'SAFE2TALK' helps teens focus on mental health

A texting program called 'Safe-2-Talk' is helping teens focus on their mental health.

Posted: Oct 9, 2019 5:13 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A texting program called 'Safe-2-Talk' is helping teens focus on their mental health.

The program rolled out in December of 2017 and has assisted more than 700 people going through difficult moments in their lives.
By texting the words 'SAFE-2-TALK' to the hot-line you are immediately put in contact with a crisis intervention specialist.
The specialist will walk them through certain steps that will help them focus on staying positive.
Mental Health of America Crisis Center Operations Assistant Taylor Sites said their goal is to keep the person as calm as possible.

"They start the conversation just getting them to open up about what's going on and why they wanted to text in. What it is that they're looking for and the help that they need and we're there to listen non-judgmentally and to respect their decisions and empower them to open up," said Sites.

To reach out to the hot-line text 'SAFE-2-TALK' to 765-742-0244.
If you are looking to volunteer at the crisis call center you can visit their website.

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