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In 2018, the Teen2Teen line and Contact Bear programs, have helped 15 young people between the ages of 6 and 19 get the courage to talk to their parents and school counselors about bullying issues, unplanned pregnancies, relationship problems and/or the onset of adolescent depression, helping them understand they are not alone and asking for help is okay. In 12 of the cases we helped open communication between the teen and parent enabling the teen to talk to a parent about their feelings of suicide ideation which resulted in the young person staying safe and to get the continued help that they need.
We are currently in the process of recruiting more Teen Mentors to come work our lines. Our goal for 2019 is to have posters and resources in every high school in our serviced areas as well as having a student leader in every school. Teen suicide is now the second leading cause of death for those ages 10-24, with the youngest person in Tennessee to complete the act of suicide being age 6.We want to be in partnership with students helping to save lives and giving the youth a safe place to talk, explore their feelings and emotions, as well as connecting them and their families to safe and appropriate venues to find help.
" I have called this line and always found comfort and caring."
" These people have helped me make sense out of life"
"My girlfriend told me that she was pregnant and my entire life ended. I wasn't sure how to tell my folks. I wanted to just give up and they helped me see that I still had a future. I am now a young father and when I feel overwhelmed I know I can call theses people and they will help me figure it out."