Promote texting as initial way for students to seek support in crisis

By Cara Nissman, Special Ed Connection® Learn how students can reach out for help through a crisis text line if they have suicidal thoughts or other mental health concerns.

“I can’t deal with this.”

“My girlfriend broke up with me.”

“I want to die.”

These are the kinds of texts teenagers send to the Crisis Text Line, a free, confidential service founded in 2013 that anyone in the U.S. can access by texting the number 741741. More …

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