New Year’s Resolutions for Good Mental Health

Practice Gratitude – When times are tough, this can be difficult, but also grounding. Appreciating the simple moments of joy or goodness in our lives can build positive emotions & boost your immune system. Expressing gratitude can even have lasting, positive effects on your mental health. Commit to physical health – Mental & physical health […]

Teen Line Welcomes Julio Hernandez, EdD to Board of Directors

Julio Hernandez is an Assistant Principal at John Marshall High School, with over 20 years experience working in both middle and high schools. Julio has earned various degrees including his Doctorate and two Masters degrees and has been lucky enough to have lived in both London and Barcelona during his undergraduate college years. These experiences […]

Teen Line and Microsoft Partner to Elevate Hotline Impact

Teen Line has been awarded an AI for Accessibility Grant by Microsoft to apply Artificial Intelligence to our youth hotline. Teen Line volunteers will participate in data annotation to develop machine learning modeling to understand and map teen language to mental health issues and symptoms to improve hotline management to better serve youth. Teen Line […]

Support Our Cause

COVID-19 has magnified the growing mental health crises of all youth. Teen Line strives to help those most vulnerable and negatively impacted, youth from communities of Black, Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC), given the critical disparities. Anxiety and depression has tripled during the pandemic, with Black and Latinx communities shouldering the heaviest burden. COVID-19 […]

Resources for Those Impacted By Recent Injustices

If you or someone you know is feeling anxious, upset, lonely, stressed, having suicidal ideations, and/or at risk of suicide, and need support, you are not alone. We must keep talking and we must provide support to ourselves, friends, family, and community. For help, there are several resources available: Helpful Resources Embrace LAEmpowering communities through […]

How to Feel Connected While Social Distancing

COVID-19 is creating a scary & predictable time. To combat feeling loneliness & isolation, here are a few tips on how to stay connected.

Teen Line Is MOVING! Hotline Will Be Closed

In an effort to expand our hotline to help more teens in need, Teen Line will be moving to a new location on January 6th, 2020. As a result, our hotline will be closed on January 6th, and reopen on January 7th at 6pm PST. If you call our hotline on January 6th, your call […]

Eleanor’s Happy Playlist

Music has an undeniable power over our lives. A great beat can get our bodies moving, a lyric can inspire action and a whole playlist can change our current perspectives of life. Eleanor Angelli-Neff knows this very well and wants to share her Happy Playlist. Eleanor was our 2019 Teen Voice Award Recipient at our […]


Every day in the United States an average of 3,040 teenagers, between grades 9-12 attempt suicide.* Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens 13-18 years old. Nobody thinks this could happen in their family. Yet, teen suicide is happening more than we think. Being a teen today is hard. They are learning how to […]

Teen Line Executive Director, Michelle Carlson, on The Other F-Word Podcast: Conversations About Failure

Michelle Carlson, Executive Director of Teen Line, was featured on The Other F-Word Podcast on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018.  The Other F-Word is a podcast that’s all about FAILURE! They share inspiring, messy, tragic, and funny stories that make us human.  Their goal is to create a change in our culture by carving out a […]

Support around 13 Reasons Why

  The long anticipated 13 Reasons Why return is tomorrow. Netflix has been receptive to many of the criticisms of the first season, and the results of a study through Northwestern University about the show’s impact. There will be more trigger warnings, resources given, and actors stepping out of character to talk about mental health […]

13 Reasons Why – Season Two – Trauma Trigger?

Netflix fictional drama series, 13 Reasons Why, begins its second season this Friday, May 18. The show takes a graphic look at the tough real-life issues experienced by teens today including bullying, depression, sexual assault, substance abuse and suicide. 13 Reasons Why hoped to spark important conversations about issues that concern teens — from sexual assault […]

2018 Food for Thought Brunch

Our annual Food for Thought Luncheon was turned into a brunch this year! The fabulous event took place on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at the UCLA Carnesale Commons Palisades Room. It was a beautiful family event where we honored our amazing teens and celebrated our organizational achievements! The event was hosted by comedian and co-creator […]

Teen Line Alumni Spotlight

Sarah Kate McGowan, Ph.D. Teen Line Listener 1999-2004 Teen Line Board Member 2015-present When I was a 9th grader in high school and got accepted into Teen Line, I had to make a choice: attend the coveted Freshman canoeing/camping trip or attend the first week of the 13-week intensive training that Teen Line provides to its […]

Elaine’s 90th Birthday Wish

  CELEBRATING MY 90TH BIRTHDAY For many years I wanted to make an impact that would be long lasting.  When I graduated high school I thought I wanted a career as a diplomat but my education and interest in adolescent development ultimately led to helping to found the Teen Line.   As co-founder and its Executive […]

Hotline listeners on REAL 92.3

Teen Line’s teen hotline listeners were recently featured on REAL 92.3’s shows with Ryan Seacrest, Nina Chantele and DJ Damage to talk about the stresses and pressures of going back to school.  This initiative was a result of our partnership with Well Being Trust, a national foundation dedicated to advancing the mental, social and spiritual […]

Teen Line Call-A-Thon

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, Teen Line presents our very first Teen led Call-A-Thon! Capping off the last day of #nspw we are extending our Hotline phone, text & email hours from 4 hours to 12 hours from 12pm -12am! This event is a Teen Led fundraiser creatively thought out and brought to […]


Teen Line, a teen-to-teen national hotline, is pleased to announce the S. Mark Taper Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to support the hotline, training and outreach programs. This grant will provide immediate, early intervention for teenagers who are facing a mental health crisis or who are just needing someone to talk to; training of […]