1.866.TEENLINK (833.6546): a help line for teens, by teens.
Teen Link is staffed by teens who have been trained to listen, provide non-judgemental support and offer relevant resources to their peers about whatever concerns they may have.
Through live calls, chat or text, adolescents may engage in confidential conversation about “bullying, drug and alcohol concerns, relationships, stress, depression or any other issues [they are] facing.”
- Calls are taken from 6:00 – 10:00 PM every night.
- Online chats are available from 6:00 – 9:30 PM every night.
- Text conversations are possible from 6:00 – 9:30 PM on Wednesdays.
Where to Turn for Teens is a digital search engine embedded in the site to access Youth Resources Statewide.
TeenLink also directs users to dial 211 or visit www.wa211.org to find community resources of all kinds, for all ages, throughout the state.
Teen Link was started in 1996, in King County, by a crisis line worker whose own daughter, Audra Letnes, was murdered by a boyfriend who had been abusing her for an entire year. Audra had been estranged from her friends and feared telling her mother what was happening to her. In response to this tragedy, Audra’s mother created Teen Link.