Web Extra: Text for help

Published On: Mar 19 2014 03:58:55 PM EDT

We used to talk for hours with our friends on the phone. Now our teens text constantly. While it may seem like a bad habit, crisis and counseling centers are using it to their advantage--  and connecting with teens in trouble.

Below are some of the help lines we found now advertising text for help services online:

http://www.crisistextline.org/

RUNAWAY HELP:

http://nationalsafeplace.org/text-4-help/

RELATIONSHIP ADVICE:

http://www.loveisrespect.org/get-help/contact-us/text-service

MENTAL HEALTH HELP:

http://txt4life.org/

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT FOR TEENS/ TEEN HELP IN CRISIS:http://www.crisistextline.org/get-help-now/

http://www.crisistextline.org/

CRISIS HOTLINE TO HELP WITH A RANGE OF ISSUES, INCLUDING SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND CHILD ABUSE:

http://crisiscallcenter.org/crisisservices.html

TEEN PRESSURES, PEER PRESSURE, FAMILY PRESSURES, SUICIDE:

http://www.crisis.org/pdffiles/Website%20Content-Text%20Counseling.pdf

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT:

http://www.longislandcrisiscenter.org/texting.html

TEEN HELP GENERAL:

http://www.teenlinkhouston.org/

REPORTING SCHOOL BULLYING:

http://connect.blackboard.com/tiptxt

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