As part of an overall effort to increase vital services for those in crisis, the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network and Crisis Text Line, announced a new partnership in February 2017 to enhance crisis support options for anyone in the state, including victims of human trafficking.
“Not everyone in crisis is comfortable verbalizing their problems or talking to relative strangers on the phone. Meanwhile, many teens and young adults — a high-suicide-risk population group — use their phones for texting instead of talking,” said Scott Ridgway, TSPN’s Executive Director. “The Crisis Text Line offers an alternative means of contact for people who might not reach out for help otherwise.”
Those in Tennessee can text “TN” to 741741 and connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive support and referrals on a host of topics, ranging from suicidal thoughts and depression, to eating disorders and human trafficking.
“We are psyched to partner with TSPN to bring Crisis Text Line to Tennesseans in pain. Our Tennessee-specific data trends will help TSPN continue to develop policies to save even more lives,” said Nancy Lublin, Founder and CEO, Crisis Text Line.
More information about the Crisis Text Line is available via their website at www.crisistextline.org.