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!
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.