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Nonprofit Innovation Hub: Teen Lifeline answered the call for youth in need of support

ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation  |  July 14, 2021

At the start of the pandemic, Teen Lifeline immediately recognized teens were going to need its services more than ever. This exclusive interview with ASU details the ways Teen Lifeline adapted to address the needs of teens, schools, and families throughout the pandemic, and how these services will look moving forward.

Teen Lifeline receives $5K donation

Scottsdale Independent | June 24, 2021

“When calls and texts are answered, we are able to help promote a positive path to turn around whatever issue is happening. I would like to thank Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale for its overwhelming support of the ongoing mission of Teen Lifeline,” said Jeff Fields, our Immediate Past Board President.

Governor Ducey Announces $550,000 From AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund To Support Mental Health Organizations

Office of the Arizona Governor | May 27, 2021

“The grant from the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund supports our statewide crisis text service that provides a lifesaving connection to hope for teens who feel disconnected, overwhelmed, isolated or depressed,” Michelle Moorhead, Executive Director of Teen Lifeline, continued when talking about the recent mental health funding from the Arizona Governor’s Office.

Suicide hotline tags now required in schools

Arizona Public Media’s Arizona 360 Show   |   May 21, 2021

The School ID Initiative is more than encouraging teens to call the crisis hotline when struggling—it’s also about changing the conversations schools have on campus, increasing the number of kids willing to come forward about themselves and their friends that are struggling, and equipping parents with the tools to talk with their teens.

It’s saved lives not just from the kids who called the hotline, but also from the conversations it started in classrooms, with teachers, with school counselors, and parents.

Suicide hotline tags now required in schools

Ahwatukee Foothills News | May 20, 2021

Over 1,000 high schools and nearly 60 colleges in Arizona will add a suicide prevention phone number to their student IDs this summer.

“Since suicide rates are high among adolescents and young adults, we want them to have a number at their fingertips when they’re unlikely to seek help on campus right away,” Nikki Kontz says.

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