The picture above is courtesy of one of my favorite fellow #SuicidePrevention advocates Grace Durbin. She would always text her sister Nicole to check on her but this text was two days before Nicole took her life.
We can’t reach everyone but we can try. Texting a brief word of encouragement or just a simple, “Hey, thought of you!”, could make a difference.
As a result of times changing, technology has evolved to include CRISIS TEXT LINES for those who feel more comfortable texting for help. As writers we can relate because writing empowers us to say things we may never verbalize! Check out the resources below for yourself or a loved one.
Please share…it just may save a life.
CRISIS TEXT LINES
Text “START” TO 741-741
Text “ANSWER” to 839863
Veterans text 838255
Teens text “TEEN” to 839863 (Trained teenage volunteers work this line)
LGBT community in honor of The Trevor Project can Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200