Want to Talk?
- Call: (360) 397-2428 (CHAT)
- Email: CCTeenTalk1@hotmail.com
- Instant Message AIM/MSN: ccteentalk1
- Ask Zine Message Board
Who We Are
Teen Talk is a warm-line offering non-judgmental peer-to-peer support for a variety of topics, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, STD’s and health issues, LGBTQ+, family and friends, school, and sports.
Teen Talk 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.
Our volunteers 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.
Other Ways to Contact Us
For more information contact Kris Henriksen, Program Coordinator,
(360) 397-2075 ext. 5199, or
Visit our social media pages to further engage with Teen Talk and Peppy Penerson! Consider visiting our Teen Talk website for additional ways to get in touch.
Peppy Penerson is the new mascot of Teen Talk and serves as our online representative. Peppy has been a youth-driven project with the support of Teen Talk 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.
Teen Talk staff coordinates monthly “I Work with Teens” community meetings to build partnerships and offer educational workshops geared towards youth-serving programs.
Teen Talk also offers community presentations in schools and other youth organizations outlining the program and providing important information on youth mental health issues.