LEARN MORE

Our Mission: To end the epidemic of youth suicide, especially for young people of color, by transforming the way we communicate and connect about mental health.

Are you in crisis or need to talk to someone?

TEXT “home" to 741741 or CALL 1-800-273-8255 24 hours a day 7 days a week

ABOUT US

OUR STORY

Solomon Thomas and his parents Martha Thomas and Chris Thomas tell their story

LEARN MORE

DONATE

Support our work

DONATE TODAY

HEAR MORE FROM US

Learn more about Solomon Thomas and The Defensive Line

LEARN MORE

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS DEFENSIVE TACKLE SOLOMON THOMAS ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE DEFENSIVE LINE.

WE WORK TOGETHER

WE CONNECT. WE SHARE.

For leaders of young people of color, The Defensive Line is the mental health community that empowers lifesaving connections.

THEORY OF CHANGE

LEARN MORE

MAKE AN IMPACT

YOUR SUPPORT IS IMPORTANT

You have the opportunity to impact the lives of young people of color struggling with suicide. For black boys ages 13-19, suicide rates are rising 60%. For black girls, 182%. (CDC).