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Avery Dennison Hosts Teen Line Volunteers!

On August 15th, Avery Dennison hosted Teen Line at their downtown graphic design studio for an evening of creativity and fun! Several of our Teen Volunteers and the amazing staff at Avery Dennison spent the night designing one-of-a-kind Teen Line items including sweatshirts, t-shirts, caps and totes that were used for prizes in our Call-a-thon […]

Meet Teen Line’s Outreach Team!

Aubrey Abuana, Teen Line Outreach Coordinator Aubrey Abuana is conflict resolution practitioner with experience in trauma informed mediations, community organizing and policy advocacy for children and families. She received her bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and a Master of Arts in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peace-building from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Aubrey loves to […]

Join Team Teen Line in the Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention

Teen Line would like to invite you to join our Team for the Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention that will be benefiting Didi Hirsch Mental Health  Services! Team Teen Line welcomes teens, parents, volunteers, staff, board members and friends! Event: Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 8am Location: West 88th St & La […]

Teen Line’s First Volunteer Board Launching this Summer!

Teen Line will be launching the first ever Volunteer Board in the Summer of 2018.  Adult volunteers, ages 18 and over, are invited to join. Help make a meaningful difference and support Teen Line’s growth. The new Volunteer Board will be a working group with an active commitment of 3-6 hours/month. We hope you will […]

Teen Line & The LAPD

Since 1996, Teen Line has partnered with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to educate police when handling teen suicide victims and their families, and to sensitize police officers to the needs of suicidal adolescents. Teen Line’s training includes understanding adolescents in crisis, how to recognize signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, suicide, self -injury, […]

Teen Talk App – Support for Teens by Teens

Teen Talk is a free iPhone app where teens can get support for whatever they may be dealing with from a trained teen. It is a safe, non-judgmental space where you can anonymously post your issue at any time and get support from a trained teen from 6:00 to 10:00PM Pacific time. On Teen Talk, teens can […]

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 […]

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 […]


On Sunday, March 25th, Parkland, Florida shooting survivors Hayley Licata and Mia Freeman visited Teen Line touring the hotline and meeting with our teen volunteers. They spoke about the emotional impact the tragedy has had on them and fellow students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with ABC7, CBS2, KTLA, NBC4 and Fox who were […]

Teen Line Announces 2018 Brunch Honorees

  2018 Teen Line Food for Thought Brunch Honorees: Above and Beyond Award: Olivia O’Connor Teen Hero Awards: Rachel Khorshad & Taylor Shabani Outstanding Listener Award: Maddie Ochoa Teen VOICE Awards: Olivia Klubeck, Bita Tanavoli, Lydia Pratt & Alyssa Habschmidt Distinguished Service Awards: Lila Mass, Ginger Otis, Parker Lulu Sacavitch, Gabriela Souferian, Emma Rose Valentine […]

Alice and Olivia Shopping Event

On Sunday, December 10th 2017, the Alice & Olivia store of Beverly Hills, CA held a private shopping experience that benefited Teen Line.  From 3pm-5pm 20% of the proceeds from sales were generously donated to Teen Line and supported our mission to help teens in crisis worldwide. During the fabulous event shoppers were treated to […]

Didi Hirsch Alive & Running 5k Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention

Alive & Running is an uplifting, life-affirming event that remembers loved ones lost to suicide while raising funds and awareness for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center. The first in the nation, the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center is a national and world leader in training, research and services for people who have thought about, […]

2017 Teen Line Call-A-Thon

On Saturday, September 16th 2017, Teen Line held it’s first ever Teen-led Call-a-Thon. In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, we extended our hotline hours from 4 hours to 12 hours. Our teens  answered phone calls, texts and emails from teens around the world from 12pm – Midnight to help them with their struggles. This […]

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 […]

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 Announces 2017 Luncheon Honorees

  2017 Teen Line Food for Thought Luncheon Honorees: Family Advocacy Award: Sarah Shindler Family Teen Hero Award: Naomi Perez Outstanding Listener Awards: Dylan Brenner & Natalie Musicant Advocacy Award: Elliot Snow Teen VOICE Awards: Tommy Attwood, Eshanika Chaudhary & Joy Flournoy Distinguished Service Awards: Molly Cody, Audrey Kotick, Laura Lopez, Claudia Montaner, Alexa Nourafchan, […]


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 […]

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS Pt 17: Community Connections Continued – School Outreach

Dr. Leader shares her memories of the early days of Teen Line in a series we call… TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS By Elaine Leader, Ph.D., CGP, BCD, FAGPA One of the most important aspects of our program has been the development of relationships with schools and youth groups.  This began at our very beginning when I […]