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Oct 3

Mental Health Region Reminds of Crisis Line Availability

The CROSS mental health region (serving Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Marion, Monroe, Ringgold and Wayne Counties) understands that speaking on the phone does not meet the needs of everyone experiencing crisis. To meet our residents’ needs, the following free and confidential crisis response services are available for those facing challenges:

  • Online chat counseling- This online emotional support connects a person in crisis with a trained and compassionate crisis counselor. Visit Foundation 9 Crisis Chat 9 AM- 3 PM Monday through Friday to connect with a counselor through our website.


  • Text support-You are now able to use your phone to text us.  Foundation 2 Crisis Text is available by texting to 800-332-4224 and following the prompts.  Text is currently available Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM.

In addition to these services, our crisis line continues to be available to those in crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can connect with a crisis counselor by calling 1-844-430-8520

CROSS Region partners with Foundation 2, an organization out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa who is certified by the American Association of Suicidology and has been providing crisis services for over 45 years.

Who should use Foundation 2 Crisis Chat or Text? Anyone who is depressed or going through a hard time, including people who are thinking about suicide. Any life issues may be discussed on the Chat or Text program. Chat and Text specialists are here to listen and support those in crisis through whatever difficult times they may be facing.

To learn more about Foundation 2 services, please click here to visit the Foundation 2 website.