Crisis Text Line Responds To People In Need With SMS Texts

USA Today (6/25, Park) reported on the nonprofit Crisis Text Line, “which has brought the 1-800 support line into the age of texting.” The text line offers 24-hour, seven-day-per-week trained counselors to “respond to people in need with SMS texts” that are both “anonymous and confidential.” USA Today also pointed out, “As suicide rates have climbed to alarming levels – the highest in three decades – public health and CDC researchers agree that suicide prevention needs more resources.” For example, “in 2013, more than 41,000 people in the” US “committed suicide, according to statistics collected by the US Department of Health and Human Services.”

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— “Crisis Text Line takes suicide prevention into the age of texting,” Madison Park, , June 25, 2016.

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