How To Help Spread The Word
What School Administrators Can Do:
Flyers – In the school counselor, principal, nurse and coaches offices. Posted in every classroom.
Webpage – Update your school’s counseling or student wellness webpage to include “Text Got5 to 741-741.”
Student IDs – Advertise this resource on the back of student IDs.
Email Signatures – Include “Text got5 to 741-741 for free crisis counseling” in all staff email signatures.
Social Media – Share the resource regularly across all social media profiles.
Bathrooms – Post stickers with resource in every bathroom stall.
Assemblies – At an upcoming student assembly or PTSA night, have people take out their phones and enter 741-741 in their contacts.
Online Portals – Include the resource in all remote learning resources and online student portals (Google Classroom, Canvas, Zoom, Schoology, etc.).
Share – Spread the word by sharing this toolkit with the PTA at your school so they can spread awareness of the number as a resource.
What Teachers Can Do:
Syllabi & Assignments – Include the resource in all syllabi and assignments.
Email Signature – Include the resource in your email signature.
Online Learning Sessions – Add a reminder of the resource to all online learning sessions (in Zoom chats, Google hangouts, etc.).
Communications – Add the resource to all class-wide communications.
Phones – Encourage students to save “text got5 to 741-741” in their phones if they ever need it.
Share – Spread the word by sharing this toolkit in social media groups and professional circles for teachers.
What Students Can Do:
Chalk Campaign – Write the number on sidewalks, in the parking lot, and on whiteboards in classrooms.
Campus Clubs & Publications – Activate student groups to spread the word. Write an article about Crisis Text Line and the data at crisistrends.org in the school newspaper. Create a recurring ad in the newspaper promoting the resource.
Announcements – Include “text Got5 to 741-741” or Crisis Text Line public awareness videos in school announcements.
Social Media – Post on social media platforms so that your friends know where to turn in crisis: “Text Got5 to 741-741.”
What Parents Can Do:
Your Community – Be an advocate at your kid’s school. Share this toolkit with school leaders. Table at farmers markets and community events.
Share 741-741 With Your Kids – Tell them about it. Maybe even just subtly put a flyer on the refrigerator.
Other Parents – Email friends. Post on Facebook. Spread the word to other parents.