fields
Our backgrounds include familial rejection due to our identities, food and housing insecurity, poverty, lack of access to education, immigration, and more. Many of us are individuals who have navigated accommodations processes during our academic journeys as a result of neurodivergence, living with disabilities, and/or facing trauma.
THRIVE Lifeline’s mission is to end stigma for people with marginalized identities and close gaps in access to crisis intervention, validation, and resources through whole-human support.
We fulfill our mission by:
We envision academic and professional spaces that actively and equitably include everyone, removing stigma and minimizing underrepresentation.
We believe that it is together that we THRIVE.
We need your help in order to keep THRIVE Lifeline as a vital resource! You can help by volunteering, donating, and sharing.
Please be advised that our text line supports individuals 18+.
If at any time you would like to stop a text-based conversation, please text STOP. Conversations are 100% confidential.
For general support, please reach out to Boys Town National Hotline. Despite the name, this hotline is for people of all genders.
For LGBTQ2S+ support, please reach out to The Trevor Project.