The Way we Communicate with Young People by Text, Saves Lives!

Amazingly, helping those in need by a crisis text line

Texting has become So important in helping the young!
We now understand the importance of Texting!
We support it totally!

TEXTING

by Nancy Lublin

 

How data from a crisis text line is saving lives

When a young woman texted DoSomething.org with a heartbreaking cry for help, the organization responded by opening a nationwide Crisis Text Line for people in pain. Nearly 10 million text messages later, the organization is using the privacy and power of text messaging to help people handle addiction, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, sexual abuse and more. But there’s an even bigger win: The anonymous data collected by text is teaching us when crises are most likely to happen — and helping schools and law enforcement to prepare for them.

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Healing the Cycles that Tear Couples Apart

Four Habits That Make Relationships Happy

Stressed and strapped: Caregivers for friends, relatives suffer emotional and financial strain

 

Family members or friends caring for aging or disabled individuals in California are under both financial and emotional strain and are likely to face even greater burdens, given recent cuts in state support for programs and services that support in-home care, write the authors of a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The study looked at California’s estimated 6 million-plus informal caregivers of all ages and found higher levels of serious psychological distress and negative health behaviors, such as smoking, compared with the general population. Of particular concern are an estimated 2.6 million caregivers between the ages of 45 and 64 who may be setting themselves up for an unhealthy future due to higher rates of poor health behaviors, compared with both non-caregivers in the same age range and older caregivers.

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Hands-on dads give kids an edge


Hands-on dads give kids an edge

 Fathers who actively engage in raising their children can help make their offspring smarter and better behaved, according to new research from Concordia University. Published in the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, the long-term study examined how fathers can positively influence the development of their kids through hands-on parenting.

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