I found out about In Touch through Touched By An Angel’s blog. In Touch is a non-profit counseling service which was initially established for expats but now also caters to Filipinos, especially those who need counseling. They’re run by volunteers and if I’m not mistaken, focus their activities on Crisis Line. The group may be contacted through the following:
Office Address: 2/F, 48 McKinley Road, North Forbes Park, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Office Phones: +63 2 8931893 /8106233
Fax: +63 2 8931892
Crisis Line: +63 2 8937603 /+63 2 8937606
Mobile Text messaging: type hello crisisline and send to 2333 (Globe) or 211 (Smart)
I wish I had known these numbers several years ago (you know what I’m talking about, my loyal blog readers). For those who are suicidal or needs emotional support, take note that the Crisis Line is open up to 9PM only. I hope they’re be available 24/7 soon.
I emailed Crisis Line last night expressing my support for their service and they informed me that they operate 24/7 now. Here is their reply:
Thank you for emailing In Touch.
For your information, our crisis line counseling is available 24/7. Please call 893 1893 for more information.
Rica S. Gonzales