Need help now? CALL: 800-273-TALK(8255) | TEXT 'Help' to 741741


I am a TEEN

How to Get Help

If you or someone you know is considering suicide or are experiencing some other emotional crisis, you may call:

  • 800-273-TALK (8255) FREE
  • 866-4-U-Trevor (866-488-7386) FREE


  • 'HELP' to 741741

Coping Strategies for Teens

  • Needing help is not failing…it is simply being human. It’s OK to Ask for Help!!
    • Spend time with family and friends.
    • Get involved with after-school activities.
    • Volunteer – you have a lot to offer.
    • Think and plan your future. Set realistic goals.
    • Try to be open with your feelings. Write your feelings and thoughts in your journal or diary.
    • Read books & subjects that uplift you.
    • Laugh ~ keep your sense of humor!
    • Consider the importance of spirituality in your life.
    • Accept other’s thanks, compliments toward you, and praise for you.
    • Eat right! – – – Chocolate is good!  Exercise regularly.
    • Do not tolerate physical, emotional, or sexual abuse from anyone. Get help immediately! Seek help if you feel overwhelmed or troubled.
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How to respond to a cry for help

  • Breathe!!
  • Be honest, caring and show respect.
  • Don’t make promises you can’t keep.  
  • Don’t try to solve their problem.
  • Tell them:
    * “I am glad you called/came/talked to me”
    * “I do care. “What’s happening?”
    * “How can I help”?
    * “Let’s find someone who can help you get through this”.
  • Be A Link®!  And get help- don’t try to do this by yourself…don’t risk lives.
  • Remember, you can call the crisis line to help you help another.

The Yellow Ribbon Card starts the conversation and has NO EXPIRATION DATE.