'TXT4Life' is a text message helpline service helping prevent suicides in Minnesota and is now available in all counties.

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week(September 6th-12th) and you can use#StopSuicide if you want to join in on the conversation on social media. Suicide is the 9th leading cause of death in Minnesota after health related problems and accidents.

In this day in age it's so much easier to text rather than talk on the phone or in person. I think it's a great idea for there to be a text helpline. The TXT4Life headquarters is located in Richfield, MN with counsleours and trained volunteers who can manage up to 500 text conversations using special software.

You can read the full article from  CBS Minnesota here and if you need any assistance please text "Life" to 61222.