We are teens helping teens.
During the COVID19 pandemic, our teens are still here to support YOU from 4-10PM PST!
A free 24-hour crisis, support, and helpline for youth.
YouthLine is a teen-to-teen youth crisis and support service provided by Lines for Life—a non-profit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide. YouthLine operates a national helpline that provides crisis support and referrals via call, text, and chat. The YouthLine is answered by teen volunteers daily from 4pm-10pm PST (and by adults at all other times!). Translation services are available upon request.
YouthLine also operates a peer-supported outreach program to destigmatize mental health challenges, increase awareness for mental health and wellness, and encourage youth to reach out for help. YouthLine’s helpline and outreach programs are supported by our youth development program, which builds skills and confidence around mental health and wellness.
YouthLine would like to acknowledge that the land where our work occurs is the occupied ancestral homelands of the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, and Molalla tribes.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Relationship challenges and family issues
- Feeling depressed or high stress/anxiety
- Engaging in self-harm, thinking of suicide, or actively suicidal
- Sexual identity
- Eating disorders