Real-Life Insights from Teen Help Line Workers

If you’re experiencing stress, anxiety, loneliness, or depression—know you’re not alone in feeling that way. And it’s okay not to be okay sometimes.

Need help navigating it all? The teen help line volunteers at Teen Link are here to share their tips, experiences, and mental health support with you. And when you need to talk about anything, big or small, Teen Link can help. Text or call 1-866-TEENLINK or visit to chat.

A Guide to Helping Your Friends Open Up About Drugs

Concerned about your friend’s substance use? You can be there for them. Here’s your guide to talking to them about getting help.

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A Guide to Helping Your Friends Open Up About Suicide

Worried a friend may be thinking about suicide? You don’t have to face this alone. Here’s your guide for starting the conversation and finding resources that can help.

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A Guide to Helping Your Friends Open Up

We all want to be there when our friends need us—but it’s not always easy to know how. Here’s your guide to getting the conversation started.

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Teenage Tensions: A Perspective on Mental Health Struggles

From academic pressure to feeling isolated, your struggles are valid—no matter how big or small—and there’s help if you need it.

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Finding Community and Happiness in Helping Others

For this Teen Link volunteer, healing past pain began with helping others—and she’s just getting started.

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Healing and Helping Others

What does working on a teen help line teach you about taking care of your mental health and helping others? This Teen Link volunteer has the answers.

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Did the pandemic leave a lasting impact on your sleep schedule? Late nights. Long naps. Whatever it is, know you’re not alone and there are tips that can help.

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On the Other End of a Teen Help Line

Ever wonder what it’d be like to volunteer for a teen help line? Or what kind of person you’d talk to if you called in for support? Find out here.

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Inspiring Teens of Washington State

You Can believes that you can achieving amazing things. Whether you love helping others, pushing your athletic limits, or getting creative, nothing should stand in the way of you pursuing your passion—not even marijuana.

Across our state, there are inspiring teens, just like you, making their dreams a reality. Here are some of their stories.


Meet Megan

Even as a kid, Megan was passionate about spreading kindness by giving back. Now, she volunteers, donates, and runs collection drives to help the homeless in her community.


Meet Miles

Miles has always loved filmmaking. Now, he’s turning his dreams of being a director into a reality by telling stories and inspiring others through his films.


Meet Miguel

Miguel’s stories have created worlds of talking bears and evil robots. Now, he’s working on finishing a fantasy trilogy that’s been six years in the making.