I really want to volunteer for the Crisis Text Line. I just finished watching the Ted Talk by CEO Nancy Lublin about how and why she started the Crisis Text Line. It broke my heart.
I had no idea such an organization existed. It appeals to young people because they like to text. It gives them a sense of control and independence. Teenagers with problems tend to open up more if they don’t have to talk.
In the past five years, 6.5 million text messages have been received by the Crisis Text Line. They have volunteers in 285 area codes. Most of the texts are about addiction and being bullied. There are also texts about rape and beatings. It’s unbelievable how some teens suffer.
I think seniors can really help younger generations. Let’s give them hope and direction. A kind text from a stranger can make all the difference in the world. Thank you.