The TV series “Thirteen Reasons Why” follows the classmates of a teenage girl that took her own life as they unravel the mysteries that led up to her death. As expected, this has lead to an increase in the discussion around suicide. While both teen suicide— and suicide, in general—is a big problem, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline recently launched a new service. In addition to the hotline of 1-800-273-TALK (8255), they now have a crisis chat.
Both the phone number and chat run 24/7. The crisis chat is truly the best way to reach out to younger at risk individuals plus more and more adults prefer to text or use a messenger app than make a phone call.