Local non-profit aims to help teens dealing with depression, suicide

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The Glendale community and those who attend Independence high school are still reeling from the loss of two teen girls.
 
Their deaths are a result of a murder suicide on campus.
 
And since the shooting, teen depression is something people have been talking about.
 
We reached out to Teen Lifeline, a local non-profit organization that is an outreach for teen suicide.
 
They offer a hotline 24 -7 to teens who need help; and they can offer a myriad of resources for teens dealing with depression.
 
“One of the most important things for us is when tragedies like this happen, that kids and parents know they are not alone, they are never alone,” said Nikki Kontz, clinical director for Teen Lifeline. “We do see an increase in calls and whenever were out in the community, if tragedies like this happen, it affects the state as a whole and community wide…not just the school.”
 
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, you can call Teen Lifeline at 602-248-TEEN.
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