messages exchanged since August 1, 2013
Crisis Trends aims to empower journalists, researchers, and citizens to understand the crises American teens face so we can work together to prevent future crises from happening.
Select a crisis type to see the top 50 words used.
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All data used to generate this page is anonymized and stripped of any personally identifiable information. The data represents a subset of CTL's conversations.
The visualizations above are representative of teens who text Crisis Text Line, not necessarily of the national teen population. For example, this may mean that "suicidal ideation" is more common in states like Montana, but it could also mean that teens in Montana are more likely to reach out for help generally or reach out to us specifically.
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