Mental Health First Aid does not teach people to be therapists, rather it teaches lay people how to assist someone who may be in the early stages of developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
Teen Line was featured on our webinar for teen suicide prevention- Excellent program TEEN LINE is a teen to teen hotline where teenagers can talk to a trained teen listener about any problem, no matter how big or small. TEEN LINE receives over 10,000 texts, emails, and calls per year from all over the world. Since its inception in 1980, TEEN LINE has touched and saved countless lives. TEEN LINE is also active in the community offering outreach on topics such as suicide prevention, bullying, and substance abuse. TEEN LINE is proud to be a part of the juvenile procedures curriculum on teenage suicide for the Los Angeles Police Department. We have recently begun a program educating parents on warning signs of depression and suicide in teens. TEEN LINE is open 7 nights a week from 6-10 PM PST at 310-855-4673 or 800-TLC-TEEN (in CA). For more information, please check out our website at www.teenlineonline.org.