Our Impact

Teen Lifeline saves lives; here’s how.

Teen Lifeline’s work is all done towards the mission of preventing teen suicide in Arizona by enhancing resiliency in youth and fostering supportive communities. This happens through our peer-to-peer crisis hotline and suicide prevention education services for teens, educators, and parents.

In 2020, the hotline had 34,800 calls and texts, nearly 30% over 2019. On average, one in three were from teens considering suicide. In 2020, 29 peer counselors were trained and 5,743 teens, parents, and educators received prevention education.

Accredited, Top-Rated Professionals

Teen Lifeline always operates with clinical and suicide prevention best practices as a priority. Behind all of our suicide prevention education, volunteer life skills training, and hotline supervision is a team of suicide-informed, master’s level clinicians.

Teen Lifeline also receives top marks from several clinical and nonprofit reviewers across the board.

  • In 2003, Teen Lifeline became the first accredited peer counseling hotline officially recognized by the American Association of Suicidology—a certification we maintain through today.
  • Charity Navigator rates Teen Lifeline 100 out of 100 for our financial health, operational transparency, and thorough accountability.
  • GuideStar awards Teen Lifeline with its Platinum Seal of Transparency every year, the highest level of recognition it grants to organizations.
  • GreatNonprofits names Teen Lifeline as a Top-Rated Nonprofit every year, a highly selective award only given to the top 0.1% of charities.

Real Connections, Real Success Stories

At the end of every hotline call, suicide prevention training, student ID, donation, and program is a real person, finding and fostering connections to hope. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been changed through the support they found at Teen Lifeline; here are a few of those stories.

Real Connections, Real Success Stories

At the end of every hotline call, suicide prevention training, student ID, donation, and program is a real person, finding and fostering connections to hope. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been changed through the support they found at Teen Lifeline; here are a few of those stories.

Follow Teen Lifeline on social media!

Our suicide prevention and mental health resources don’t stop at our programs—our social media is a resource for teens, families, educators, and community leaders, too. We post several times a week on Facebook @TeenLifeline, Instagram @teen_lifeline, and Twitter @602248TEEN; there, you’ll find the latest:

  • Suicide prevention news and how to respond to it, according to suicide prevention specialists.
  • Organizational updates about Teen Lifeline’s impact, services, and how to get involved.
  • Mental health education—the science of teen mental health and suicide prevention, how-to guides on supporting yourself and others, and actionable, easy-to-understand resources to improve your and your loved ones’ lives.

Preview our most recent social media posts in the feed below!