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texting hotlines are on the rise. Posts here will focus on helplines and hotlines that use texting to reach larger segments of the population.
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Minn. text hotline - Minnesota Public Radio News

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By KYLE POTTER Associated Press. ST. PAUL, Minn. — The name says it all: TXT4Life. Minnesota lawmakers are moving to add the text message-based suicide prevention program to the existing statewide phone hotline, ...
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4 major wireless companies expand offer of 911 texting - Middletown Press

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4 major wireless companies expand offer of 911 texting
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4 major wireless companies expand offer of 911 texting.
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911 texting gaining momentum - Florida Flambeau

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911 texting gaining momentum
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Wireless providers have begun implementing 911 texting, but it is up to local governments to decide whether call centers will accept the technology. / Hamad Olayan/AFP/Getty Images.
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Vulnerable Teens 'Sing It Out' in Santa Barbara - California Report

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Vulnerable Teens 'Sing It Out' in Santa Barbara
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A Santa Barbara group's unique approach to helping vulnerable teens was recently recognized as one of the top youth programs in the country.
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20 Percent Of Teens Don't Graduate High School; Here's What Their Lives Are Like

20 Percent Of Teens Don't Graduate High School; Here's What Their Lives Are Like | Text Crisis Lines | Scoop.it
While the Department of Education touts research that American high schools have reached an 80 percent graduation rate, a new report out this week from America's Promise Alliance seeks to discover what happened to the remaining 20 percent.
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Local officials talk pros, cons of new 911 texting option - Sumter Item

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Local officials talk pros, cons of new 911 texting option Sumter Item In recent weeks, news of recent advances in technology that allow cellphones to text information to 911 centers has made headlines around the country, as local governments in 16...
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Recommended Reading: Adapting Crisis Hotlines to Texting Generations

Recommended Reading: Adapting Crisis Hotlines to Texting Generations | Text Crisis Lines | Scoop.it
While counseling teens by phone is still the dominant method of communication, texting has become a popular way for teens to contact crisis centers in their times of need.
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School-Violence Tip Lines Get a Second Look After Sandy Hook

School-Violence Tip Lines Get a Second Look After Sandy Hook | Text Crisis Lines | Scoop.it
A handful of states and districts are showing renewed interest in tip lines that allow young people to anonymously share information about potential security threats, bullying, and other behaviors.
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Stress in America survey says teens feel more pressure than adults - CBS News

Stress in America survey says teens feel more pressure than adults - CBS News | Text Crisis Lines | Scoop.it
Philly.com Stress in America survey says teens feel more pressure than adults CBS News American teens are more stressed than adults, a new survey suggests, and it's impacting areas of their health including sleep, exercise and their ability to eat...
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Suicide hotline director says call volume on track to double in 2014 - Idaho Press-Tribune

Suicide hotline director says call volume on track to double in 2014 - Idaho Press-Tribune | Text Crisis Lines | Scoop.it
Suicide hotline director says call volume on track to double in 2014 Idaho Press-Tribune Idaho's suicide rate is 49 percent higher than the national average, yet the director of the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline said the state's “bootstrap”...
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Suicide Prevention Is Everybody's Business

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Suicide prevention, not a particularly pleasant topic, is very healthy to talk about it. Because suicide is everybody's business, it's important to know.
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If adults use their phones more than teens, then who's "addicted"? - Marketplace.org

If adults use their phones more than teens, then who's "addicted"?
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According to the Pew Research Center on Technology and American Life, 91 percent of adults report owning a mobile phone compared to just 78 percent of teens.
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National human trafficking hotline has 50 percent jump in calls in 2013 - KPHO Phoenix

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National human trafficking hotline has 50 percent jump in calls in 2013
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The International Labor Organization estimates there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking worldwide.
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Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is adding more late-night shifts - The Idaho Statesman

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Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is adding more late-night shifts
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The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline has added three late-evening shifts — Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday — to its current Monday to Friday schedule.
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Texting and 911 - WTVA

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Texting and 911
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So, it seems that texting to make 911 calls might be a good idea. "Nowadays, that's all everybody does is text. Everything people do, they do through a text. So I think it's a good idea," said Chaz Jones, also of Tupelo.
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Depression Main Cause of Teen Illness – WHO Report - Guardian Liberty Voice

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Depression Main Cause of Teen Illness – WHO Report
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A recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the chief cause of teenage illness and disability is depression.
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iPhones, not clothes, represent social status for teens, says researcher - CNET

iPhones, not clothes, represent social status for teens, says researcher - CNET | Text Crisis Lines | Scoop.it
iPhones, not clothes, represent social status for teens, says researcher
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The choice of the image-conscious teen? Apple/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET.
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'Alternative teens nearly 7 times more likely to attempt suicide'

'Alternative teens nearly 7 times more likely to attempt suicide' | Text Crisis Lines | Scoop.it
Why some youth cultures are more prone to self-harm and attempted suicides than others is investigated in a new study by researchers from the UK and Germany.
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United Way, Westfield Mall Team Up to Help Feed Milford's Hungry - Patch.com

United Way, Westfield Mall Team Up to Help Feed Milford's Hungry
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Crisis Centers Texting to Connect With Troubled Teenagers

Crisis Centers Texting to Connect With Troubled Teenagers | Text Crisis Lines | Scoop.it
The National Dating Abuse Helpline has had a text hotline for three years and now gets as many texts as calls from victims. Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit group launched this month, works to connect teens with help centers ...
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Crisis Counseling by Text Message—Teens Now Have Another Way to Get Help

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The third leading cause of death for young people in the U.S. between ages 10 and 24 is suicide. One text-based crisis hotline is trying to beat the odds.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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Take Action | Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Take Action | Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month | Text Crisis Lines | Scoop.it
RT @freyafirst: Almost 1 in 10 #teens reports physically abused by boyfriend/girlfriend last year. http://t.co/ocNC6rikH3 #TDVAM2014 #Teen…
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Suicide Prevention Is Everybody's Business

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Suicide prevention, not a particularly pleasant topic, is very healthy to talk about it. Because suicide is everybody's business, it's important to know.
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PreventionPays Text Message Services - Crisis Text Line - 211 I&R Text Line - SMS Community Alerts - SMS Disaster Alerts - PreventionPays

PreventionPays Text Message Services - Crisis Text Line - 211 I&R Text Line - SMS Community Alerts - SMS Disaster Alerts - PreventionPays | Text Crisis Lines | Scoop.it
The first and most subscribed text message platform for hotlines, helplines, and 211 centers in the U.S. PPTMS Textline services are powering two state wide SAMHSA grant programs to decrease youth suicide.
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Why Your Teens Would Share a Car But Not a Cellphone - TIME

Why Your Teens Would Share a Car But Not a Cellphone - TIME | Text Crisis Lines | Scoop.it
Why Your Teens Would Share a Car But Not a Cellphone
TIME
That's the theory behind the second installment of the teen-geared nonprofit Do Something's financially focused Would-You-Rather social media outreach, being unveiled today.
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