• Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world
• 80% of people who seek help for depression are treated successfully
• Strongest risk factor for suicide is depression
• 1 out of 5 high school students will think about suicide during high school
• Research shows that suicide is preventable through education and awareness
Resources to Communicate with:
Do you need help working something out? Do you want to talk to someone who understands, like another teen? We're here to help! Call (310) 855-HOPE or (800) TLC-TEEN (nationwide toll-free) from 6pm to 10pm PST.
Text "TEEN" to 839863 between 6:00pm-9:00pm PST to speak with one of our teens (Text STOP to opt out. Standard msg and data rates may apply
TEEN LINE answers emails every evening. You can send us a question, and we will answer you as quickly as possible. Click here.
You can ask other teens questions on our message boards. Read through the discussions and login or register to join the conversation. Click here for the message board.
National Crisis Lines:
Websites that can help:
In an emergency:
Please call 911
Are you or a friend you care about severely depressed or suicidal?
Does your Student or Friend Need Counseling?
Do not wait to ask for help.
Action Steps You May Want to Take:
1. Please let your school counselor know or call the front office
to make a phone or in-person appt to discuss your concerns
3. There are Community counseling centers in our area that specialize in
working with teens and families!
4. You may consult your primary care doctor or take your child to urgent care
Stress in High School
If you experience difficulty in managing
stress, please ask for help.
Counselors or counseling in the community can
teach you strategies that you can use to manage stress.