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.
ONLINE ARTICLES RELATED TO TEXTING AND SUICIDE PREVENTION
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