Helplines

Do you or someone you know need help?

     A part of what every medium does is to help those who are in crisis.  On this page are some good resources for you to call or get in touch with.  Don’t be embarrassed by it, just ask for help.  Reach out to a friend or maybe a counselor that you know who can help.  Often it is easier if you just call and the resources below are for just that. 

If you think this is an emergency call 911 or call someone at the suicide hotline  1-800-784-2433.

     You are responsible for choosing these providers.  Spend some time interviewing them before picking the one that might be right for you.  I cannot be held responsible for your choosing one of these over another.  I am not a mental health person and lack the skills necessary to provide anything but the access to the numbers to call.

Helplines:

US Suicide Hotline 1-800-784-2433
NDMDA Depression Hotline – Support Group 800-826-3632
Suicide Prevention Services Crisis Hotline 800-784-2433
Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline 630-482-9696
AAA Crisis Pregnancy Center 800-560-0717
Child Abuse Hotline – Support & Information 800-792-5200
Domestic & Teen Dating Violence (English & Spanish) 800-992-2600
Parental Stress Hotline – Help for Parents 800-632-8188
Runaway Hotline (All Calls are Confidential) 800-231-6946
Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7, English & Spanish) 800-223-5001
Suicide & Depression Hotline – Covenant House 800-999-9999
National Child Abuse Hotline 800-422-4453
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE
National Domestic Violence Hotline (TDD) 800-787-3224
National Youth Crisis Hotline 800-448-4663

 

Signs of Addictions  Recognizing the signs of addiction is the first step to getting help for yourself or guiding someone you care about to rehab. For this reason, it is critical to have an understanding of the signs of addiction. There are behavioral, physical, and psychological signs of addiction.

The Recovery Village –  Personalized Addiction Treatment  844-347-6259

Human Trafficking

National Human Trafficking Resource Center           1-888-373-7888           Text BeFree (233733)

 

Child Abuse

USA National Child Abuse Hotline            1-800-422-4453 (24/7)

 

Runaways

National Runaway Safeline                1-800-786-2929 (24/7)

Live Chat with National Runaway Safeline (5:30pm – 12:30am EST)

 

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association             1-800-931-2237 (Monday-Friday, 11:30 am-7:30 pm EST)

ANAD: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders       

630-577-1330 (Monday-Friday,12 pm-8 pm EST)

http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/static/hotlines  Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers is for educational purposes only. If you have a question on a health or wellness issue, we strongly encourage you to call one of the hotlines below to speak to a qualified professional or speak to a trusted adult, such as a parent, teacher, or guidance counselor.

http://speakyourmindtexas.org/   Watch these videos of young people telling their own stories. Accessible versions are available on the materials page.

 

Cutting/Self Injury

Safe Alternatives Email SAFE Alternatives for information on seeking help

Call 800-366-8288 for information on seeking help

 

Support for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Youth

GLBT National Youth Talk        Call 1-800-246-7743 (Monday-Friday, 4pm-12 am EST/Saturday, 12pm-5pm EST)

Email the GLBT National Youth Talk

The Trevor Project              Call 866-488-7386 (24/7)    Live Chat with the Trevor Project (Daily 3pm- 9pm EST)

 

Reproductive Health

Planned Parenthood    1-800-230-7526    Live Chat

STI Resource Center   Call 919-361-8488 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm EST)

 

Veterans

Veterans Crisis Line     Call 1-800-273-8255 (24/7)      Live Chat with the Veterans Crisis Line (24/7)

 

Other Helpful Information

  • 211  is an easy to remember three-digit telephone number assigned by the Federal Communications Commission for the purpose of providing quick and easy access to information about health and human services. Professional Information and Referral Specialists work with callers to assess their needs, determine their options and provide appropriate programs/services, give support, intervene in crisis situations and advocate for the caller as needed. 211 is currently available to 93.4% of residents in the United States.

 

  • Helpline center  We are here for you. All day, every day. At the Helpline Center, we believe everyone deserves help when they need simple answers, community connections or hope during difficult times. This is a great place to learn more about the Helpline Center and search for resources in your community. The Helpline Center’s mission is “making lives better by giving support, offering hope and creating connections all day, every day.” Connect to the 211 Database, Suicide & Crisis Support,  Volunteer Connections, Military & Family Support and our Child Care Resources. You may also dial 2-1-1 to access all resources and information. We answer the call all day, everyday!

 

  • Samhsa  The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline dedicated to providing year-round immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

 

  • Stomp out Bullying  The STOMP Out Bullying™ HelpChat Line is a free and confidential online chat that helps youth ages 13-24 ONLY with issues around bullying and cyberbullying; as well as providing support to youths who may be at risk of suicide. 

 

  • Medicare helpline  At Medicare, we are always working to improve our service to you. The 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) helpline has a speech-automated system to make it easier for you to get the information you need 24 hours a day, including weekends. The system will ask you questions that you answer with your voice to direct your call automatically.

 

  • The STD Hotline  US only! Available 7 days per week, in English. HIPAA compliant, certified Care Advisors who can walk you through the testing process from start to finish – cost per test, recommended tests based upon recent exposure, etc.

 

  • American Association of Poison Control Centers  The American Association of Poison Control Centers supports the nation’s 55 poison centers in their efforts to prevent and treat poison exposures. Poison centers offer free, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. This service provides a primary resource for poisoning information and helps reduce costly hospital visits through in-home treatment. 

 

 

 

Animal Support Hotlines

  • Pet Poison Helpline  Did your dog or cat just eat something poisonous? Call your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline immediately. The sooner a dog poisoning or cat poisoning is diagnosed, the easier, less expensive, and safer it is to treat your pet.

 

  • Pet Grief Counseling  The SPCA of Texas offers an innovative and dynamic program designed to help those who are grieving the loss of a beloved companion animal.