Year: 1992 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (25th: 1992: Chicago), p.65-67 SIEC No: 19940376

TEEN LINE, a confidential telephone service in Los Angeles, is described. Approximately 80 teenage volunteers & 25 mental health professionals participate in the program annually. Staff & volunteers also provide weekly community & school outreach presentations on topics such as suicide prevention. A 13-week training session prepares the teens for peer counselling. To date (1992), more than 115,000 callers have contacted the service & over 500 teenagers have been trained as listeners.