The introduction of a Crisis Text Line for Young people in Crisis should be considered Major News! Thanks to the national charity Kids Help Phone, young Manitobans who need to talk just text TALK to 686868 on any text/SMS enabled cell phone to get help. Most kids today have a smart-phone so accessing someone to listen makes the service easy.
Research shows that 71% of young people prefer the non-verbal form of TEXTING to communicate so this Crisis Text Line becomes even more relevant! It ensures youth receive help they need, when they need it and in a manner most comfortable for them.
By texting TALK to 686868 a quick connection is made to a trained crisis responder, which allows ‘ talk through texting’ on any subject big or small. Intention being to provide active listening to help move the child from a hot moment to a cool calm . Crisis Texters can type STOP at any time to end the conversation. There is no charge for sending or receiving texts and will not use up any pre – paid texting plan! It’s a Free , 24/7 service too. Telling Kids about this could save lives! If they need support in times of crisis all they do is text……TALK to 686868. To volunteer or donate log on www.crisistextline.org