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 space for honest dialog that doesn’t just address failure, but normalizes it.

Michelle Carlson (center-left) with The Other F-Word Team: (L-R) Sara Singer Schiff, Melissa Brohner-Schneider, and Morgan Simpson.


Their newest episode features Michelle, her experiences and Teen Line!  She, along with the hosts, talked about the difficulties for teenagers in today’s world with increased academic demands, keeping up with social media and managing all of the issues they are already struggling with.  Michelle shared some ideas for parents and loved ones to help support their teen and how teens can get help.

Whether you have a teenager or adult, this episode is worth listening to.  Click the link below to listen now:


If you are a teen and need someone to talk to, please contact our confidential teen-to-teen hotline.  We are open every night from 6:00 PM – 10:00 Pm.  Call (800) 852-8336 or text “TEEN” to 839863 from 5:30 PM – 9:30. We are here for you, we are here to listen.


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