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The Youth Of America In Crisis: Solutions and Hope | Dr. Shairi Turner, Crisis Text Line Chief Health Officer

The Youth Of America In Crisis: Solutions and Hope | Dr. Shairi Turner, Crisis Text Line Chief Health Officer

Update: 2024-05-29
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Even before the pandemic, rates of stress, anxiety, depression, and suicide among our youth were steadily climbing. Dr. Shairi Turner, Chief Health Officer of Crisis Text Line, is on a mission to inform, educate, and transform. Crisis Text Line, the only 24/7 nationwide crisis-intervention text-message hotline in America, boasts over 65,000 trained volunteers ready to provide support and resources to those struggling with mental health.


In my conversation with Dr. Turner, we delve into the national mental health epidemic. Despite its devastating scope, Dr. Turner's solution-oriented approach is both surprising and inspiring. We covered a wide range of topics, including: 



  • What is Crisis Text Line and how is it making an impact.



  • The disproportionate impact of mental health challenges on minority communities.



  • Racial disparities in accessing mental health services and treatment. 



  • The rise in bullying and self-harm among our youth.



  • Childhood trauma.



  • The power of empathy to combat stigma. 



  • 6 KEY elements every community needs to foster a healthy and supportive environment for our youth.  



  • Solutions and hope for a brighter future. 




This is the critical issue of our time. Please give this hopeful discussion a listen. 


Resources: 


United in Empathy Report


https://www.crisistextline.org/united-in-empathy-2023-report


Community Resilience Report


https://www.crisistextline.org/what-do-young-people-in-crisis-need-from-their-communities




If you are in need of mental health support, simply text HELLO or HOLA to 741741 and you will be connected to a live, trained volunteer Crisis Counselor.




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If you or anyone you know is struggling, please do not hesitate to contact Release:


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The Youth Of America In Crisis: Solutions and Hope | Dr. Shairi Turner, Crisis Text Line Chief Health Officer

The Youth Of America In Crisis: Solutions and Hope | Dr. Shairi Turner, Crisis Text Line Chief Health Officer

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