Nonjudgmental support for teens, by teens
Visit our website (ccteentalk.clark.wa.gov) to find resources, things to do, and more!
Want to talk?
- Call 360.397.2428 (CHAT)
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Direct message @PeppyPenerson on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter
- Post on our Ask Zine message board
Who we are
We are warmline offering nonjudgmental peer-to-peer support for a variety of topics, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+, family and friends, school, STIs and health issues, and sports.
We started as a result of information gathered by Clark County’s Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force. Interviewed youth stressed the importance of having someone in their peer group to talk to about difficult issues.
We represent a diverse array of backgrounds, personalities, and outlooks on the world. We are eager to assist peers in getting through the difficulties of adolescence.
What we do
We offer support to youth both over the phone at 360.397.2428 (CHAT), and through the Internet. Our volunteers complete 32 hours of training prior to supporting their peers, which provides information about many of the issues facing today’s young people.
Please read our 2018 Annual Report to learn more.
Other ways to contact us
For more information contact:
Kris Henriksen, TeenTalk Program Coordinator
Visit our social media pages to further engage with us! Consider visiting our our website for additional ways to get in touch.
Peppy Penerson is TeenTalk's mascot and serves as our online representative. Peppy has been a youth-driven project with the support of our staff.
Our coordinator facilitates Youth Mental Health First Aid courses, teaching a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of mental illness that are in a crisis.
TeenTalk staff coordinates monthly “I Work with Teens” community meetings to build partnerships and offer educational workshops geared towards youth-serving programs.
TeenTalk also offers community presentations in schools and other youth organizations outlining the program and providing important information on youth mental health issues.