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In this Tuesday, March 26, 2013 photo, Kara Hoppe, one of the adult supervisors, is seen with a wall full of help resources at the Teen Line center, that takes text messages and phone calls from teens seeking help, at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. As more teens have gone mobile, using their phones as an extension of themselves, hotline providers have tried to keep up. Fewer seem to operate today than in decades past.

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Crisis hotlines turning to text to reach teens

They stream in from teens around the United States, cries for help often sent in by text message. "I feel like committing suicide," one text read. "What's the suicide hotline number?" Another asked: "How do you tell a friend they need to go to rehab?"

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