Ah, the holidays: a time to connect with the people who matter to you, take some time for self-care, and fill your belly with all your favorite treats. For as much as we all hope for a holiday experience fit for a Hallmark movie, the truth is the holidays can be really painful for a lot of folks. In fact, almost like clockwork, we see an uptick in texters reaching out for help around the holiday season.
Texters reach out for a wide range of reasons during the holidays. Some texters are worried about spending time with family members they don’t jive with while others are seriously stressed about impending final exams after the holiday break. No matter the holiday stress, there’s one universal theme during the holidays: who are you going to bring home to meet those closest to you? Sure, this could mean bringing a significant other home to meet the family for the first time. Or, it could mean inviting a friend to join your festivities. It could even mean you’re taking the step to invite all of your nearest and dearest to your home for the first time.
This year, we’re asking you to bring us home to help you through all of your holiday stress, because 741741 is here to help you with any crisis, anytime. And—surprise—if you have a phone, you’re bringing us home anyway!
Read on for a list of all the ways we’ve got your back this holiday season and beyond:
– So, your family is totally grilling you on your dating life…
Bring Crisis Text Line home for the holidays. 741741 doesn’t care if you have “someone special.”
– So, your family’s views are hurtful to you and you’re not sure how to handle so much family time
Bring Crisis Text Line home for the holidays. 741741 is here to help you through the tough family convos.
– So, your childhood friend is throwing a holiday party and you didn’t snag an invite.
Bring Crisis Text Line home for the holidays. 741741 is here for you.
– So, you’re totally freaking out because you’re drowning in finals as soon as school is back in session.
Bring Crisis Text Line home for the holidays. 741741 is here to make you make self-care a top priority.
– So, you’re stuck on campus totally solo while all of your pals went home to visit their family.
Bring Crisis Text Line home for the holidays. 741741 is here to remind you that you’re not alone.
When it comes down to it, the holidays are all about what we do best: painting the world with a little more empathy and kindness. Still, we know that holiday expectations, dynamics, and stress can mean you need some extra support. We power this love machine 24/7, 365 and we’re here for you when you need us. Bring 741741 home for the holidays. We’ve got your back in a crisis. Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.