What is TeenHope? | Sobering statistics

TeenHope is almost 100% donor-funded. With your help, more teenagers in our schools who are at-risk for suicide will be identified and receive the services they need.

Our goal is to have the capacity and resources to implement the program in one grade in every public and private school in Lancaster County.

We also want to guarantee that no student will be turned away from the screening or counseling because of financial resources.

Your donation matters!

What is TeenHope?

Sobering Statistics

Based on the screenings of more than 2,200 students by TeenHope during the 2021-2022 school year, and the  2021 Pennsylvania Youth Survey.

26%of all students were depressed, anxious or at-risk for suicide
38.5%of teens say they’ve felt depressed or sad on most days
10.1%of teens in Lancaster County have attempted suicide

For more information about donating to the TeenHope program, please contact Anita Hanna, director of development, at ahanna@scclanc.org or at 717-560-9969, extension 244.

To view or download the 2021 TeenHope Disclaimer, click here.

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Dance for Mental Health ClassApril 26 - May 24

Dance to release, reconnect, and restore. This class will focus on offering movement experiences that support releasing stress and tension held in the body, reconnecting with yourself and restoring a sense of vitality.

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