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Nancy Lublin : The heartbreaking text that inspired a crisis help line

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A single text message to DoSomething.org sparked a crisis help line that is now being used to help those suffering from a myriad of issues across the country.  Schools and law enforcement are using this data to create policy which will help better serve those who may be experiencing crisis in their lives. Will this technology change the culture of schools for the future?

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Take some time to investigate the crisis trend map that Nancy referenced in her talk: http://www.crisistextline.org/trends/.  According to this website, what are the top crisis' in your state?  

To learn more about the development of the Crisis Text Line here.

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The speaker tells the audience, "The beautiful thing about the hotline is that these are strangers counseling other strangers on the most intimate of issues." If this is not a way you are comfortable reaching out to others, where else could you go in your community? (are there specific teachers, guidance counselors, etc. you have access to?)
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The caller ultimately reached out for help through technology in this story. What are examples of other ways technology has helped society?
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