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October 4, 2022 34 min

Dr. Shairi Turner (she/her) is the Current Chief Health Officer at Crisis Text Line and she is an Unapologetically Black Unicorn. Dr. Turner shares how juvenile justice helped her understanding of trauma blossom and how the Crisis Text Line helped bring everything together for her. They talk about the purpose of the Crisis Text Line, recognizing that we are in a youth mental health crisis and the differences in need for BIPoC young people who text 741741.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline


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