IMAlive is a free, confidential and secure online chat service that provides live help to people in crisis.
All chats are answered by trained volunteers, all of whom use the pseudonym Alex.
To learn more about IMAlive and our volunteers, please visit the FAQ section of www.hopeline.com
Click the link on the bottom of this screen, enter your information, keep your chat window open and wait for a volunteer to join the chat.
During times of high chat volume, a volunteer may not be able to talk with you immediately.
If the link below appears offline, it means that all volunteers are currently talking to the maximum number of chat visitors.
We will go back online as soon as at least one volunteer becomes available.
Please use broadband connection, as access through wi-fi and smartphone can cause connectivity problems.
If you are feeling suicidal, please call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
To learn more about IMAlive and our volunteers, please visit the FAQ section of www.IMAlive.org
For other resources, please visit our Get Help Now page.
To chat with an active listener in the 7 Cups of Tea Network (non-crisis support), visit www.7cupsoftea.com