Through Ups & Downs

Life is made of good times and bad times. Our teen volunteers share what they have learned to help you deal with all the ups and the downs of life.

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 […]

Tips on Managing Online Schoolwork

With so much going on in the world it ca be hard to concentrate and succeed in school - especially when it's all online now. To help, here are a few helpful tips!

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.

Back-to-School Mental Health Tips from Teen Line Teens

Going back to school can be exciting, but for some it can bring anxiety, stress and it can make you make you feel sad. To help here are a few tips from our teen volunteers who are going through the same back-to-school emotions.

Finding Relief in Rough Waters

by Teen Line Volunteer, Sloan I’m often asked what the difference is between stress and anxiety. The difference between the two seems quite blurred in today’s society, as there are some overlaps. I differentiate the two by viewing stress as a reaction to a situation, while anxiety as a response to the stress itself. Anxiety […]

Chelsea’s Anxiety Playlist

There is no debate over the undeniable power music has over us. A certain song can transport you back to your first major heart break, hearing a specific melody can assert joy into your life when all seems sad and we all have that song that can make us break out in dance no matter […]

Teen Line Listeners Elton & Bianca Launch Clothing Brand, Handle W/ Care

A BRAND THAT CARES EQUALLY AS MUCH ABOUT STYLE AS ABOUT FELLOW HUMANS Handle w/ Care is an idea derived from passion and interest. Twins Bianca and Elton Sjoenell have been involved in different service organizations throughout the years, but ever since they joined Teen Line, each taking the intense 65-hour mental health training and […]

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 […]

Get to Know 2019 Outstanding Listener Award Recipient, Wyatt Sarkisian

Get to know the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Listener Award, Wyatt Sarkisian.

Get to Know Our Mentor Award Recipient, Sophie Penn

Sophie Penn is much more than a Listener on the hotline. For the past two years at Teen Line she has been a role model, LGBTQ teen speaker, friend and mentor. This is why she has been awarded the 2019 Mentoring Award.

5 Ways to be There for Sexual Assault Survivors

For the past two years Teen Line has greatly benefited from Simone Beres' compassion and empathy while working on the hotline. In addition to being a talented listener, Simone uses her powerful voice and experiences as a sexual assault survivor, as an outreach speaker. Simone has continued sexual assault advocacy in her community and has shared with us her top 5 ways to be there for someone who has survived sexual assault.

7 Things I’ve Learned from Teen Line by Teen Voice Award Recipient, Eva Wiener

Teen Voice Award Recipient, Eva Wiener, reflects on her Teen Line journey and shares 7 of the most important things she's learned as a Listener on the hotline.

Guide to Getting Along & Supporting Your Sibling from Teen Line Twins, Elton & Bianca

In honor of National Sibling Day, we asked our resident twins and Teen Line Listeners, Bianca and Elton, to share some insight on the importance of supporting and getting along with your sibling.

21 Questions with Teen Hero Honoree, Clifford Ki

Get to know our 2019 Teen Hero Award Recipient, Clifford Ki. After three years at Teen Line he will be leaving as an Outreach superstar, a great Listener, and a great friend that will be very missed.

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

If you could go back in time, is there anything you would have done differently? Do you regret how you handled a certain situation, or that you passed up an opportunity you didn’t recognize at the time? We asked our Teen Volunteers what advice they would give to their younger selves and this is what they said.

Andrew Charroux Goes Above & Beyond

Meet Andrew Charroux, he's the recipient of The Above & Beyond Award at the 2019 Teen Line Food for Thought Brunch. This award recognizes the teen that has gone above and beyond expectation, generously giving of their time and energy to help Teen Line and their peers. They display creativity and demonstrate extra caring and compassion for others.

21 Questions with Teen Hero Honoree, Chloe Rosenstock

For the 2019 Food for Thought Brunch, we have chosen Chloe Rosenstock as the recipient of the Teen Hero Award. In addition to being an excellent listener on the hotline, Chloe has given outstanding service in community outreach. To get to know just how amazing Chloe is, we decided to play a game of 21 questions.

Self-love is a concept our Teen Volunteers value, aim for and try to understand. Self-love isn't a singular thing, action, or verb. It's a process and it's different for everyone.