Volunteer Opportunity


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    Kids (and no few adults) these days are on the text for their communiques. Crisis Text Line (CTL) recognizes that and is using the medium to bridge.

    Anyone in a crisis, from "Broke up and I can't stop thinking about her," to "Suicide sounds tempting," or "I cut," can text in free to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor. Our job as a CC isn't to fix the problem. It's to help the texter get from a hot moment to a cool one, so they can make a decision for themselves.

    Consider volunteering as a CC. It's 30-odd hours of guided training, and 4hours a week online afterwards. The platform is web based on the CC end.

    Honestly, it's all the drama of MU only helping for reals. We've been at this for a while, we've got the skills under our fingers already.

    www.crisistextline.org

    They aggregate their text-in data for anyone to use, btw. It's worth glancing over if that's your bag baybee.

    ES