R U THERE?

Inspiring social impact CEO, Nancy Lublin of DoSomething.Org has recently launched a 24/7 nationwide, crisis intervention hotline to conduct its conversations (to mostly teenagers) exclusively by text. 

Lublin explains why:

"People who spent their high-school years chatting with friends on landlines are often dismissive of texting, as if it might be a phase one outgrows, but the form is unparalleled in its ability to relay information concisely. The act of writing, even if the product consists of only a hundred and forty characters composed with one’s thumbs, forces a kind of real-time distillation of emotional chaos". 

 Click here to read "R U There?" A new counselling service harnesses the power of the text message. By Alice Gregory.  New Yorker, February 9th, 2015.

Click here to read "R U There?" A new counselling service harnesses the power of the text message. By Alice Gregory.  New Yorker, February 9th, 2015.

Her critical insight is that tapping out a text message acts as a behavioral buffer, providing distance between a person and intense, immediate, and often impulsive feelings.

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