Do you need to talk to someone? is a StarVista program that provides a safe and anonymous place for teens. You can talk about anything that’s on your mind, including relationships, school, depression, stress, suicide, friends, parents, cutting, identity, and health. The chat is based in San Mateo County, California. You can also submit a question to be answered on our Q&A page, or connect to resources for additional information and support.

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Chat Room Hours

Chat Hours

4:30PM-9:30PM PST

The chat will be CLOSED Monday, October 14th for Indigenous People’s Day.

If the chat is closed, Lifeline Crisis Chat is available 24/7

Some warning signs before suicide include:


  • Hopelessness
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Loneliness
  • Worthlessness


  • No one cares about me
  • I am all alone
  • No one understands me
  • No one would miss me if I were gone
  • I can’t take it anymore


  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Writing a will
  • Giving away possessions
  • Poor concentration
  • Initiating fights

Chat Room Closed?

Call The 24/7 Hotline 650-579-0350 or

Visit The Lifeline Crisis Chat Room

For Emergencies, Call 911

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