Every day in the United States an average of 3,040 teenagers, between grades 9-12 attempt suicide.*
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens 13-18 years old.
Nobody thinks this could happen in their family. Yet, teen suicide is happening more than we think.
Being a teen today is hard. They are learning how to deal with life stressors like school, relationships and social influences, but resist reaching out for help for fear of appearing as though they can't handle it all.
Teens do not have to go through it all alone. Not only are our trained Teen Listeners available to help via talk, text and email but we also offer many programs. Our Teen Talk app provides peer support to thousands of teens to help prevent mental health crises, our Community Outreach team works in schools to teach teens ways to manage difficult teen issues and where to reach out for help, and our Teen Suicide Prevention Training trains LAPD, school staff, and mental health professionals.
Now more than ever, the need for Teen Line is critical.
On November 27th, #GivingTuesday is a reminder that after shopping for family and friends, and maybe yourself, that it’s time to give back. Teen Line relies on the generosity of individual donors to help teens navigate life’s struggles.
By making a tax-deductible contribution to Teen Line, you are helping to provide a valuable, life-changing resource for our youth. Thank you for your support!
Teen Line is a 501(c)(3)Non-Profit Organization / Federal Tax Identification #95-3760982.
For more info, please visit www.teenlineonline.org
*National Center for Education Statistics/CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Report 2017