As it is a stressful time with the world dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic and schools around Arizona closed, Teen Lifeline has expanded its service hours.

The Phoenix-based non-profit organization offers a safe, confidential and vital crisis intervention service for teenagers around the state. Its new hotline hours are from noon to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 3 to 9 p.m. on weekends for the text crisis support, which teens may access by texting 602-248-8336 (TEEN). Previously the texting crisis program was offered from 3 to 9 p.m. daily.

Teen Lifeline’s phone peer counseling crisis hotline is still available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 602-248-8336 or 800-248-8336. Teen peer counselors will be answering phones from 3 to 9 p.m. daily. The organization aims to reduce the problem of teen suicide and empower youths to make healthy decisions via its peer-to-peer crisis hotline and text messaging services. To learn more, visit