Health group hopes textline will reach HV teens following suicides

The Mental Health Association of Middletown is hoping a textline it set up will help reach out to teens in the wake of the recent suicides and attempted suicides at Monroe-Woodbury High School.

The association says that it set up the line since teens are more likely to text than to call.

Since the line was established in October, it has helped dozens of people get through a range of issues from their sexuality to thoughts of suicide.

The textline is open from 5 p.m. to midnight, Friday-Sunday, at 845-391-1000. A 24-hour phone helpline is also available at 1-800-832-1200.

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