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High school football players raising awareness to prevent teen suicide

KOLD News 13   |   September 16, 2021

The high school quarterbacks involved in the Teen Lifeline-Grand Canyon State Gridiron PSAs are dedicated to reducing the stigma around mental health and ensuring their peers know there is help and hope.

“I’ve had family in my background that have had mental illness and they’ve passed away,” Tyler Haynie, Ironwood Ridge high school quarterback said. “It really connects to my heart and I just want other people to know they can talk about it and share, like to me, to anybody.”

Local high school football players speak up on teen suicide prevention

KVOA News Tucson   |   September 16, 2021

The high school football players involved in September’s suicide prevention PSAs know the struggles of being a teen right now because they are teens themselves.

According to Salpointe Catholic High School starting quarterback Treyson Bourguet, the pandemic made mental health an even bigger concern for him and his classmates. That’s why he and fourteen other high school football players across Phoenix and Tuscon got involved in the Teen Lifeline-Grand Canyon State Gridiron suicide prevention PSAs this September.

Arizona high school football players hope to prevent teen suicide with PSAs

KTAR News 92.3 FM   |   September 16, 2021

“These PSAs make a big impact because teens trust their peers.”

KTAR News writes about the impact of Teen Lifeline’s partnership with Grand Canyon State Gridiron making Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month PSAs.

High school athletes work together to prevent teen suicide

ABC15 Arizona   |   September 16, 2021

“High school athletes are joining the fight against teen suicide and letting others know it’s okay to ask for help.”

ABC15 discusses Teen Lifeline and Grand Canyon State Gridiron’s PSAs of high school football players sharing their messages of hope for Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This includes an interview with our Lead Prevention Specialist Morgan Phillips.

At Teen Lifeline, Teens Provide a Lifeline To Their Peers!

Giving Back & Moving Forward  |  September 14, 2021

“Until I sat down for coffee with Michelle Moorhead, the Executive Director of Teen Lifeline, I had not focused on how pervasive the issue of teen suicide is, and how the stresses of the pandemic have dramatically compounded the challenges faced by youth today.”

Dan Shufelt, the former CEO of Arizona Helping Hands, writes about Teen Lifeline for Suicide Prevention Month on his blog, Giving Back & Moving Forward.

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