Help Now

In To Save A Life, Jake and Amy face a range of tough circumstances. You may have experienced similar challenges in your own life, or maybe your friends, family, or teens you work with have. The producers hope the movie will be entertaining—and at the same time helpful for you and your friends.

There are places to find real-life help with tough circumstances. Start with family, friends, church, counselors, and teachers. If you don’t have someone you can talk to, check out some of the resources and partners on this site.

If you’re feeling desperate or afraid, reach out to someone today.


If you are in crisis, need immediate help, or facing a potentially life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.


  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    If you or someone you know is considering suicide, do not wait to get help. Take the concern seriously and call 800-273-TALK to talk to someone who cares.
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  • Groundwire
    Need to talk? Chat now with a spiritual coach. Coaches are available to listen and offer spiritual advice, encouragement, resources, and prayer.
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  • The HopeLine
    Offers help to teens who are struggling with critical life issues and who may be considering self-harm or suicide. Call 1-800-394-HOPE (4673) to talk with a Hope Coach, or communicate by chat or text.
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  • To Write Love on Her Arms
    You were created to love and be loved. Your life matters. TWLOHA is a movement dedicated to hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.
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  • S.A.F.E.
    S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network and educational resource base committed to helping you and others end to self-abusive behavior.
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Substance Abuse

  • Teen Challenge
    Faith-based help and healing for those facing drug addiction and life-controlling problems. Teen Challenge has centers located in 70 different countries.
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  • American Medical Association’s Essential Guide to Depression
    A guide featuring solid, nontechnical wording info on depression and mood disorders
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Ways that you can be a help to others.

  • Live It Out
    1. Make a new friend today and as we learn from the movie … reach out to a friend you haven’t talked to in a while.
    2. Watch To Save A Life with a friend and talk about ways you can make a difference.
    3. Wear the TSAL T-shirt and slap bracelets so you can be reminded to reach out to the lonely and hurting and at the same time share the message with others.
    4. Get the word out to as many people as you know about the movie.
    5. Share your story to encourage others.
  • Show the Movie to a Group
    Show the movie to your group and encourage everyone to bring someone. You can get a license to show the movie at
  • Rachel’s Challenge
    The largest public high school assembly program in the country creating a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.
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  • Challenge Day
    A program working toward schools where every student feels safe, loved and celebrated.
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