The life of a teenager seems to be increasingly more difficult and it is not always easy to ask for help. If you need help or know someone who needs help, these are some excellent resources.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides valuable information and a 24/7 suicide hotline that connects those in crisis with a trained professional.
This is a great site created by Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It allows teens to share their stories in a “safe place” as well as read articles from the members of the blogger council. The council consists of a rotating group of young adults ranging from 13-24.
SPTS – Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
This website provides information for parents, teens and educators.
Your Life Your Voice
This resource was created by Boys Town and is another way to connect with a live person 24/7 – call, text or email!
This website is dedicated to teens and their mental health. Gather information and interact through games, blogs, artwork, dance, poetry, podcasts.
SEESAY: Teen Suicide Prevention
SEESAY is a free Teen Suicide Prevention app that can be downloaded from Google Play. It is supported by CRISIS TEXT LINE, official crisis service. Users are just a finger swipe away from reaching crisis counselors. The app can be used by those in crisis but also someone looking for guidance to help a friend.
#letstalk is an app that is easy to use and provides accurate information. Customize it to fit your needs and provide instant options for “safe spaces” near you.