Resources and Important Links
Are you feeling weighed down by pressures and don't know what to do? It might help if you talked to someone. There are a lot of great resources online. Here are just a few to get you started.
Get help immediately by calling 1-800-788-2800
(24 hours a day / 7 days a week)
Do you or a friend need help dealing with a drug or alcohol problem?
Get quick facts about drug risks
NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
Get more facts about the science behind drugs and addiction.
Are you concerned about your parent's alcohol or drug use?National Association for Children of Alcoholics or Alateen Web sites for more information and help. Your parent can also seek help by calling NCADI 1-800-788-2800.
Need free drug information or treatment numbers in your area?
http://recoverycouncil.org/ (Recovery Resource Council-For information via the Web, local, counseling, education, prevention and intervention) 817-332-6329
Are you having trouble coping with pressure and want to talk to a counselor right now?
Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
Call 1-800-448-3000 (24 Hours/7 Days A Week)
The Girls and Boys Town National Hotline is a 24-hour crisis, resource and referral line staffed by highly-trained counselors who can respond to your questions about family and school problems, pregnancy, suicide, chemical dependency, sexual and physical abuse. They also have a chat room staffed with trained counselors.
Covenant House "NineLine" Hotline
Call 1-800-999-9999 (24 Hours/7 Days A Week)
This is a general hotline for teens with any kind of problem — from substance abuse to family and school problems to relationships, The Covenant House's expertise is in dealing with homeless and runaway youth.
Are you looking for advice on other topics?
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Available 24 hours a day
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. Its mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. Call for yourself, or someone you care about. The call is free and confidential.
Call 1-800-DONTCUT (366-8288)
Available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Self-injury is known by many names, including self-abuse, cutting, self-mutilation, or deliberate self-harm. S.A.F.E. Alternatives is a nationally recognized group that provides counseling, treatment referrals and resources if you need help. This toll-free 800 number is an information line, but hotline information is available on the S.A.F.E. Web site.
The goal of this site, provided by the Office of Women’s Health, is to provide advice to girls to help them remain healthy physically and mentally. The site provides useful information on health issues, relationships, nutrition, and dealing with stress.
This Web site is focused on helping younger teens get the facts on underage drinking and avoiding alcohol. The site is provided by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The NIMH is a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health. The Web site has information on depression, eating disorders, anxiety, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia, and more.