Anne Marenco, Ph.D
Professor of Sociology
and by appointment
"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, 'Holy shit. . .what a ride!'"
The new Crisis Text Line will provide support for California Community College students who may be experiencing a mental health challenge. About half of adults will experience a mental health challenge over the course of their lifetime according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
To receive text-based support from trained Crisis Text Line counselors, students can text “COURAGE” to 741741. The support is free, accessible 24/7, and confidential. The organization has over 3,000 trained Crisis Counselors with strict safeguards and protocols to provide care, safety, and confidentiality for each user. To talk to someone about suicide, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
These services are always free. Crisis Text Line can be used for all crises such as LGBTQ issues, cyberbullying, suicide, anxiety, to name jsut a few--if in doubt, text! For more information, please visit www.crisistextline.org. You can pick up cards and bookmarks at the COC health center while the supply lasts.