Teen Lifeline is a wonderful organization doing amazing work. The many lives that have been saved by this organization speaks volumes. Many of the people working the phones are people who have been helped directly from this organization. That in and of itself is a testament to the great work they are doing.
Teen Lifeline is doing tremendous work in the community by assisting teens and their families who are dealing with depression, suicidal thoughts and related issues.
The teen (peer counselor) to teen (caller) hotline format is the key. It allows the callers to be candid in a way that they simply would not be when speaking to an adult.
I am extremely proud to contribute to this nonprofit because it addresses such a devastating issue and has demonstrated outstanding successes in providing struggling teens with connections of hope that save lives.
Teen Lifeline serves an important role in the Arizona community. In addition to the crisis hotline, they provide community outreach services for prevention, education, and postvention.
When a teen feels like they have no other options, TL gives them someone to talk to. The organization is one of only a handful in the country that has teen peer volunteers staffing a crisis hotline. The impact of this is tremendous as it allows Arizona teens to feel like they're talking with someone who relates to them, not "just an adult" who "doesn't understand" them.
Teen Lifeline is truly a special organization, providing invaluable experience to its volunteers and, even more importantly, saving the lives of Arizona teens on a regular basis.
I have been a proud board member of Teen Lifeline for a couple years. I was introduced to Teen Lifeline as a vendor and was given a tour by one of the teens. The professionalism and knowledge of the teenager giving the tour was so impressive and it was shocking to hear the statistics of teenagers that have considered suicide. Teen Lifeline’s peer counselors and staff genuinely care about the teens they are talking too and are committed to helping them get help with their problems.
I continue to be impressed with the community impact at Teen Lifeline and their community outreach. I attended a Mom Talk offering insights on how to communicate, available resources and the realities of being a parent. In addition, they were gracious enough to discuss ideas with our football team coaches on effective ideas for communicating with and supporting local student-athletes.
Teen Lifeline has been there for me, as an educator/prevention specialist who works with youth leaders and with youth at high risk for self-harm. I have worked with Teen lifeline for over 20 years in the Phoenix/Maricopa County area. They have responded to requests to help me train peer leaders in suicide prevention and intervention at two districts in the Maricopa County area. They have also assisted me and the schools, for which I have coordinated crisis response, when we have had the terrible experience of having student(s) complete suicide. Teen Lifeline has willingly worked with the administrators of schools to help them to create a recovery plan in the aftermath of completed suicide. They have also been willing to transport their peer leaders to present with me at depression and suicide prevention professional development training sessions and conferences. They have always responded positively to my requests for brochures and cards to hand out to staff and students and to set up a display table at conferences that I am coordinating. The directors, staff and peer leaders of Teen Lifeline are always professional and personal in their response to my needs and requests. I am thrilled that a former student that I worked with will be a BS social work intern at Teen Lifeline this school year and know that she will learn to "pay it forward".
The number of teens who feel alone and consider suicide is staggering. Teen Lifeline is an amazing organization that gives those teens hope and literally saves lives. We are so fortunate to have this well-run, caring resource!
It's rare to find a cause that truly makes a difference and saves people's lives. Teen Lifeline is that organization made up of tremendous individuals that come together as a team to win the fight against teen suicide. They touch my heart with the care, education and prevention provided. It's a great honor to have crossed paths and know they are there and always will be. Thank you for the great work you do and God Bless.
Teen lifeline provides a valuable service to schools and all teens who call the hotline as well as the volunteers. The teens that volunteer and go thru the training at Teen lifeline come away with lifelong skills knowing that they have made a difference in the lives of others.
I've had the honor of being involved in Teen Lifeline for many years and I have only had positive words and thoughts when I share their stories with others. Teen Lifeline's mission is important and impactful to those who are involved in any capacity. The stakeholders in their work are endless. Everyone from those who call in, teen counselors, employees, donor, educators, the list goes on and on.
Not only to I find my experience with TLL improves every year, I feel there staff handles events, conversations and outreach with the utmost class and professionalism.
I am proud to say that I will be a life-long donor.
I volunteered for teens lifeline when I was in high school and during those years as a peer counselor, I not only feel like I made ano impact on my community but I had fun there and gained life long friends. Teen Life Line does so much to help troubled youth and I am proud to have been part of such a wonderful organization!
What a great resource for our tweens, teens, and families today! It is a wonderful tool to be able to offer the community that I work in.
It is always beneficial to have information for parents, to help teens work through pressing issues, help create some needed coping skills, and know there is always someone for them to turn to.
I am looking forward to working with them again this school year.
This is such an amazing organization that truly helps give teens an outlet to get free help. Everyone is super friendly and professional. The outreach is fantastic and the results are life-changing. I volunteered when I was in high school 15 years ago and it really opened my eyes to the importance of being there for others. Fast forward to today, and this non-profit is thriving and making a significant difference to reducing Arizona's suicide rate.
Teen Lifeline was a great resource at our school this year. Their guides, hotline, community education and prevention services were valuable resources for staff, students, and parents. Knowing the warning signs and what one can do to help support a child in crisis helped us to identify and provide supports for children battling with depression.
I was introduced to Teen Lifeline in 2009 when I began working for a company that was involved as a donor. I was fortunate to be able to attend the annual fund-raiser event sitting at the company table and also playing in the annual golf tournament fund-raiser. Attending these events allowed me to gain an understanding of all the great things this organization does in the community. Coming from a financial background, I know Teen Lifeline spends their money wisely. If it doesn't make an impact in the community, it isn't spent. The peer counseling is what they do best. Teens want to talk to other teens about issues. They don't want to talk to adults. I know this first hand as I have a 14-year old daughter. Investing in a teen's future is a noble cause and Teen Lifeline is a class act. I always look forward to the annual fund-raising event where I'm reminded that my donations are saving lives. When you hear the stories of 5 or 6 teens who may not have been there that evening if it weren't for Teen Lifeline, you can't help but shed a few tears of joy. I strongly encourage you to take a look at this Organization and what they do. I know you will want to be a part of its mission.
Teen Lifeline Inc was truly a lifeline for my school! They were there for us to help support our staff, students, and families when we lost a student to suicide. They educated our staff on the signs to look for in students in order to provide early intervention and support in order to help prevent another tragedy. They worked with our students to help them identify the warning signs in themselves and their friends, and what to do if they see them. They also hosted a parent night to help parents understand their children and what they are feeling, as well as provide resources to the families. I have countless resourced that were provided by Teen Lifeline that I have handed out to parents and students when they are needed. I cannot express my appreciation enough for what the wonderful people that work at Teen Lifeline have done for my school! They have been there to support us and our community to help us help our children in so many ways!
Teen Lifeline has really had a positive impact on our school. They have always been more then willing to come and speak to our classes and help provide support when our students needed it. We had a student commit suicide last year, and we relied on TeenLifeline to be there as a support to all of our students as they went through that difficult time. Its so important to have an agency where you can have people talk to struggling teens.
Teen Lifeline Inc. volunteer program is phenomenal! The training, support, organization is an excellent life skill for high school aged teens. Adolescence is a tough time, and often adults forget that each hour teens are faced with choices, decisions, and conflict. Teen Lifeline not only provides support for those teens in need of support, but an opportunity for teens to volunteer and get real life experiences and life enhancing skills. I recommend this agency to any teen that is interested in volunteering for an agency that trains teens to be confident, informed, positive role models in a safe and supportive community.
Wonderful and caring people! A valuable asset to the community.
Teen Lifeline is wonderful. They have served our school and district for many years. They are our greatest asset in our community and serve our students at a moments notice.