If you need help, text LISTEN to 741741.  The Crisis Text Line will respond 24/7/365.  They will help get you through it.

Or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  Also available 24×7.


Can Texting Save Lives?

For Families of Teens at Suicide Risk, ‘13 Reasons’ Raises Concerns

Dear Amy – Chicago Tribune April 30, 2017 (PDF)

Kids and Self-Injury: What Parents Need to Know

Tech’s Biggest Names are Giving Millions to Crisis Text Line

Sutter Yuba Mental Health Prevention and Early Intervention Program Newsletter, Winter 2015, Features The Alex Project

The Alex Project: Alex’s Voice

What Time of Day Do We Feel Most Anxious?

In Texting Era, Crisis Hotlines Put Help at Youths’ Fingertips

Text-Messaging: Real Service for Real People

Program to save teens from suicide by texting

Lyon and Storey schools ahead of the curve with new crisis text messaging system

Texting hotline gets attention in Minnesota suicide-prevention efforts

Consider a text for teen suicide prevention and intervention, research suggests

Crisis centers turn to texting to help teens

Crisis hotlines turning to text to reach teens

Teens’ texting up, voice calling down: report by Suzanne Choney, NBC News

Study: Teens texting more than ever, making calls and hanging out in person less

Report: Teens calling less, texting more

R U texting more, calling less?

Under-aged texting usage and actual cost

Kids today: how the class of 2011 engages with media

New mobile obsession: U.S. teens triple data usage

Pew Internet – Teens, Smartphones & Texting