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Crisis Text Line: Text DE to 741741

Written on: January 11th, 2018 in PreventionSuicide and Prevention

In the four years since it was founded, Crisis Text Line has exchanged 50 million text messages with users. The crisis intervention service provides free, around-the-clock support to people who are struggling with issues such as self-harm or suicidal thoughts.

By analyzing text message data, Crisis Text Line researchers have identified the words most associated with suicide risk and helped ensure that messages from the highest-risk users get answered first. Data has also revealed user trends, showing that the majority of texters are female and under age 25. Users also tend to be from rural and low-income demographics, and to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

According to the founder, Nancy Lublin, while Crisis Text Line counselors are not equipped to offer ongoing therapy, the support and referrals that they provide can make a lasting difference in a user’s life.

Delaware’s Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services has contracted with the Crisis Text Line to provide this service to Delaware youth.

How it works

Text DE to 741741 anytime, about any type of crisis.

A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds.

The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
For additional resources, please visit the Delaware Prevention and Behavioral Health’s Youth Suicide Prevention & Response Support site.

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New England Journal of Medicine Reports 1980 Letter Contributed to Opioid Crisis

Written on: December 22nd, 2017 in News

A report published in the June 1, 2017 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that today’s U.S. opioid epidemic is rooted in a 1980 letter to the New England Journal of Medicine that played down the potential for painkiller addiction. The report states, “In conclusion, we found that a five-sentence letter published […]


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Family Based Mental Health Services.

Written on: October 27th, 2017 in Evidence-Based PracticeFamilyTherapy

WHAT IS FAMILY BASED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (FBMHS)? Family Based Mental Health Services (FBMHS) is an Evidence Based Practice model designed to service children between 3 and 17 years of age and their families (parents, guardians, caretakers and siblings). These children have a serious mental illness or emotional disturbance, are at risk for out-of-home placement […]


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A Glance at Evidence- Based Services

Written on: October 18th, 2017 in Evidence-Based PracticeFamilyTherapyTreatment

What is Functional Family Therapy? Functional Family Therapy(FFT) is an evidence based treatment model. FFT is a short-term structured intervention. The model is provided statewide and administered primarily within the family’s home. Who is Functional Family Therapy for? Functional Family Therapy is used for youth ages 10-18 and their families that are struggling with behavioral […]


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Suicides: FACTS of Suicide Prevention

Written on: September 27th, 2017 in CommunitySchool-BasedSuicide and Prevention

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) developed the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) to monitor high-risk behaviors among teens and young adults. One of the behaviors monitored are suicides. The Center for Drug and Health Studies (CDHS) at the University of Delaware conducts Delaware’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). It administers the Youth Risk […]


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Early Psychosis and the Delaware CORE Program

Written on: September 15th, 2017 in Health and WellnessMental IllnessTreatment

What is Psychosis? Psychosis is an illness affecting the structures and chemicals of the brain that enable us to experience emotions, make judgments, and perceive the world around us. The three most common problems associated with this illness are hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there), delusions (beliefs that are odd or untrue), […]


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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Written on: September 7th, 2017 in FamilyPreventionSubstance Abuse/Addiction

Our Medical Director, Richard Margolis MD, helps us make sense of new information in psychiatry, addiction, and behavioral health. This article summaries a New England Journal of Medicine review of current literature on neonatal abstinence syndrome, including clinical characteristics, prevention, identification, and treatment. Epidemiology The incidence of the neonatal abstinence syndrome has increased substantially in […]


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Addicting Effects of Prescription Medications

Written on: August 7th, 2017 in PsychiatryResearchSubstance Abuse/Addiction

Our Medical Director, Richard Margolis MD, helps us make sense of new information in psychiatry, addiction, and behavioral health. This blog post is a follow up to last week’s post on the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. This article includes information from reports by the Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation, the Center for Disease […]


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Facing Addiction in America, the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Written on: August 1st, 2017 in FamilyHealth and WellnessSubstance Abuse/Addiction

Our Medical Director, Richard Margolis MD, helps us make sense of new information in psychiatry, addiction, and behavioral health. This article summarizes the Facing Addiction in America, a report on alcohol, drugs, and health issued by the Surgeon General.   Facing Addiction in America, the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health was published […]


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Family Partners Empowers Families

Written on: July 28th, 2017 in FamilyMental IllnessPeer Support

Raising children is a major, and often challenging, responsibility for every parent and guardian. When childhood mental illness is added to the mix, it can become even more demanding. It is important for every Delaware parent and guardian, regardless of their circumstance, to know that help is available. One evening every month families gather in […]


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