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For teens in crisis, texting provides an outlet for assistance

Crisis Text Line

"Picking up the phone can be tough for teens in crisis. A new hotline aims to make it easier by letting them seek help through their preferred mode of communication: texting...

The typical teen sends 60 texts a day, or 100 for girls between ages 14 and 17, according to a 2012 report by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project. About 63 percent text on a daily basis, far more than those who talk on a cellphone (39 percent) or socialize face to face (35 percent)."

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  • Alessandra RizzottiAlessandra Rizzotti

    Glad that there are now new outlets for teens like this. It's amazing what a difference a text vs a phone line could do for a teen, especially in this day and age when texting is more prevalent. It's also more private in a way-- so props to you guys!