Teen Lifeline

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Call and Text Crisis Line: 602-248-8336 (TEEN)
Outside Maricopa, Call: 1-800-248-8336 (TEEN)

Our hours are: Call 24/7/365 | Text weekdays 12-9 p.m. &
weekends 3-9 p.m. | Peer Counseling 3-9 p.m. daily

1 in 5 teens report thoughts of suicide.

Saving teen lives with
a connection to hope

As Arizona’s only teen-to-teen crisis hotline, Teen Lifeline has been a crucial connection to hope for struggling teens for over 37 years.


Paired with youth development, suicide prevention education, Caring Contacts, and School ID Initiative programs, we’re making a world where all youth possess a sense of connectedness and hope for their future.


Every year, more and more teens reach out for help when they’re in crisis. In 2023 alone, we answered nearly 48,000 calls/texts on the hotline.

Learn More About Our Life-Saving Programs

Fostering resiliency takes all-around support—that’s why Teen Lifeline’s more than a hotline. We work with schools, communities, families, and teens to ensure everyone in a teen’s life is suicide aware.

School ID Initiative
School ID Initiative Including Teen Lifeline’s number on the back of school IDs and laptops connects Arizona teens to help and hope. Learn More
Mitch Warnock Act Trainings
Mitch Warnock Act Trainings These trainings satisfy the Mitch Warnock Act, which requires training for school personnel to recognize and respond to suicide risk. Learn More
Become a Peer Counselor
Become a Peer Counselor The peer counselors who answer the hotline are teens just like you. Explore and apply to our teen volunteer program. Learn More
Life Skills Development
Life Skills Development Teen volunteers undergo 72+ hours of training that prepares them to answer the hotline and handle challenges in their own lives. Learn More
Peer Counseling Hotline
Peer Counseling Hotline Teen Lifeline’s 24/7/365 peer-to-peer counseling hotline is an important connection of hope for teens across Arizona. Learn More
Prevention Services
Prevention Services Our masters-level clinicians work with schools and communities across Arizona to expand protective factors and reduce risk for teens. Learn More
Caring Contacts
Caring Contacts Teen peer counselors support teens who have been recently discharged from psychiatric facilities by sending them caring messages through phone calls, texts, care package, and letters. Learn More

Read Our Success Stories

Everyone our services reach is important. Read some of their stories to learn about the impact Teen Lifeline makes daily.

Read Our Success Stories

Everyone our services reach is important. Read some of their stories to learn about the impact Teen Lifeline makes daily.

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Mental Health Relationships Resources Teens Teaching Teens about Relationships Can Save Lives 70% of teens want to talk more with parents about relationships—specifically, how to start a one, what a mature relationship should look like, breakups, and how to avoid or handle being hurt in a relationship. Read on to learn how to talk with your teen about relationships… Learn More

Learn More About Suicide Prevention

Education is key in preventing teen suicide. These resources, written and reviewed by masters-level clinicians, are here to help.

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Mental Health Parents Relationships Resources Suicide Family Resilience: A Key to Teen Suicide Prevention Resilience, a major protective factor against suicide, is something that can be practiced and learned. Here’s how to foster… Learn More
Mental Health Resources Suicide Teens Warning Signs Warning Signs Knowing the warning signs of suicide will keep you alert and able to recognize if a friend or family… Learn More

Get Involved


Teen Lifeline’s mission is to prevent teen suicide in Arizona through enhancing resiliency in youth and fostering supportive communities.


Every donation saves lives. Your support helps us connect teens to help and hope and prevent teen suicide.