Text2Talk


Text2Talk

As beneficial as verbal conversations can be, there can be times when they simply don’t meet the need. 

We can TEXT more openly what we find difficult to express verbally.  We stress over finding the right words to say and how to say them.

However, when we TEXT, we are free to edit our words without having the pressure of having only one chance to choose the right words to say.

When we TEXT our conversations, the communication is slowed down.  We have the ability to focus on our words as we read.  We can apply those words to how we truly feel. Voiced conversations require us to be ready on the spot to talk.  There can seem to be less time to carefully formulate our spoken words based on our thoughts or feelings.

Sometimes we need a little time to think about what we are feeling and what we want to say.  TEXT conversation leaves opportunities for pause.  The person TEXTing is in control. 

UMTR2ME offers Text2Talk realizing that expressing thoughts and feelings through TEXT can sometimes be easier and less anxious than talking in person or on a phone call.

Who can Text2Talk?
Anyone of any age who might be in need of general support and encouragement.

Text2Talk is not a suicide crisis hotline. Please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255 or call 911 for immediate life threatening situations.

Who receives my text?
All messages are received by a crisis trained TEXT2TALK supporter.

What happens when you text?
You will be connected with a crisis trained TEXT2TALK supporter.
Through active listing you will receive support and encouragement.
If necessary, you will also receive guidance to connect you with professional resources.

What about confidentiality?
We do not track phone numbers or keep records of conversations.

Is Text2Talk free?
Although charges from your specific mobile carrier may apply, Text2Talk is a free service.

Is Text2Talk a 24/7 service?
At this time, service is not available between the hours of 12:00am and 6:00am PST.

How soon can I expect a response?
As soon as TEXT messages are received, they are replied to.  Please keep in mind there may be delays that are out of our control given the nature of technology.

Who can Text2Talk?
Anyone of any age who might be in need of general support and encouragement.

Please read the following before sending your text

 TEXT2TALK is not a suicide crisis hotline and is for non-emergency support only. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255 or call 911 for immediate and or all life threatening situations.

TEXT2TALK messages are replied to during the hours of 7:00 a.m. (PST) and 9:00 p.m. (PST)

TEXT2TALK
760.440.UMTR (8687)

 

 


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