May 21, 2021

School IDs to sport hotline for struggling teens

Soon students will know who to call when they have suicidal thoughts just by looking at the back of their ID cards.

Easier this session, lawmakers passed a mandate for school districts to start issuing school identification cards with Teen Lifeline's information on the back in an effort to curb teen suicide.

In 2020, 43 teens in Arizona ended their own lives, and Teen Lifeline is responding by connecting youth who are stressed and overwhelmed with a peer. Arizona 360 host Lorraine Rivera spoke to Nikki Kontz, the clinical director of the lifeline, about what these children and teens are feeling and how to support them.

Arizona 360
Arizona 360 airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on PBS 6 and Saturdays at 8 p.m. on PBS 6 PLUS. See more from Arizona 360.
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