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.
Teen Lifeline has powerfully impacted my school and students for over 5 years! Through the educational expertise of Alicia Celis, I have learned to be a more effective listener and first responder for a student in crisis. Teen Lifeline has presented the Teen Depression/Suicide 50-minute curricula and each time 2-3 students come forward with serious emotional concerns that otherwise may have gone unresolved. For example, a 9th Grade student broke down in tears and confessed that she had been using an unprescribed substance to self medicate because she was in an abusive relationship. She received the supportive counseling that she needed and later stated that "the Teen Lifeline presentation saved my life." That particular student went on to become a Teen Lifeline Hotline Volunteer and is currently studying psychology at Arizona State University. I am impressed and very thankful for the Teen Lifeline Organization and the positive impact it has on our school community.
Alicia at Teen Lifeline has gone above and beyond to support and educate students at our school in Mesa, Arizona. She has dedicated countless days and hours to present to our students and we continue to receive positive feedback from students, staff, and families in our community. The teen support line that Teen Lifeline provides has proved to be a valuable resource to our student population. I would highly recommend that more high schools partner with Teen Lifeline and educate their students about suicide prevention.
Being in a new state, knowing nobody, being homeschooled, and living your life alone for over a year was an extremely difficult thing I had to go through. I felt completely alone, but then I found Teen Lifeline. I not only now get to help others, but I was able to help myself. When I first started, I was lonely, quiet, and scared. Teen Lifeline helped me break out of my shell and become the person I am today. Now, I'm as happy as I've ever been, surrounded by amazing people that I can call my friends. Not only that, but every single day I get to make a change. I get to be there for others and give them the help, support, and confidence that I wish I had gotten. Not a day goes by where I don't think about how lucky I am to have found such an incredible place.