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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lady Gaga's foundation supports youth mental health discussions - all by text messaging

By Will Schutt
Medill Reports
Originally posted April 24, 2014

Texting offers new way to get youth engaged in mental health discussions. Creating Community Solutions and Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation are sponsoring a texting conversation about mental health. All you need to chime in is a cell phone. The latest digital mental health discussion for and between young people kicks off today.

An emerging mental health “conference” offers a new kind of group rapport: a conversation entirely conducted by texting.


Occasionally, people text in who are in crisis. To make sure they get immediate assistance, one of the first texts people receive is the number for the national hotline for mental health crises.

The entire article is here.