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Celebrate National Telephone Day with a Potentially Life Saving Call or Text to a Teen

The Scottsdale Standard   |   April 2023

Staff and volunteers at suicide prevention nonprofit Teen Lifeline are urging anyone who knows a teen to Connect with Care on National Telephone Day, Tuesday, April 25, through a phone call or text.

“Connection, family support, and community support are all preventative factors that decrease the risk of suicide for our youth,” says Nikki Kontz, clinical director at Teen Lifeline. “There’s no better way to celebrate National Telephone Day than to use your phone for its best possible purpose – to connect with the teens you know and possibly save a life.”

Nonprofit Teen Lifeline Accepts Crypto Donations

Greater Phoenix In Business Magazine   |   February 2023

Phoenix-based nonprofit Teen Lifeline is now one of several thousand nonprofit organizations in the United States accepting cryptocurrency donations, joining the ranks of much larger, national nonprofits like the Ronald McDonald House, Save the Children and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America.

Photo of students and a teacher at Tolleson High School holding up thousands of paper link chains with messages of hope written on them for Chains of Hope 2022.

Tolleson High inspires hope with chain of messages

West Valley View   |   January 2023

For Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Valley schools competed to make the longest chain of handwritten paper notes to start the conversation of teen mental health and spread hope to Arizona’s adolescents. Tolleson High School topped the 2022 contest, creating a Chain of Hope spanning 2,677 links, or just under two football fields.

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.

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