Nancy Lublin:
How data from a crisis text line is saving lives

TEDWomen 2015 · 9:39 · Filmed May 2015
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When a young woman texted DoSomething.org with a heartbreaking cry for help, the organization responded by opening a nationwide Crisis Text Line for people in pain. Nearly 10 million text messages later, the organization is using the privacy and power of text messaging to help people handle addiction, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, sexual abuse and more. But there's an even bigger win: The anonymous data collected by text is teaching us when crises are most likely to happen — and helping schools and law enforcement to prepare for them.

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As the CEO and Founder of Crisis Text Line, Nancy Lublin is using technology and data to help save lives. Full bio
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