New Crisis Text Line Offers People Another Way To Get Help

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People in Los Angeles who are thinking about hurting someone else or harming themselves have a new way to reach out for help. Nancy Lublin, the founder of the Crisis Text Line, told KFI's Kris Ankarlo that the service allows people in pain to text for help. 

"Seventy-five percent of the people who text the crisis text line are under the age of 25. By the way, interestingly, about ten percent of our users are under the age of 13." 

People in crisis can text 741741 to be connected with a volunteer crisis counselor. According to their website, the system works by connecting the texter in crisis with a volunteer who is trained to help people get through difficult situations through active listening and collaborative problem solving.  

Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of our Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.

Lublin says the service is free and that they're currently looking for volunteers. You can find out more information on their website at

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