Nancy Lublin

How data from a crisis text line is saving lives

785,123 views • 9:39
Subtitles in 27 languages
Up next
Details
Discussion
Details About the talk

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.

About the speaker
Nancy Lublin · Activist

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

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