Links

HOTLINES

Child Abuse Hotline (24 hours)
800-422-4453
Information and resources for abused children and spouses.

Suicide Prevention Hotline (24 hours)
877-7-CRISIS or 877-727-4747
Trained crisis workers are on call if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal.

Teen Line (evenings)
800-852-8336
Teens can talk to other teens in a confidential, safe, non-judgmental environment.

National Runaway Switchboard
800-RUNAWAY or 800-786-2929
For teenagers who are thinking of running away from home as well as information on alternatives to running away and guidelines if you know someone who may be at risk of running away.

Rape & Battering Hotline (Peace Over Violence)
310-392-8381
Information, emotional support, referral and advocacy services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

ADVOCACY GROUPS

The National Center for Victims of Crime
Information about many types of crime including bullying, assault, hate crimes, stalking and more.

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) (24 hours)
800-656-HOPE
Resources for educators, families and survivors of sexual assault of all ages. National and international counseling center locator. Advocacy resources and news articles.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Information about issues facing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals on a political as well as personal level.

ADDICTION

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Provide information on the latest research and information related to drug abuse and addiction.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Find AA meetings in your area and learn about the philosophy behind the largest support and self-treatment group for alcoholics.

Al-Anon/Alateen
Information about support groups provided for friends and family of alcoholics or problem drinkers. Find support groups near you.

SPECIAL ISSUES

Our House Grief Support Services
Support and services for children and adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

National Eating Disorder Association
Information and resources to help prevent, treat and heal those with eating disorders.

Break the Cycle
Empowering youth to end domestic violence. Tools for educators, parents and teens to understand patterns of dating violence.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Find information, articles and forums regarding ADD.

National Resource Center on ADHD
Find information, articles and forums regarding ADHD as well as online chats with experts. Medication guides available.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
National organization that advocates and supports the lesbian and gay community. Resources on political involvement.

Teen and adolescent health tips
Insight and resources for and about teens from doctors, mental health professionals, nutritionists and others in the health field.

MENTAL HEALTH

American Psychological Association
Addresses mental health topics with resources and treatment information.

Mental Health America
Resources and information on mental health topics.

Help Guide
Information on a variety of mental health topics. Resources and tips for healthy aging and healthy lifestyle.