Save the Teens

Preventing suicide, depression and addiction
In conjunction with The Shore Grief Center

Save the Teens - they are vital to our society

Teens live complicated lives. When events spiral out of control, depression and substance abuse can step in and take over their lives. 

The signs of teen depression are listed below. The first step is recognition that things aren't quite right.

Save the Teens provides information to help you do just that - save the teens. It was started as many nonprofits do, as the result of devastation to one or many. The devastation in this case is suicide.

The goal is to prevent additional suicides among our teens (and others) by teaching the signs of depression and substance abuse.


Join us in this effort to keep our beautiful teens alive! Visit our Facebook page or blog site and help make Save the Teens go viral.

Numbers to call if you suspect depression or suicide potential

1-800-273-TALK Suicide Prevention Lifeline

 919-231-4525  Hopeline

1-888-374-2721 American Psychological Association

1-800-999-9999 Covenant House

1-800-473-3003 Hispanic Community Resource Helpline

1-800-950-6264  National Alliance on Mental Illness

1-866-615-6464  National Institute of Mental Health

1-800-969-6642  National Mental Health Association

1-800-789-2647  National Mental Health Information

The Founder of Save the Teens - Carolyn C. Zahnow

Carolyn Zahnow lost her son and only child, Cameron Stephenson, in 2005 to the demons that occupied his mind. Her hope is that by sharing her story and experiences other parents, teachers, mentors of teens, and teens themselves, will become more aware to the signs and symptoms of teen depression and substance abuse and then know what to do about it.

Do not become one of the parents who attend survivor of suicide support groups who whispers ..... "If only I'd seen the signs."

Learn the signs and save your teen

Signs of Depression

NOTE! If these signs last longer than 2 weeks, you must contact your medical doctor or a mental professional ASAP!

  • Missed classes or poor school performance
  • Drop in grades and inability to concentrate
  • Loss of interest in usual activities
  • Prolonged, persistent sad or irritable mood
  • Loss of energy or fatigue
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Low self-esteem or guilt
  • Sleeping too much or inability to sleep
  • Inability to experience pleasure
  • Appetite loss or overeating resulting in noticeable weight loss or gain
  • Anger, worry and anxiety
  • Persistent physical problems that do not respond to normal treatments; such as headaches, digestive problems, or chronic pain
  • Problems with authority
  • Overreaction to criticism
  • Cutting (self-mutilation)
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

The Hope to save the teens.

Yes, there's hope and as long as all believe that, then we WILL save teens!

Every life is worth living.

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