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I am a Teen

If you or a friend is in immediate crisis: 

Call 911 - or - 

Call 800-273-8255 - or -

Text 'HELP' to 741741

Get help immediately!


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.
    • Visit www.teenadvice.org or www.teenhelp.org  or www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/get-help-now#tc

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.

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Our Impact

  • Cards Distributed

    18,604,282

  • Lives Saved (over 20+ yrs)

    From the beginning of Yellow Ribbon, we've received letters and emails from youth, parents, teachers and more telling of the impact of the Yellow Ribbon Card. The times it was used to save a life. Based on the responses sent directly to the International Office, and those of our Chapters around the globe we have conservatively estimated at least 100,000 lives saved.

  • Dollars Raised 2017

    145,240

  • Chapters & Program Sites

    6,972

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