Director of constituency services for the Mississippi Department of Mental health, Shannon Ruston, says that some young adults are ashamed or intimidated by the idea of calling and speaking directly to a staff member.
She says the new "Talk About it" program provided by Ancomm will let teenagers discuss mental health issues anonymously.
The program can be accessed by visiting the agency's Web site. A link is provided below.
After creating an account, people can send anonymous e-mails and text messages to the Helpline.
The Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-877-210-8513.