Northwest NEWS

December 28, 1998

Home & Garden

Teen Link phone line now open 7 nights a week

   Teen Link's phone line is now open every night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Teens who answer the phones provide support on a variety of problems, including troubled relationships, abuse, depression, and suicide. There is also a new toll-free number, 1-888-431-TEEN, so teens outside the local calling area or at a pay phone can call free of charge.

   Last school year, Teen Link adult and teen volunteers spoke to over 5,000 teens about suicide prevention. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation for your adult or teen group, please call 206-461-3210. Youth suicide is the second-leading cause of death among youth ages 15-24 in Washington State and it is preventable.