- Prof Pat McGorry Australian of the Year 2010
Suicide prevention is more important than ever as the shadow pandemic with a global increase of 25% in anxiety and depression surges across the world. So In Tough Times Text is a timely and practical resource and website that guides people in how to talk to people who may be struggling. This is complementary to our own #chatsafe initiative at Orygen which is tailored for young people. 100's of medically approved text options are provided and can be selected and sent via your smart phone. We should all have this app and website at our fingertips to help us to save precious lives.
Tony Stevenson CEO of Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia
In Tough Times Text is a practical easy to access website & resource that gives people the words they need to talk to someone they are worried about. It goes beyond explaining why it is important by providing 100's of text options you can select from and send via your phone. It is a wonderful resource that supports people throughout the entire process. We also love that the texts have been medically approved so you can have confidence that what you are saying will be helpful. Everyone should have this website save in their phone as we know that sending a text can save lives!
Anonymous senior figure
I have been so busy that I've only got to see the site in full. It is terrific. I am unable to give it an endorsement because of my position but I am more than happy to circulate the link at my work which has 150 mental health professionals inclusive of lawyers, psychiatrists and other mental health clinicians. Life is precious and any contribution to maintaining it is important work.