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Sign of the Times: Suicide Crisis Lines Now Have Text Lines

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by this, given the popularity of texting, but in trying to help a friend, I discovered that suicide crisis lines now have options for people who would be more comfortable texting than talking.

This is a very good thing. Most of my friends who have some type of mental illness would rather text than talk, even under normal circumstances. So, I imagine that for many in serious crisis, the text lines could be very useful.

There are several suicide text lines out there. Google them and they’ll come right up. If you have a friend or family member who won’t even pick up the phone, this could be a life-saving option.

 


New hotline aims to help transgender people at risk of suicide

According to reports, almost half of people who are transgender will at least attempt suicide during their lifetimes. Yet many times, when they call suicide hotlines, they run in to people who are unfamiliar with what it even means to be transgender.

That’s why a hotline designed especially for the trans community is such a great idea. It was founded by a trans woman who has contemplated suicide herself, so she knows the territory.

Read the Time article about the hotline here.

The phone number is 877-565-8860. I am adding it to my resource list.