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New tool shows crisis trends in real time by state

Source: Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services

A new tool from Crisis Text Line reveals the location, day of the week, time of day, accompanying issues, and words most associated with specific mental health issues. For example, substance abuse peaks at 6am. Eating disorders peak on Sunday and Wednesday. Meanwhile, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Mississippi score highest for bullying. Data is updated daily, so real-time trends in mental health across the country can be spotted. The updated portal, funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and available at, enables users to search the data based on geography, issue area and time period. Data visualizations (colorized maps) use anonymized and aggregated data from more than 600,000 crisis conversations over three years to make the largest real-time crisis data set in America interactive and accessible to the public. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information. Text 4HOPE to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

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