If you are looking for immediate help, someone to talk to or more information about mental health or issues there are many organizations that can help! Listed below are some we think you may find helpful.
Get Emergency Help Right Now:
If you or someone you know is in crisis or thinking of killing themselves, call one of the suicide hotlines below. Calls are toll free and available 24/7! YOU MATTER! Call for Help Now!
What Happens When You Call The Lifeline? First, you’ll hear an automated message featuring additional options while your call is routed to your local Lifeline network crisis center. Then you’ll hear a little music while they are working on connecting you to a skilled, trained crisis worker. Then a local trained crisis worker will answer the phone, listen to you, provide support, and get you the help you need. Lifeline Center calls are free, confidential, and available 24/7.
You can also call: 1-800-SUICIDE or 911 if you need emergency personnel to come and help right now.
Crisis Text Line Text ‘Start’ to 741741 for Free, Confidential Support 24/7
Resources to learn more about mental health, get support, share your story or hear what other youth are going through:
OK2TALK.org A community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems where you can talk about what you are experiencing and share personal stories of recovery, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing creative content such as poetry, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space.
Your Life Your Voice http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/Pages/home.aspx
YouthEmpowerment.com, a peer-led website, designed to offer support and help through tough times. The site is home to articles, resources, and original content written by young people for young people. The website is designed to provide a safe space where young people can discover articles that speak to their individuality, be validated, and then guided to alternative solutions and options for helping them along in their personal journey.
TurningPointCT—Guiding Your Search for Mental Wellness. Turning PointCT is run by young people in recovery from mental health & substance use issues who know what it’s like to feel alone, stressed, worried, sad, and angry. They’ve lived through the ups and downs, struggled to find help and found what worked for them. Their goal is to provide information and support to help you choose your path so that you don’t have to struggle the way they did. Their mission is to empower you and their website will help you understand your options and learn how to navigate the mental health system by connecting you with other teens and young adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harm, thoughts of suicide, addiction, mood swings, eating disorders, substance abuse, or any form of emotional distress or mental illness.
Help with Bullying:
SAMHSA’s KnowBullying App can help prevent bullying. Click here to learn more!
Support for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Youth:
- The Trevor Project
- Call 866-488-7386 (24/7)
- The Trevor Project – Crisis Services
- It Gets Better: The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
- Pride Month Newsletter 2022
- Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Youth Advocacy Council
- V!brant Emotional Health – Pride Resources
- GLBT National Youth Talk
- Call 1-800-246-7743 (Mon-Fri, 4pm-12am EST/ Saturday, 12pm-5pm ES
Help with Dating Abuse & Domestic Violence:
- Love is Respect 1-866-331-9474/tty: 1-866-331-8453(24/7)
- RAINN: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network 1-800-656-4973 (24/7)
Child Abuse Concerns or Questions:
- USA National Child Abuse Hotline. 1-800-422-4453 (24/7)
Substance Abuse Resources
Alltreatment.com Locate Teen Alcohol or Substance Use Treatment Centers near you
Recovery Village has many great resources for youth and their parents to deal with issues regarding substance use. Click the link below and be sure to check out their informational resources on their sidebar!
Affordable Colleges Online – Resources and tips for students with disabilities and mental health challenges