The Latest Suicide Prevention News
Read the latest stories about Teen Lifeline and our ongoing commitment to prevent teen suicide in Arizona.
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.
More 2021 Highlights
- Nonprofit Innovation Hub: Teen Lifeline answered the call for youth in need of support | ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation
- Teen Lifeline receives $5K donation | Scottsdale Independent
- Governor Ducey Announces $550,000 From AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund To Support Mental Health Organizations | Office of the Arizona Governor
- Suicide hotline tags now required in schools | Arizona Public Media’s Arizona 360 Show
- Suicide hotline tags now required in schools | Ahwatukee Foothills News
- New law requires suicide hotline number on school ID cards | KOLD News 13
- Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale Selects Teen Lifeline as its 10th Recipient of a $5,000 Donation | Arizona Foothills Magazine
- National Mental Health Awareness Month: Organizations Making a Difference | GreatNonprofits
- East Valley panel gives parents tools to help Arizona kids with mental health | Arizona’s Family
- Will the Kids Be All Right? | Raising Arizona Kids Magazine
- How saving lives with student IDs started with Paradise Valley Superintendent Dr. Troy Bales | Fox 10 News Phoenix
- Arizona student IDs to require suicide prevention phone number by July 1 | KTAR News 92.3 FM
- Watch Cronkite’s “Life Is…” Documentary on Youth Suicide in Arizona | Cronkite News
- At Teen Lifeline, teens help in ways only they can | Cronkite News
- Education, health officials concerned about the mental health of students | KOLD CBS 13
- Peer-run Teen Lifeline answers calls of despair with attitude of care | West Valley View
- En Foque Arizona: Por que no cuidamos nuestra salud mental? Un tabu entre los Latinos | Telemundo Arizona
- Suicide Prevention Week: Teens helping teens | KYMA NBC 11
- Valley high school football players make suicide prevention videos for peers | AZ Family
- Suicide hotline offers young people hope and a chance to talk with peers | Cronkite News
- Phoenix Stories 2020: Teen Lifeline | Phoenix Business Journal
- Quaran-teen: What is life like for LGBTQ+ youth at home during COVID-19 | Echo Magazine
- Five tips to cope with loneliness and isolation| Teen Strong AZ
- More teens calling Arizona hotline for help during Coronavirus crisis | KTAR 92.3 FM
- Teen Lifeline named Top-Rated Nonprofit | Arizona Business Magazine
- Connections of Hope raises $484k | Arizona RedBook
- Teens make a paper chain around Arizona State Capitol with messages of hope | KPNX NBC 12
- Thunderbirds Charities donates $100,000 to Teen Lifeline | Arizona Business Magazine
- Teen Lifeline earns GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency | Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
- Phoenix hotline addresses rising suicide rates | Raising Arizona Kids
- Teen suicide prevention: Highlighting the warning signs | KNXV ABC 15
- Saving Lives! Teen Lifeline | KESZ 99.9 FM
- Every teen suicide is a tragedy; here’s what Arizona is doing to prevent more | The Arizona Republic
- Teen Lifeline…suicide is not the answer | Teen Strong AZ
- Arizona suicide hotline lets teens in crisis get help from other teens | KTAR 92.3 FM