Teen Life Counts (TLC) is a school-based suicide prevention and awareness program that was established in 1984. Teen Life Counts uses professional staff and 35 trained community volunteers to teach a suicide prevention program in 45 area schools. Last year, TLC reached 7,000 students and referred 500 students for counseling.
Students in the TLC program learn how to identify warning signs of depression and suicide, how to talk to a troubled friend, and where to go to get help. They are also taught the importance of breaking a secret to save a life and the danger of alcohol and substance abuse by those who are depressed or suicidal.
Be A Volunteer
Twice a year, JFS offers a two-day training for school professionals and community volunteers on suicide prevention. Volunteers must be 21 or older and need to be available during school hours to teach the curriculum. CEUs are also offered for social work professionals.
For more information or to register for the training, please contact TLC Coordinator Ellie Wainer by phone at (504) 831-8475 or by email at email@example.com.
Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans is a social service agency dedicated to preserving, strengthening and enhancing the well-being and self-sufficiency of individuals and families at every stage of life.