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project toe - February 8th 2011, 08:54 PM

has anyone heard of project toe?

i just found out about it. its new though, so that would expalin why...anyway, its like a self harm help line but you text instead of calling. its completley confidential, that dont ask for your name or track your phone or anything. and its free.
so basically how it works is, whe you have the urge to self harm you text them and someone will have a texting conversation with you to distract you until the urge to self harm has gone away.
its new and they are still in the prototype phase, so they arent accepting new people right now and the hours are limited becasue they need to get more volenteers, but they are going to be expanding so that people can use this service soon.

what are your thoughts on this? do you think that its is a good idea and would be helpful to self harmers? do you think you would use this?


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Re: project toe - February 8th 2011, 09:30 PM

I think that WOULD be a good thing. I mean i would never want to call anyone, but texting maybe i would! so yeah i think it would be a good idea.
   
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Re: project toe - February 9th 2011, 05:50 PM

I think that is a really good idea as well; a lot of people find it hard to talk to people on the phone, so texting is a great idea. :-)


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Re: project toe - February 10th 2011, 01:18 AM

I agree, I think this is a GREAT idea. For me I have wanted to call to helpline before but I always get scared and I don't know what to say, texting would be so much more easier because you don't have to actually talk to the person.


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Re: project toe - February 10th 2011, 01:33 AM

This is a totally amazing idea!! Where can I sign up to be a volunteer!?



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Re: project toe - February 10th 2011, 03:03 AM

Definitely a great idea!


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Re: project toe - February 10th 2011, 05:08 PM

That does sound like a neat idea. I'm sure that a lot of people would really benefit from it.
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Re: project toe - February 11th 2011, 05:28 PM

I just scheduled an interview to become a volunteer!



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Re: project toe - February 11th 2011, 07:06 PM

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I just scheduled an interview to become a volunteer!
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Re: project toe - February 11th 2011, 08:06 PM

I think this is an awesome idea!



   
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Re: project toe - February 11th 2011, 08:40 PM

Anyone in the US or Canada can now use Project Toe, the number to text is 331-442-4863. Because they have so many people texting in and so little staff they can only guarentee a response between the hours of 11am and 1am eastern time. All you have to do is text the word "toe" and they will have a text conversation with you about just about anything to distract you until the urge passes. When the urge passes you can just tell them that. Everyone who has used Project Toe so far has great things to say about it. If you want they are expanding their staff so if you are intersted in volunteering just send an e-mail to info@projecttoe.com


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