Do you know a teen who could use someone to talk to? Maybe they don’t want to see a counselor, or can’t wait for an appointment. Perhaps they just want to talk to someone who can relate to what they’re going through, and won’t judge them. Oregon YouthLine, a free teen-to-teen crisis support and help line (link here), is staffed during the afternoon by teens. Youth may choose to call, text, chat or email.
If you are a teen who just needs help getting through today, YouthLine may be the resource you need.