Your Life Your Voice [web resource]

Your Life Your Voice is the website for the Boys Town National Hotline, a free resource established in 1989 for kids, ​teens, and young adults.  ​​​​​Counselors are available 24/7 and have a wide range of experiences working with kids and families who are frustrated, anxious, depressed, faced with an overwhelming challenge, or just need someone to talk to.

Four Ways to Get Help


If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or you are being abused, please call us. These are ​serious issues that are best handled in one-on-one conversations with counselors.  Counselors are ready for your call 24/7. 1-800-448-3000​​


Text with a counselor for free with the following carriers: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Virgin, Cricket, Nextel, Boost, MetroPCS. (standard message & data rates may apply for other carriers)
Open every day from 2PM to 1AM CST. This texting service is intended for pre-teens, teens, and young adults.

Text VOICE to 20121 to start.  Text STOP to opt out.  For more information about the service, text HELP to 20121.


Chat over IM and get a live, to the minute discussion with a counselor. Available Monday–Friday, 6PM to midnight CST. (and other times if counselors are available)


When you e-mail a question we will send a response back to you within 48 hours. We post selected questions and responses on our bulletin board board a few days later.

More About Your Life Your Voice

The Your Life Your Voice website features “real advice for real situations” and a tips section with articles on topics such as managing stress, coping skills, relationships, self-esteem, how to talk to your parents, and more.

You may also be interested in My Life My Voice, an interactive mood mobile app that lets you track your thoughts, feelings and moods right on your mobile device. My Life My Voice is available from Apple’s App Store or Google Play.

Source: Your Life Your Voice from Boystown | Your Life Your Voice, | © 2020 Boys Town

CHC Care Coordinators can arrange a free 30-minute Care Consultation so you talk about your concerns and explore options with an expert. Call or email our Care Coordinators at 650.688.3625 or to set up an initial Consultation appointment.

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