Text, Talk, Act

Now through December 31, 2016, we bring you Text, Talk, Act for Families! 

In partnership with SAMHSA's Voice Awards, families (those we are born with and those we choose) can come together in a Text, Talk, Act conversation about how to strengthen their family's emotional and behavioral well-being through hope and help. 

Here's how it works: family members gather together with a cell phone. They text FAMILY to 89800 and then receive a series of text messages that guides their family through a conversation on how they can support each other and strengthen their emotional and behavioral well-being. Get the infographic!

Text, Talk, Act. Because mental health matters. 

Our original Text, Talk, Act conversation is also still available! Groups can text START to 89800 anytime at no cost (standard text messaging rates apply). This conversation works well with friends and peers.  Across the country, young people are having a nationwide conversation on mental health and how to help a friend in need. Through text messaging, small groups receive discussion questions to lead them through a conversation about mental health.

Here's how:



Because this conversation is going to take all of us.  

Join us on  in Text, Talk, Act, and invite your friends. Bring your friends, family and peers together to take part in this nationwide event. When your group is ready, text START to 89800.



Because conversation is important.


Because you can help change a life.

Gather your friends for this national dialogue to talk about the importance of taking care of your mental health - and how to help a friend in need - all through a fun and creative text-based dialogue! Get the infographic!

Contact Raquel Goodrich at rgoodrich@email.arizona.edu for additional information.

How Does This Work?

Questions about Privacy and Data Usage? Download the Privacy & Data Usage guide

Receive Text, Talk, Act Reminders

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Materials for Your Event

Get the organizing tookit and order free giveways for your event. Click here for all your event materials.

Does it Work?

Learn about the effectiveness of Text, Talk, Act. Download the study.

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