Texting That Saves Lives

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July 7, 2012

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Texting That Saves Lives

We don’t set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people’s hearts.

– Pema Chodron –

Texting That Saves Lives

Teenagers in the U.S. send an average of 3,339 text messages per month. What happened when Nancy Lublin, the CEO and Chief Old Person at DoSomething.org, started texting 200,000 teens across America? They texted back — about their own problems, from bullying to depression to abuse. In this passionate TED talk, Nancy describes how this birthed a crisis text hotline which has helped thousands of teens quickly and safety get the help that they need. { read more }

Be The Change

Text message, call, visit, or reach out to someone in your life who simply needs to be heard.

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