Crisis Text Hotline

By ASPIREist | Just For A Minute. Nancy Lublin created a service that provides emergency crisis counseling to people in need, by texting

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How Data Science Shaped This Teen-Counseling-By-Text Service

Analytics can add a lot to nonprofits that used to operate just by feel, but data for data's sake is meaningless. Here's how to use it well.<p>When you launch a new nonprofit, regardless of its goals, it’s still rare today that the first two hires are a chief technology officer and a chief data …

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When Nancy Lublin started texting teenagers to help with her social advocacy organization, what she found was shocking — they started texting back …

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The move also means that the text messages won't show up in billing records, something that could have alerted abusive spouses or family members.<p>It pays to be Richard Branson.<p>That’s the lesson that Crisis Text Line founder Nancy Lublin said she learned this month. The British billionaire — a …

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For Teens in Crisis, the Next Text Could Be a Lifesaver

The message to the Crisis Text Line was answered by Aaron Amrich, a volunteer crisis counselor based in California. It was sent by a 19-year-old woman who wrote that she was feeling hopeless and beginning to give up on life. Amrich, a veteran who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, has himself suffered …

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How 1 Text Message Created An Entire Mental Health Organization

The power of technology.<p>One text message could save a life.<p>After a young woman texted DoSomething.org with a heartbreaking cry for help, the non-profit volunteer group's CEO, Nancy Lublin, knew she needed to create an outlet for people struggling with crises in their lives. She quickly founded a …

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“Hate speech is real and it’s affecting everyday Americans.”<p>The New York-based Crisis Text Line employs a group of volunteers to answer text messages from people feeling stressed, bullied, or otherwise in crisis.<p>The free service has been around since August 2013 with some 11 million texts processed.<p>…

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Crisis Text Line Is Opening Its Treasure Trove Of Data To Researchers | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Now, CTL says it finally plans to do what it had in mind from the beginning: Share its data with researchers who could use it for good. “If you do research in mental health or linguistics or neuroscience or sociology or any of these fields, and you want to do primary research, you basically have to …

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High-tech helpline for teens in crisis

There's a groundbreaking way for teens to find high-tech help when they need it urgently. It's called Crisis Text Line (CTL), and its creators found …

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How Crisis Text Line Founder Nancy Lublin Is Saving Lives, Text by Text

Three years ago Nancy Lublin had a bold idea. Today her text help line is an outstretched hand for teens, and increasingly adults, in crisis. And she's just getting started.<p>The girl was 13, and she'd decided she wanted to kill herself. She went to a room in her house with a bottle of pills and …

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0:11 A girl I've never met before changed my life and the life of thousands of other people. I'm the CEO of DoSomething.org. It's one of the largest …

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Free support by text, 24/7. This page is not a resource for counseling. In crisis now? We got this. Text TWT to 741741

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In this video<p>Tagged as<p>Nancy Lublin takes every opportunity to make sure that other people are given a chance. She started Dress for Success, and is …

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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 …

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741741: Crisis Text Hotline

FACT CHECK: Can teens text 741741 from anywhere to talk with a crisis counselor?<p>Claim: Teens can text 741741 from anywhere to talk with a crisis …

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