Life as a Crisis Text Line Counselor

Providing virtual compassion in a time of extreme anxiety

What It’s Like to Be a Crisis Text Line Counselor Right Now
Ryan Fan has been volunteering as a crisis counselor with the Crisis Text Line for the last year or so. Fan has noticed an unsurprising uptick in people texting in and shared the experience on Medium.

“The need for fellow human compassion is essential in these times, even if it doesn’t come in traditional, physical form,” he writes. “I, too, haven’t spent that…

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