'NYC Teen Text' program launched

The city's first lady and first daughter have launched a new mental health resource for teenagers. Chirlane McCray and Chiara de Blasio announced the rollout

Chiara de Blasio helped announce the start of the pilot program.

Chiara de Blasio helped announce the start of the pilot program. (3/25/15)

NEW YORK - The city's first lady and first daughter have launched a new mental health resource for teenagers. 

Chirlane McCray and Chiara de Blasio announced the rollout of "NYC Teen Text" at Millennium High School in Brooklyn, which is one of 10 high schools taking part in the pilot program. 

"NYC Teen Text" provides students with a number to text for free and confidential counseling. It also connects them to ongoing support resources. 

Posters and other materials will be posted at participating schools to remind teens of the help available to them. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The organization works in neighborhoods to help promote 1 Save Our Street talent show takes over P.S. 289
A Brooklyn artist is dedicating a portrait to 2 Brooklyn artist memorializes slain Bronx EMT
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano delivered his State 3 VIDEO: County Exec. Ed Mangano delivers State of the County address
Two teens attempting to jump from one rooftop 4 Teen dies trying to jump between rooftops
Police say the woman was struck while crossing 5 Pedestrian struck, killed in Mill Basin

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE