The Latest Suicide Prevention News
Read the latest stories about Teen Lifeline and our ongoing commitment to prevent teen suicide in Arizona.
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.
More 2021 Highlights
- 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