“Texting turns out to be incredibly effective for counseling in a crisis. It cuts right to the chase. You don’t get hyperventilating and crying. You just get facts. By the third message they’re spilling their guts.” Nancy Lublin’s Crisis Text Line is helping kids in need using a platform with which they feel comfortable. Its also collecting data that illuminates what’s troubling teens and makes it more likely they can be helped. You want to know what all this tech is good for? Check out how the Crisis Text Line is saving lives. (Full disclosure: I know Nancy, and she’s awesome.)