TLC is a free, school-based suicide prevention and education program for middle and high school students in the Greater New Orleans area.
What is Teen Life Counts?
For more than 30 years, Teen Life Counts (TLC) has provided school-based suicide prevention and awareness to students in the Greater New Orleans community. This psychoeducational prevention curriculum utilizes professionally trained staff and volunteers to inform students about teen suicide statistics, the stigma associated with mental illness, the warning signs of suicide, how to have a conversation with peers and adults, and where to get help. Additional educational programming is available for school staff, parents, mental health professionals and other Gatekeepers in the community. Thanks to generous donors, TLC is offered free of charge to middle and high school students at any public, private, parochial and charter schools upon request in the Greater New Orleans and surrounding area.
I want to:
- Bring TLC to my School
- Become a TLC Volunteer Educator
- Donate to help TLC continue to be offered free of charge to area schools
Contact the Program Coordinator:
Melissa Stewart, LMSW
(504) 831-8475 x124
Fax: (504) 831-1130
VIA LINK Cope Line: DIAL 211 (Call anytime 24/7)
Crisis Teen Text Line: 504-777-EASE (3273) (Text anytime 24/7)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Suicide is currently the second leading cause of death for individuals between 10-24 years old. There is help if you or a loved one is experiencing depression or suicidal thoughts. Some signs to look out for are changes in behavior, eating/sleeping habits, and drastic mood changes.
JFS offers mental health counseling in a safe and comfortable atmosphere, available to individuals, couples and families. Call (504) 831-8475 to schedule an appointment.