Recently I learned about the crisis text line – 741-741. I immediately made sure my granddaughters, 10 and 12 and avid texters, knew about this line and made sure they knew how and when to use it. It’s success is remarkable, as you can see from the TED talk by founder Nancy Lublin below. This project grew out of the much larger project – DoSomething.org – a campaign to take action and create social change on behalf of young people.
As nurses, and as nurse manifesters, this is a terrific resource to know about, talk about and share with others. It is exactly the kind of activism that is doable, and that can make a big difference in the world. So I invite you to explore the Crisis Text Line resource! You might even consider applying to become a counselor! Here are some highlights to explore:
- Learn about the purpose and principles on which this project operates
- Check out the facts related to crisis experiences – the terms associated with various crises, the times of day that various crises occurl
- Check out ways to get involved!
- Watch the TED talk below to get inspired!