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Photo of a Basha High School football player miming answering a corded phone.

Someone to Call

Gilbert City Lifestyle   |   November 2022

Teens are reaching out for help in record numbers statewide. Teenage depression and teen suicide are unspoken issues that many families in the East Valley are dealing with on a day-to-day basis. Here’s what’s going on with teens today, what parents can do to help, and how Teen Lifeline supports teens and families through crisis.

Photo of the Bad Birdie x Teen Lifeline fashion line.

Bad Birdie golf apparel to donate proceeds to Teen Lifeline

Daily Independent   |   November 2, 2022

Bad Birdie, the Scottsdale-based golf apparel company that came onto the national scene in an episode of the Shark Tank TV show, is announcing its first-ever nonprofit collaboration with the Phoenix-based teen suicide prevention hotline, Teen Lifeline.

All proceeds from sales of two new, limited-edition polo shirts, a long sleeve T-shirt and two bucket hats will be donated directly to Teen Lifeline.

Photo of 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun presenting a check for $18,750 to the teen volunteers and staff members of Teen Lifeline.

100+ Women Who Care help out Teen Lifeline

East Valley Tribune   |   October 14, 2022

Each quarter, three charities are presented and the 100+ members vote on which of the three will receive a donation of $100 from each of its members. Teen Lifeline was selected in August and received a donation of $18,750.

Upon receiving the donation, Nikki Kontz, Clinical Director of Teen Lifeline, stated, “This donation is going to save lives. It’s so impactful the fact that a group of women came together and felt the lives of Arizona teens needed support and help.”

Screenshot of ALA-Queen Creek High School football student athlete Will Curtis's suicide prevention PSA for Teen Lifeline.

ALA-Queen Creek’s Will Curtis, other Arizona high school football players spearhead public service campaign to prevent teen suicide

Queen Creek Sun Times   |   October 1, 2022

Football teams from 18 high schools join Teen Lifeline, Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club to recognize Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with a series of suicide prevention PSAs.

Screenshot of Teen Lifeline Prevention Coordinator Morgan Hines in an interview with Univision Arizona.

Línea de prevención del suicidio de Arizona ofrece ayuda bilingüe e inmediata

Univision Arizona   |   Septiembre 29, 2022

Con múltiples factores que podrían llevar a una persona con depresión a considerar el suicidio, Arizona dispone de una línea de prevención a la que el usuario puede llamar al 988 y recibir ayuda bilingüe y en cuestión de segundos. El coordinador de prevención de Teen Lifeline, Morgan Hines, analiza las vías de apoyo bilingüe en Arizona, incluida la línea directa de Teen Lifeline.

(With multiple factors that could lead a person with depression to consider suicide, Arizona’s prevention line 988 can provide bilingual help to callers in a matter of seconds. Teen Lifeline Prevention Coordinator Morgan Hines discusses avenues of bilingual support in Arizona, including the Teen Lifeline hotline.)

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