Mission & History

For a world where all youth possess hope.

Teen Lifeline’s mission is to prevent teen suicide in Arizona through enhancing resiliency in youth and fostering supportive communities. Our work is done towards the vision of a world where all youth possess a sense of connectedness and hope for their future. Since our hotline opened in 1986, Teen Lifeline has been a key support for youth across Arizona. While the hotline is the heart of why we began, we’ve since expanded our services to include life skills development for teen volunteers, best practices suicide prevention education, and community outreach so that everyone in a teen’s life is supported and informed.