New TEEN LINE Educational Video: LGBTQ

LGBTQ: Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities is the latest educational video by TEEN LINE. Hear from several youth in Los Angeles, CA about their coming out process, support, and embracing their identities. Professionals speak to the importance of support, safety, and celebrating individuality. We’re very excited to share this video with you, especially gearing […]

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Tour to Feature TEEN LINE

TEEN LINE TO BE FEATURED BY BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION AND EXPLORING THE ARTS AT UPCOMING CHEEK TO CHEEK TOUR STOP IN LOS ANGELES BTWF & ETA Will Highlight the Local Community Organization for Its Exceptional Work with Young People Los Angeles (May 13, 2015) – Born This Way Foundation and Exploring the Arts are […]

TEEN LINE Announces New Executive Director

TEEN LINE ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TEEN LINE, a teen-to-teen national hotline, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Carlson, MPH as the organization’s new Executive Director. Michelle joined the TEEN LINE staff, effective April 29th. She brings 15 years of experience in the mental health field, in areas such as policy, advocacy, research, […]

LGBTQ – Who is an Ally?

Update: The full video is now available! Check it out here. Our new video LGBTQ: Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities will be released this Thursday, May 14th! To help celebrate the pending release, we would like to introduce you to a few more inspiring people in our video, such as Isabel. She self-identifies as […]

TEEN LINE Partners with The Peninsula Beverly Hills & Barneys New York

TEEN LINE has partnered with The Peninsula Beverly Hills and Barneys New York for a very exciting offer! Between May 1st and June 30th – guests who experience the spring afternoon tea at the Peninsula Beverly Hills can book a complimentary makeup application at Barneys New York’s newly renovated Beverly Hills location. The experience includes […]

Contradictory Culture: Taking off the Masks

Contradictory Culture: Taking off the Masks When you are at school or anywhere for that matter, do you feel like putting on a mask? What are you hiding? Is it feelings? Your identity? Do you just feel pressured to hide in plain sight? Whatever reason, you’re not alone. Putting on masks can happen anywhere – […]

Day of Silence 2015

Are you ready for Day of Silence 2015?

Do you believe in equality for all? Does your school have a GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) or similar group? It’s time to start organizing for the Day of Silence! This year it falls on Friday, April 17th. “This quiet but powerful, student-led action raises awareness about the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination. […]

Self Injury Awareness

Self Injury Awareness Day ; Your Story Isn’t Over Yet

Teens call, text, and email in about self injury. One of the resources our TEEN LINE Listeners gives out is The Butterfly Project (*Warning* – May be triggering). Since not everyone will identify with butterflies, there is also the Semicolon Project. Be the change your body needs to live. Fight the stigma. #TheSemicolonProject #stigma […]

Shepard Fairey’s Trayvon Martin art commission for Ebony Magazine

Trayvon Martin: How we got distracted by a dress and some llamas

On February 26th, 2015 the Internet broke. Giggles ensued around two llamas that escaped and then relationships were destroyed around a dress. No, not the white one that was stolen from Lupita Nyong’o’s hotel room: we’re talking about team white and gold versus team blue and black. Somehow we missed that it was the third […]

Suicide: 5th Most Common Topic

We take suicide prevention seriously here at TEEN LINE. Out of all of the reasons teens text, email, and call in – suicide comes up as the 5th most common topic. It’s important for us to keep the conversation going, as it reduces the stigma and encourages people to seek support. Graham Moore brought attendees […]


Before Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin

“Few people know the story of Claudette Colvin: When she was 15, she refused to move to the back of the bus and give up her seat to a white person — nine months before Rosa Parks did the very same thing.” This Black History Month, we would like to shed light on a teen […]

10 Warning Signs of Depression (And How to Eliminate It From Your Life)

Have you or someone you have known experienced long-term bouts of sadness? What about loss of interest? When you have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities or start to feel that life isn’t worth living, you may be experiencing more than the blues. You may be experiencing depression. Here are 10 warning signs that you or […]

Teens Are Blogging About Suicide on the Internet, And No One Is Talking About It

Young brains aren’t fully developed, and they’re stereotyped and often written off for their emotional behavior while hormones are still leveling. But with suicide the third cause of death in the U.S. for 10-24 year-old’s per the CDC and 12 self-harm cases for every suicide, their temperament shouldn’t be brushed off. Yet with 85 percent […]

Suicide Prevention Begins with Discussion

“The first step is simply talking about the issue, tearing away some of the stigma clinging so fiercely to suicide that it’s sometimes not even discussed in the families it’s torn apart. Parents can begin the discussions early on, and keep those lines of communication open. As individuals, we can look up from our gadgets […]

The Strength Behind People With Mental Illness

These 3 points may help you rethink mental illness. “There’s a very uninformed, ongoing stigma that mental illness is some sort of weakness. There’s an equally uninformed stigma that if a person can’t “deal with” their mental illness on their own, that they’re weak. Both of these mindsets reflect a willful lack of education, but […]

TEEN LINE Parent’s Blog

Welcome to the first TEEN LINE Parent’s Blog.  Every week or so, we will provide you with some tips, support, and guidance in surviving and enjoying your child’s adolescence.  I am Cheryl Karp Eskin, the clinical supervisor at TEEN LINE, and a former TEEN LINE listener many years ago.  I am a Licensed Marriage and […]

Watch Teen Line’s Suicide Prevention Webinar

On December 9th, 2014 TEEN LINE presented a powerful, informative webinar on Teen Suicide Prevention. While it was specifically geared for educators, particularly high school teachers and administrators, the presentation was relevant for anyone who has contact with teenagers. The goal of the webinar was to raise awareness of mental health issues facing our young […]

Teen Suicide Prevention Webinar

Join TEEN LINE for a powerful, informative webinar on Teen Suicide Prevention. Together we can raise awareness of mental health issues facing our young people today and work to prevent teen suicide. This webinar is particularly for high school teachers and administrators – however all are welcome. Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 – 7 pm – […]