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Crisis Text Line

Top 10 Issues For Teens In Crisis

Larry Magid | Posted 07.20.2016 | Technology
Larry Magid

Crisis Text Line collects anonymous data to help tailor and refine its services and reports the following as the top 10 issues that teens raise when they contact the service.

The First and Only National Text Message Crisis Line

Oliver Leung | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Oliver Leung

In desperate times, verbally articulating our feelings can difficult. Our voice can expose our innermost thoughts to prying ears. On the other hand, texting has become an extension of our thoughts and evolved to help us through our darkest hour.

#IdeasDay Was Our Great Idea, Celebrate by Sharing Yours!

Chicago Ideas | Posted 02.11.2016 | Chicago
Chicago Ideas

Three years ago, Chicago Ideas had epiphany. With holidays for saints, parents, pizza and meteorologically-gifted groundhogs, somehow no one had dedic...

Know Someone in Crisis? They Can Text For Help 24/7 via Crisis Text Line

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The Crisis Text Line is important to know about, especially this time of year. It's important to know that you're not alone and that there are lots of folks out there who want to listen to you, and who want to help.

How 1 Text Message Created An Entire Mental Health Organization

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living

One text message could save a life. After a young woman texted with a heartbreaking cry for help, the non-profit volunteer group's CEO...

This Is When Teens Feel The Most Depressed

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living

For most people, a cell phone is a way to play Candy Crush, compose a Facebook status or check their emails in the mornings -- but for teens strugglin...