"He won't stop raping me, he told me not to tell anyone, he is my dad, are you there?" -Anonymous TeenagerCrisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. www.crisistextline.orgClick To Tweet
When Nancy Lublin started texting teenagers to help with her social advocacy organization, what she found was shocking -- they started texting back about their own problems, from bullying to depression to abuse.
So she's setting up a text-only crisis line, and the results might be even more important than she expected.
I work with troubled teens on a daily basis. They remind me of the wonderful childhood I was so lucky to have and also just how much horror so many young people are exposed too.
There are few outlets where teens can feel safe. This seems like an ideal outlet.
I just donated to the cause, and I suggest you take a moment to consider whether this may be a worthwhile venture.
If you treat teenagers, or if you have ever been a teenager, the value seems obvious.
This is a resource that has the potential to save lives. Learn more about the crisis text line.