Resources and Hotlines

Teen Audience Handouts

If you find yourself or a friend in one of these statistics, there is help!

R: Recognize who or what is pulling you down. Being a teen can be difficult. There is so much going on in and around your life that, at times, it can get overwhelming. Resolving problems and living a better life and making your dreams become realities begins with understanding your problem or situation. Try to honestly assess what is going on with you.

E: Environment, change it! Get away from the people or things that are pulling you down.
Remove yourself from any situation that you are not comfortable or want to be a part of. Surround yourself with positive people with like minded goals and beliefs. There are people out there who will understand and are there to help YOU! There are ways you can help yourself!

Put yourself in places that inspire you and make you feel good about you and what you are doing.

D: Discuss
Find someone to trust who is also able to do something to help you. When you feel that life has you on the ropes and you need somewhere to turn and/or if you need help helping a friend reach out to an adult that you can trust. Gathering all the courage you have to ask for help. Ignore your feelings that tell you to “go it alone.” Try calling a help line, get one on one counseling over the phone when you need it most or maybe even better, talk to someone you trust.

Friend
Teacher
Trusted parent of a friend
School counselor
A parent
A family friend, relative, age appropriate sister or brother
Pastor/Minister/Clergy/Doctor

Don’t be ashamed – reaching out for help is a sign of strength, needing help is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed of. If you are thinking of harming yourself or others, you must get help now!

People do love and care for you – let them show you how much.

I: Involve yourself with something new.

What’s your hobby? What do you like to do and maybe have a talent orpassion for? Do something for YOU that will make YOU happy and moveyou one step closer to achieving YOUR dreams.
Join a team
Make new friends
Get in a club
Get a job
Start a band, take a class, do something artistic
Start a journal
People need you. Volunteer. There are many organizations that need your help.
Do something you are proud of.

Hotlines and Resources for Help and Advice.

Adolescent Crisis Intervention &

Counseling/Covenant House Nineline
1-800-999-9999

AIDS Treatment Information Services
1-800-HIV-0440 (1-800-448-0440)

AIDS National Hotline
1-800-342-2437

Al-Anon/Alateen Hotline

Hope & Help for young people who are the relatives & friends of a problem drinker.
1-800-344-2666

Alcohol/Drug Abuse Hotline
1-800-662-HELP

Center for the Prevention of School Violence
1-800-299-6504

Centers for Disease Control AIDS Info
1-800-342-2437

Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

Cocaine Help Line
1-800-COCAINE (1-800-262-2463)

24 Hour Cocaine Hotline
1-800-992-9239

Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)

Domestic Violence Hotline in the US
800-799-7233

Domestic Violence Hotline/Child Abuse
800-4-A-CHILD (800 422 4453)

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
1-800-537-2238

Drug Help National Helplines
1-800-378-4435

Eating Disorders Center
1-888-236-1188

Ecstasy Addiction
1-800-468-6933

Emergency Contraception Information
1-888-NOT-2-LATE (1-888-668-2528)

Food Addiction
1-800-872-0088

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender

(GLBT) Youth Support Line
800-850-8078

Therapist
1-800-THERAPIST (1-800-843-7274)

Herpes Resource Center
1-800-230-6039

Homeless/Runaway National Runaway

Hotline
800-231-6946

Incest Awareness Foundation
1-888 -547-3222

Incest Hotline for guys: M.A.L.E.
1-800-949-MALE (1-800-949-6253)

Learning Disabilities – (National Center For)
1-888-575-7373

Marijuana Anonymous
1-800-766-6779

Mental Health Info Source
1-800-447-4474

Missing & Exploited Children Hotline
1-800-843-5678

Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
1-800-438-MADD (1-800-438-6233)

National Adolescent Suicide Hotline
800-621-4000

National Association for Children of Alcoholics
1-888-55-4COAS (1-888-554-2627)

National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-422-4453

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)

National Drug Abuse Hotline
1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
1-800-269-4327

National Institute on Drug Abuse & Alcoholism
1-888-644-6432

National Institute of Mental Health
1-888-ANXIETY (1-888-269-4389)

National Mental Health Association
1-800-969-6642

National Office of Post Abortion Trauma
1-800-593-2273

National Runaway Switchboard and Suicide

Hotline
1-800-621-4000

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK

National STD Hotline
1-800-227-8922

National Youth Crisis Hotline
1-800-448-4663

Partnership for a Drug-Free America toll-free
1-866-281-9945

Panic Disorder Information Hotline
800-64-PANIC

People Against Rape
1-800-877-7252

Pet Loss Support Hotline – Grief Counseling Hotline

Iowa State Univ. College of Veterinary Medicine
1-888-ISU-PLSH (1-888-478-7574)

PMS Access
(800) 222-4767
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. C.T.

Planned Parenthood, Inc.
1-800-230-PLAN

Pregnancy Hotline
1-800-4-OPTIONS (1-800-467-8466)

Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (RAINN)
1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

Runaway Hotline
1-800-621-4000

Safe Choice Hotline

(STDs & Pregnancy)
1-800-878-2347

Self-Injury Hotline

SAFE (Self Abuse Finally Ends) Alternatives Program www.selfinjury.com
1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)

Sexual Assault Hotline
800-656-4673
1-888-PREVENT

Society’s League Against Molestation
1-800-491-WATCH

Suicide & Crisis Hotline
1-800-999-9999

Suicide Hotline – (National Adolescent)
800-621-4000

Suicide Prevention – The Trevor Help Line

- (Specializing in gay and lesbian youth suicide prevention)
1-800-850-8078

Teen Helpline
1-800-400-0900

TeenLine
1-800-522-8336

Teen Runaway Hotline
1-800-621-4000

Voices In Action
1-800-7-VOICE-8
(1-800-786-4238)
(Hours: 9am – 6pm CT)
Listings for treatment & support of incest & childsexual abuse.

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
1-800-999-9999

Youth Crisis Hotline
1-800-448-4663
1-800-422-0009