Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline if you are in any kind of emotional crisis: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline if you think you may be a victim of rape, incest, sexual assault or abuse: 1.800.656.HOPE
TeenCentral.net: an anonymous Help-line web site for teens, by teens. A safe cyber-space for teens to work out their issues.
The Trevor Project Lifeline: A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth: 866-4-U-TREVOR
Resources for Support
Reachout.com: a great resource for teens that includes facts and real stories about issues ranging from depression and other mental illnesses, addiction, eating disorders, sex, abuse, self-harm, and many others. Also includes author chats and links to great YA novels dealing with these subjects.
This site has articles on just about every subject you can imagine: Teenhelp.com
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.
The Center for Young Women’s Health has a lot of really helpful information on a variety of issues related to physical, sexual, and emotional health.
The Our Bodies Ourselves Health Resource Center is an empowering place for girls and women to find information about health and sexuality.
Do you know a great resource for teens that I should include here? Please let me know about it!
Drug & Alcohol Recovery
If you or someone you love has a problem with drugs or alcohol: