“Tweets” from the Lifeline
In an effort to reach as many people in crisis as possible, SAMHSA’s National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now on Twitter, a social networking site with a rapidly growing user base.
Since early March 2009, the Lifeline Twitter account has gathered 151 “followers,” meaning 151 users have opted to receive updates—or “tweets”—from Lifeline via the service.
“Tweets” can only be 140 characters long, so Lifeline uses that space to promote the Lifeline phone number—1-800-273-TALK—and Web site— and to inform people about suicide warning signs and other suicide prevention resources.
Follow Lifeline on Twitter.
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