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Special Project
From the 6th Annual Shorty Awards

The Help Hotline

Finalist in Teen Activism

About The Help Hotline

@TheHelpHotline is an account created to help others struggling with suicidal thoughts, self harm, eating disorders, depression, etc. This account was created by 16-year-old Kasey Lemley on September 18, 2012. Kasey believes she can change the world. She tweets inspirational photos and quotes daily, hoping to make others feel better. Kasey lives in a small town in West Virginia and would love for her account to grow and be seen by more people. Kasey loves helping people recover, because she herself is in recovery. She says her followers are her “family" and she tries to help them with whatever they're struggling with.

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