Thriving Harnesses Respect, Inclusion, and Vested Empathy: A crisis text line staffed by marginalized individuals in STEM.
THRIVE Lifeline is a grassroots response to COVID-19, organized by experienced crisis managers who personally understand the significance of displacement, isolation, and financial loss, especially for marginalized individuals in STEM.
The events of 2020 caused large-scale collective and ongoing trauma, bringing to the public dialogue the need for self care and mental wellness.
Amid a crisis of global scale, many marginalized individuals face greater personal crises, including being sent to unsupportive and/or dangerous home environments, greater health risks, job, food, and home insecurity, and the inability to access what may be their only safe community.
Recognizing the particular vulnerabilities within our intersecting communities and the breadth of needs, we used our existing crisis team to open a small-scale crisis hotline. THRIVE Lifeline began as a grassroots crisis text line targeting marginalized people in STEM, or STEM-adjacent, and remains accessible to all who need it.
Within three months, our team became convinced that we must scale up and
sustain this crisis hotline resource and partner with other entities and
individuals in STEM as we partner together to improve mental health access and
support in STEM.
In June 2020, we officially registered T.H.R.I.V.E., Inc., a nonprofit
organization dedicated to the management of THRIVE Lifeline as well as to
training, consultation, and event accessibility and crisis management services.
We need your help in order to keep THRIVE Lifeline as a vital resource! You can help by volunteering, contributing, and sharing.
If at any time you would like to stop a text-based conversation, please text STOP. Conversations are 100% confidential.
Please reach out to The Trevor Project.
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