The purpose of the talk line is to provide students in and affiliated with BreakDown a place to call or

text if they just need to talk with someone. While there are crisis hotlines already in place along with professional counseling; so often students aren’t in an emergency situation and/or aren’t ready to begin the process of official counseling.


Our goal is to provide an additional option with the talk line. Professional Counselors will staff the line however, so qualified, trained people will be ready to listen. Also, the talk line is free for students any time they need. We are excited to offer this new resource from our Mental Health program and look forward to continued support of our students.


*BreakDown STL’s Youth Talk Line does not replace professional counseling and is not a crisis or emergency hotline. If a student is in need of either of those, they should not use this talk line."