The Jason Foundation partners with Crisis Text Line

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Valley News - Health

HENDERSON, Tenn. – More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease, combined. When examined as an age group, 10-24, suicide is the second leading overall cause of death for California.

The Jason Foundation partnered with Crisis Text Line to deliver their service to the families and communities that they serve. The Crisis Text Line is a free 24/7 text line where trained crisis counselors support individuals in crisis.

Text “Jason” to 741741 to speak with a compassionate, trained crisis counselor. Get confidential support 24/7, for free. The crisis counselor “helps you move from a hot moment to a cool calm to stay safe and healthy using effective active listening and suggested referrals – all through text message, using Crisis Text Line’s secure platform.”

Visit Crisis Text Line’s website for additional information, www.crisistextline.org.

If you or someone you know are experiencing a crisis, call 911.

The Jason Foundation is a nationally recognized leader in youth suicide prevention and awareness.  All programs and materials are available to the public at no cost. For more information, visit http://jasonfoundation.com.

Submitted by The Jason Foundation.