Teens Helping Teens


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 (toll-free in CA) from 6pm to 10pm PST.


Text "TEEN" to 839863 between 5:30pm-9:30pm PST to speak with one of our teens (Text STOP to opt out. Standard msg and data rates may apply - click here for terms and conditions).


TEEN LINE answers emails every evening. You can send us a question, and we will answer you as quickly as possible.

Message Board

You can ask other teens questions on our message boards. Read through the disscusions and login or register to join the conversation.

Teens Helping Teens. How Can You Help?


TEEN LINE is more than just a hotline. Our teens and adult volunteers gain invaluable knowledge in helping others, they work in a team-orientated environment, attend outreach opportunities, and they make a difference: in some cases even a life-saving one.

how you can help


Our Outreach program reaches over 38,000 people each year providing presentations on various topics pertinent to adolescence. Outreach services are tailored to fit any schedule or population. Schedule an outreach event today to help educate the community.

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The Dark Place Podcast

The Dark Place: TEEN LINE Podcast Interview

The Dark Place is a podcast that offers “Honest Conversations About Mental Health.” TEEN LINE is honored to be the first resource featured on the podcast as the “Light Place,” episode 13. Joel Kutz sat down with one of our staff members, Chris, to talk about the work we do and offer listeners a resource […]

2016 Save the date

Save the date: 2016 Teen Line Luncheon April 14th!

The 2016 TEEN LINE Food For Thought Luncheon will honor Founder Dr. Elaine Leader and the 35th Anniversary of the first call! Thursday, April 14th, 2016. The Beverly Hilton – Beverly Hills Ballroom. Stay tuned for details!  


This pride season, show your support! New LGBTQ video by TEEN LINE

From its inception in 1980, TEEN LINE has been at the forefront of reaching out to teens from every ethnicity, background, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The founder, Dr. Elaine Leader, has been responsible for that inclusion. “Since the early 90’s, we have had an LGBTQ outreach with LGBTQ teen speakers helping educate […]

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