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Past Curfew and Look Happy

Boys Town:

Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders, innovators, and hope for the future. While some children have many opportunities to shine in these areas, others don’t, because they are struggling to survive poverty, abuse, neglect, and families in crisis. Regardless of a person’s background, race, or religion, Boys Town believes that everyone deserves the chance to reach their full potential.

Unfortunately, even with the many young lives we save and change, there are still far too many boys and girls who could benefit from our help but don’t know how to find it. We hope you can help increase awareness to those youth (and their families) who need the unique assistance our Hotline services provide. 

We have grown to become a national organization that reaches communities from coast to coast, and our scope has expanded to include in-home family counseling, health care and programs to rebuild at-risk schools.

One of our services, provided free of charge, is the Boys Town National Hotline®, a 24/7 crisis hotline for kids and parents. It provides a website specifically for teenagers called .  For 30 years, the Boys Town National Hotline® and its extended services have been answering the call when children and parents need immediate, professional, and compassionate assistance, answering 150,000 calls, emails, texts, and chats a year.

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Past Curfew
As a parent, your heart beats fast when your teen is out past curfew and you cannot get a hold of them. Boys Town is at the other end of the line to listen and offer advice as you need to help get your teen back on track to making good decisions. This PSA dramatizes this interaction between parents and how we can support each other by referring them to the experts at the Boys Town National Hotline at 800-448-3000.

Look Happy..
Suicide rates for teens continue to be the third-leading cause of death in this age group behind fatal accidents (mostly car crashes) and homicide.

Depression statistics are largely unreliable since so much teen depression is unreported. Yet, a March 2022 study from the CDC revealed that 44% of US high school students reported feeling sad or hopeless every day for two weeks. This presents a serious epidemic.

In this series of PSAs (:60, :30, :15) from Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska – the non-profit organization that has been providing an array of life-changing youth care and expert health care services to troubled teens around the country for the past century – viewers are directed to – the Boys Town site that offers compassionate advice and first-step counseling to teens in distress.

“Look Happy” depicts Tyler – a teen who seems happy and wants to appear so to her classmates. Yet, she suffers from depression. This is a common situation – and a most dangerous one – as it identifies the many teens who are in denial, and in trouble. Tyler visits as her first-step back to finding peace.

Past Curfew :60


Past Curfew :30


Past Curfew :15

Look Happy :60

Look Happy :30


Look Happy :15