Unhealthy Behaviors

Abortion produces strong emotions that can change over time. Denying, repressing, or pushing down these emotions may work for a while, but continued refusal to face the emotions surrounding a loss such as abortion can lead to unhealthy behaviors.

Below are resources designed to help with specific unhealthy behaviors that may develop.

AbortionChangesYou.com, its creators, and all those involved are not responsible for the content of the individual resources listed for referral, nor does providing a link constitute endorsement of a resource.

  • BoysTown

    1-800-448-3000 Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm EST (US time zone) and provides information and/or intervention for children, teens, and families in many areas including communication, suicide, cutting, domestic violence, parenting education, mental illness. Translators are available in 140 languages. Anonymous and confidential unless caller requests direct aid. Free in US. www.boystown.org Website provides information on many issues affecting families, such as poor communication, substance abuse, and mental illness. Website provides sources and/or intervention specifically for children and teenagers in dangerous or troubling circumstances. Website offers publications for parents and families about family counseling and parenting education, and resources can be requested.
  • National Dating Abuse Helpline

    1-800-799-7233 (US) Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides crisis counseling for those in abusive relationships. Counselors also provide information on dating abuse for concerned friends and family members.
  • Coalition for Family Harmony

    1-800-300-2181 Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide crisis counseling to those experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual abuse. www.thecoalition.org Website offers domestic violence resources and publications.
  • National Child Abuse Hotline

    1-800-422-4453 Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides crisis counseling for children experiencing abuse and/or neglect or concerned adults aware of child abuse and/or neglect. Counselors can provide referrals to local support resources and offer literature about child abuse and neglect. Interpreters can provide assistance in 170 languages. Anonymous, Confidential, Free in US and Puerto Rico. http://www.childhelp.org/hotline/ Website provides information on child abuse and offers resources for children who are victims of abuse, neglect, bullying, or dating abuse. It also offers educational publications on parenting and other topics.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline

    1-800-799-7233 1-787-721-7676 (Puerto Rico) Hotlines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide crisis counseling to those experiencing domestic violence. Please note that the name of this organization may appear on your phone bill, even though it is free of charge. Anonymous, Confidential, and Free in US. www.thehotline.org Website provides information about safety planning, referrals, crisis intervention, teen dating abuse, and more.
  • National Runaway Safeline

    1-800-786-2929 Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides crisis counseling for adolescents who have runaway from home or who are thinking about running away from home. Immediate intervention can be provided such as free transportation for those wishing to return home or shelter for those for those whom going home is not an option. Anonymous, Confidential and Free in the US unless caller requests direct intervention. www.1800runaway.org Website provides information for youth and parents about the factors that cause adolescents to run away from home.
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America

    1-240-485-1001 Information line is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm EST (US time zone) and provides general information on mental illness and finding a therapist. www.adaa.org Website provides information about generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, social anxiety, depression, stress, and more. There is a "Find Help" locator to find a local therapist in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
  • Mental Health America

    1-800-969-6642 Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm EST (US) and provides information about mental health conditions. Referrals to local mental health service providers can be given. Information on advocacy and rights under US law can be provided. Anonymous, Free, Confidential in US. www.nmha.org Website provides information about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for depression, bipolar, and other conditions. It provides referrals to local mental health service providers.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

    1-800-950-6264 Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm EST (US time zone), and provides counseling, information about mental illness, and referrals to local mental health service providers. Anonymous, Confidential, Free in US. www.nami.org Website provides information about mental illnesses and the resources and treatment options available for each illness, including anxiety disorders, PTSD, and depression.
  • National Institute of Mental Health

    Depression Awareness, Recognition, Treatment, and Research Helpline 1-866-615-6464 Line has representatives available Monday through Friday 8:30 am- 5pm EST (US), and provides information about mental health illnesses, research, treatment, and political advocacy. Anonymous, Confidential, Free in US. www.nimh.nih.gov Website offers free publications about mental health illnesses, clinical treatment trials, and educational resources for individuals and professionals.
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America

    1-240-485-1001 Information line is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm EST (US time zone) and provides general information on mental illness and finding a therapist. www.adaa.org Website provides information about generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, social anxiety, depression, stress, and more. There is a "Find Help" locator to find a local therapist in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
  • Mental Health America

    1-800-969-6642 Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm EST (US) and provides information about mental health conditions. Referrals to local mental health service providers can be given. Information on advocacy and rights under US law can be provided. Anonymous, Free, Confidential in US. www.nmha.org Website provides information about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for depression, bipolar, and other conditions. It provides referrals to local mental health service providers.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

    1-800-950-6264 Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm EST (US time zone), and provides counseling, information about mental illness, and referrals to local mental health service providers. Anonymous, Confidential, Free in US. www.nami.org Website provides information about mental illnesses and the resources and treatment options available for each illness, including anxiety disorders, PTSD, and depression.
  • National Institute of Mental Health

    Depression Awareness, Recognition, Treatment, and Research Helpline 1-866-615-6464 Line has representatives available Monday through Friday 8:30 am- 5pm EST (US), and provides information about mental health illnesses, research, treatment, and political advocacy. Anonymous, Confidential, Free in US. www.nimh.nih.gov Website offers free publications about mental health illnesses, clinical treatment trials, and educational resources for individuals and professionals.
  • Boys Town

    1-800-448-3000 Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm EST (US time zone), and provides crisis counseling to children, teens, and families in many areas, including suicide, cutting, depression, family conflict, and more. Interpreters are available in 140 languages. Anonymous, Confidential, and Free in US. www.boystown.org Website provides information on many issues including cutting, depression, and conflict. It offers resources for children and teens, including intervention for those in dangerous situations. It offers resources for parents and families, such as counseling and education.
  • National Runaway Safeline

  • 1-800-786-2929 Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides crisis counseling for adolescents who have runaway from home or who are thinking about running away from home. Immediate intervention can be provided such as free transportation for those wishing to return home, or shelter for those for those whom going home is not an option. Anonymous, Confidential and Free in US unless caller requests direct intervention. www.1800runaway.org Website provides information for youth and parents about the factors that cause adolescents to run away from home.
  • Thursday’s Child

    1-800-872-5437 Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer counseling to teens who are struggling with cutting and self-abuse, and their parents. Anonymous, Confidential, and Free in US. http://www.thursdayschild.org/ Website provides information about different issues affecting teens, such as cutting, drug abuse, exploitation, and suicide.
  • Samariteens

    1-800-252-8336 Hotline has teen counselors available 7 days a week, 9am to 1am to provide crisis counseling to teens who are in emotional distress or suicidal crisis. Confidential, Anonymous, and Free in US. https://samaritanshope.org/get-help/ Website provides information about suicide and the hotline.
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America

    1-240-485-1001 Information line is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm EST (US time zone) and provides general information on mental illness and finding a therapist. www.adaa.org Website provides information about generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, social anxiety, depression, stress, and more. There is a "Find Help" locator to find a local therapist in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
  • Mental Health America

    1-800-969-6642 Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm EST (US) and provides information about mental health conditions. Referrals to local mental health service providers can be given. Information on advocacy and rights under US law can be provided. Anonymous, Free, Confidential in US. www.nmha.org Website provides information about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for depression, bipolar, and other conditions. It provides referrals to local mental health service providers.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

    1-800-950-6264 Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm EST (US time zone), and provides counseling, information about mental illness, and referrals to local mental health service providers. Anonymous, Confidential, Free in US. www.nami.org Website provides information about mental illnesses and the resources and treatment options available for each illness, including anxiety disorders, PTSD, and depression.
  • National Institute of Mental Health

    Depression Awareness, Recognition, Treatment, and Research Helpline 1-866-615-6464 Line has representatives available Monday through Friday 8:30 am- 5pm EST (US), and provides information about mental health illnesses, research, treatment, and political advocacy. Anonymous, Confidential, Free in US. www.nimh.nih.gov Website offers free publications about mental health illnesses, clinical treatment trials, and educational resources for individuals and professionals.

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  • American Counseling Association

    www.counseling.org Wesbite provides information on the different types of counseling. Website provides a "Find Help" locator to find a therapist specific to the type of counseling desired.
  • Boys Town

    1-800-448-3000 Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm EST (US time zone), and provides crisis counseling to children, teens, and families in many areas, including suicide, cutting, depression, family conflict, and more. Interpreters are available in 140 languages. Anonymous, Confidential, and Free in US. www.boystown.org Website provides information on many issues including cutting, depression, and conflict. It offers resources for children and teens, including intervention for those in dangerous situations. It offers resources for parents and families, such as counseling and education.
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

    1-800-931-2237 (en ingles) Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm EST (US time zone) and provides information about eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. It provides referrals to support groups. Anonymous, Confidential, and Free in US. http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/neda-espanol Website explains the causes and consequences of eating disorders, and treatment options.
  • Overeater’s Anonymous

    1-505-891-2664 (en ingles) Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 4:30pm EST (US time zone), and provides information on overeating, treatment options, and finding local resources (US time zone). Anonymous, Confidential, and Free in US. http://oa.org (on the top left side, click “Espanol”) Website provides information about the Twelve Step program for recovery from overeating. Website provides information about support groups for overeating in 80 countries worldwide, including Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, España, Mexico, and Venezuela.
  • Thursday’s Child

    1-800-872-5437 Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer counseling to teens who are struggling with eating disorders. Anonymous, Confidential, and Free in US. http://www.thursdayschild.org/ Website provides information about different issues affecting teens, such as cutting, drug abuse, exploitation, and suicide.
  • American Counseling Association

    www.counseling.org Wesbite provides information on the different types of counseling. Website provides a "Find Help" locator to find a therapist specific to the type of counseling desired.
  • Boys Town

    1-800-448-3000 Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm EST (US time zone), and provides crisis counseling to children, teens, and families in many areas, including suicide, cutting, depression, family conflict, and more. Interpreters are available in 140 languages. Anonymous, Confidential, and Free in US. www.boystown.org Website provides information on many issues including cutting, depression, and conflict. It offers resources for children and teens, including intervention for those in dangerous situations. It offers resources for parents and families, such as counseling and education.
  • Debtors Anonymous

    1-800-421-2383, press 1 Line has representatives available Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 EST (US) to provide information about the Debtors Anonymous Twelve Step recovery program. Resources and support groups to those affected by gambling and overspending is offered. Anonymous, confidential, and free in US. www.debtorsanonymous.org Website provides information about the Twelve Step model and signs of an addiction to gambling.
  • National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG)

    1-800-522-4700 Hotline is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to provide crisis counseling for those suffering from an addiction to gambling. Anonymous, confidential, and free in US. www.ncpgambling.org Website provides information about the signs of addiction to gambling and provides a directory of counselors who specialize in this area.
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America

    1-240-485-1001 Information line is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm EST (US time zone) and provides general information on mental illness and finding a therapist. http://www.adaa.org/finding-help Website provides information about generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, social anxiety, depression, stress, and more. There is a "Find Help" locator to find a local therapist in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
  • Mental Health America

    1-800-969-6642 Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm EST (US) and provides information about mental health conditions. Referrals to local mental health service providers can be given. Information on advocacy and rights under US law can be provided. Anonymous, Free, Confidential in US. www.nmha.org Website provides information about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for depression, bipolar, and other conditions. It provides referrals to local mental health service providers.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

    1-800-950-6264 Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm EST (US time zone), and provides counseling, information about mental illness, and referrals to local mental health service providers. Anonymous, Confidential, Free in US. www.nami.org Website provides information about mental illnesses and the resources and treatment options available for each illness, including anxiety disorders, PTSD, and depression.
  • National Institute of Mental Health

    Depression Awareness, Recognition, Treatment, and Research Helpline 1-866-615-6464 Line has representatives available Monday through Friday 8:30 am- 5pm EST (US), and provides information about mental health illnesses, research, treatment, and political advocacy. Anonymous, Confidential, Free in US. www.nimh.nih.gov Website offers free publications about mental health illnesses, clinical treatment trials, and educational resources for individuals and professionals.
  • Workaholics World Service Organization

    1-559-546-1401 - Fellowship line is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to talk with others who are struggling with an addiction to work. Access code is 317307#. Anonymous, Confidential. http://www.workaholics-anonymous.org/pdf_files/24hourphoneline.pdf - Website lists fellowship lines in over 50 countries, including Great Britain, France, and more. 1-510-273-9253 - Line is open to receive message 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. You may leave your name and number for questions related to Workaholics World Service Organization and meeting times and locations, and your call will be returned. www.workaholics-anonymous.org Website provides information about working compulsively, including signs and symptoms. Website lists support groups locally, online, and by phone.
  • BoysTown

    1-800-448-3000 Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm EST (US time zone) and provides information and/or intervention for children, teens, and families in many areas including communication, suicide, cutting, domestic violence, parenting education, and mental illness. Translators are available in 140 languages. Anonymous and confidential unless caller requests direct aid. Free in US. http://www.boystown.org (en ingles) Website provides information on many issues affecting families, such as poor communication, substance abuse, and mental illness. Website provides resources and/or intervention specifically for children and teenagers in dangerous or troubling circumstances. Website offers publications for parents and families about family counseling and parenting education.
  • National Hopeline Network

    Kristin Brooks Hope Center 1-800-784-2433 Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide crisis counseling to those who are in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Confidential, Anonymous, Free in US. www.hopeline.com Website provides information about suicide and finding local resources.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1-800-273-8255, press 2 Hotline is open 24hours a day, 7 days a week to provide crisis counseling to those in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Confidential, Anonymous, Free in US. www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org - Website provides information about suicide and steps to take to get intervention for yourself or a loved one. Website lists crisis centers in the US. www.suicideispreventable.org/about.php - Website provides information about recognizing the signs of suicide, creating a safety plan for a loved one, and finding help.
  • TeenLine

    1-800-852-8336 Hotline has representatives available 9am to 1am, 7 days a week to provide crisis counseling to teens who are in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Trained teen counselors can provide counseling about drug abuse, self-injury, and other issues. Confidential, Anonymous, and Free in the US.
  • Samariteens

    1-800-252-8336 Hotline has teen counselors available 7 days a week, 9am to 1am to provide crisis counseling to teens who are in emotional distress or suicidal crisis. Confidential, Anonymous, and Free in US. https://samaritanshope.org/get-help/ - Website provides information about suicide and the hotline.

IF OUTSIDE THE US, PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO FIND YOUR COUNTRY'S HOTLINE:

  • International Association for Suicide Prevention

    www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/ Website lists hotlines which offer immediate crisis counseling by phone to those who are in suicidal or emotional distress in over 100 countries. Provided hotlines are Confidential, Anonymous, and Free in respective country.
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics

    1-562-595-7831 Line has representatives available Tuesday through Friday, 11m to 3pm EST (US), and Saturday 11am to 2pm EST (US time zone) to provide information about the Twelve Step program for those who were raised in a home with a parent who suffered from an addiction to alcohol. Representatives can provide information on support groups in over 40 countries. Anonymous and Confidential. http://www.adultchildren.org/ Website provides information about the Twelve Step meetings and support groups. It lists meeting times and locations both nationally and internationally.
  • Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group Headquarters, Inc.

    1-888-425-2666 Line has representatives available Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm EST (US time zone) to provide information about the Twelve Step program for people who have a loved one struggling with an addiction to alcohol. Representatives can offer assistance in finding Al-Anon support groups for adults and Alateen support groups for adolescents. The call is free within the US, but also serves Bermuda, Canada, and the Caribbean . Anonymous and Confidential. http://www.al-anon.alateen.org Website provides information on the Twelve Step program and how it can assist people who have loved ones struggling with alcoholism. It provides information about meeting times and locations of support groups and offers publications about living with a loved one’s addiction.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

    1-212-870-3400 Line has representatives available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am through 4:45 pm EST (US time zone) to provide information on the Twelve Step program for those struggling with an addiction to alcohol. Representatives can offer assistance in finding local support groups in the US. Anonymous and Confidential. http://www.aa.org Website provides information about the Twelve Step program and support groups. Website offers free publications, videos, and audio clips about recovery from addiction to alcohol. Website lists online meetings and meetings for local support groups in the US.
  • The Partnership at DrugFree.org

    1-855-378-4373 Line has parent specialists available Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm EST (US time zone) to offer counsel and direction to parents whose children are struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Anonymous and Confidential. http://www.parenttoolkit.com/ Website provides information for parents on the prevention and detection of drug use in adolescents. Website provides ways to understand and connect to adolescents who are at risk for using drugs or who are currently using drugs. Website offers publications on prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    1-800-662-4357 Hotline is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. You can press 1 to speak to a representative about substance abuse treatment or to request printed information on alcohol and drugs. You can press 2 to find local substance abuse treatment centers in your state (US). Anonymous, Confidential, and Free in the US. http://www.samhsa.gov http://www.drugabuse.gov http://www.niaaa.nih.gov Websites provide information on the effects of substance abuse and lists places that offer treatment. Websites also offer publications on many different issues related to substance abuse.
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) Hopeline

    1-800-622-2255 Hotline is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to provide crisis counseling for you or for a loved one suffering from dependence to drug and/or alcohol. Representatives can also provide information to the closest treatment center or substance abuse specialist in your area. Confidential, Anonymous, and Free in the US. www.ncadd.org Website provides information about drug and alcohol dependence, lists local treatment centers and substance abuse specialists, and offers many publications about issues related to drug and alcohol dependence.
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) Hopeline

    1-800-622-2255 Hotline is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day to provide crisis counseling for you or for a loved one suffering from dependence to drug and/or alcohol. Representatives can also provide information to the closest treatment center or substance abuse specialist in your area. Confidential, Anonymous, and Free in the US. www.ncadd.org Website provides information about drug and alcohol dependence, lists local treatment centers and substance abuse specialists, and offers many publications about issues related to drug and alcohol dependence.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    1-800-662-4357 Hotline is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. You can press 1 to speak to a representative about substance abuse treatment or to request printed information on alcohol and drugs. You can press 2 to find local substance abuse treatment centers in your state (US). Anonymous, Confidential, and Free in the US. http://www.samhsa.gov http://www.drugabuse.gov http://www.niaaa.nih.gov Websites provide information on the effects of substance abuse and lists places that offer treatment. Websites also offer publications on many different issues related to substance abuse.
  • Cocaine Anonymous Worldwide

    1-310- 559-5833 Line has representatives are available Monday through Friday, 12am to 8pm EST (US time zone) to provide information about the Twelve Step program for those struggling with an addiction to cocaine. Representatives can also provide assistance in finding a local support group. Anonymous and Confidential. http://www.ca.org Website provides information about the Twelve Step program and it provides an online test to see if you or a loved suffers from a cocaine addiction. It also lists the locations and/or phone numbers of meetings nationally and internationally.
  • Marijuana Anonymous (MA) World Services

    1-800-766-6779 Line has representatives available Monday through Friday, at varying hours EST (US time zone) to provide information on the Twelve Step program for those struggling with an addiction to marijuana. Representatives can offer assistance in finding a local support group. Anonymous, Confidential and Free in the US. www.marijuana-anonymous.org Website provides information about the Twelve Step program for those struggling with an addiction to marijuana. Local support groups, online support groups, and phone support groups are listed.
  • Nar-Anon Family World Services

    1-800-477-6291 Line has representatives available Monday through Friday, 12pm to 8pm EST (US time zone) to provide information about the Twelve Step program to assist those who are affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs. Anonymous, Confidential, and Free in the US. www.nar-anon.org Website provides information about Nar-Anon’s Twelve Step program and it lists the locations and/or phone numbers of national and international support groups.
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA) World Services

    1-818-773-9999 Line has representatives available Monday through Friday, 12 pm. through 8 pm EST (US time zone), Monday through Friday to provide information about the Twelve Step program to assist those who struggle with an addiction to narcotics. Representatives can offer assistance in finding local support groups worldwide. Anonymous and Confidential. www.na.org Website provides information about Narcotic Anonymous’ Twelve Step program and it lists the locations and/or phone numbers of national and international support groups.
  • Nicotine Anonymous

    1-877- 879-6422 Line has representatives available to provide information on the Twelve Step program to assist those who are struggling with an addiction to nicotine. www.nicotine-anonymous.org Website provides information about Nicotine Anonymous’ Twelve Step program and it lists the locations and/or phone numbers of national and international support groups.
  • The Partnership at DrugFree.org

    1-855-378-4373 Line has parent specialists available Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm EST (US time zone) to offer counsel and direction to parents whose children are struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Anonymous and Confidential. http://www.parenttoolkit.com/ Website provides information for parents on the prevention and detection of drug use in adolescents. Website offers publications on prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.

Start Your Recovery: Substance Abuse Resources and Support

Start Your Recovery is an interactive sight that offers information, support, and self-help tailored specifically to the individual visiting the sight. (https://startyourrecovery.org/). If you personally need help or are looking to find ways to help someone else suffering from Drug abuse, be sure to visit and engage in the activities provides.

  • Sexaholics Anonymous International Central Office

    1-866-424-8777 Line has representatives available Monday through Friday, 930am to 530pm EST (US time zone) to provide information about the Twelve Step program to assist those struggling with a sexual addiction. Representatives can offer assistance in finding a local support group. Anonymous, Confidential and Free in the US. www.sa.org Website provides information on addiction to sex and lists local support groups. Phone and online support groups are also listed.
  • Sexual Addicts Anonymous (SAA)

    1-800-477-8191 Line has representatives available Monday through Friday, 11am and 7pm EST (US time zone) to provide information on the Twelve Step program to assist those struggling with a sexual addiction. Representatives can offer assistance in finding a local support group. Anonymous, Confidential and Free in the US. www.sexaa.org Website provides information on sexual addiction and the SAA program of recovery.

Symptoms:

Anxiety
Dulled sense of feeling
Fear or avoidance of children
Fixating on another child
Flashbacks
Nightmares
Rage
Difficulty sleeping
Difficulty concentrating
Inability to recall parts of the event

If you’ve experienced any of these for more than a month, please use the Find Help locator to access national and local resources. These symptoms may suggest that you’re developing impacted grief, or complicated grief, or some other psychological complication. This typically feels like you’re “stuck” in your grief and unable to move forward in your life.To rule out these possibilities, consultation with a trained counselor is recommended. While it’s important to not impose an expected time frame for healing, you also don’t want to allow yourself to remain stuck for too long, which makes it that much harder to move through the grieving process.

HOTLINES IN THE US :

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

    National Hopeline Network: 1-800-784-2433

IF OUTSIDE THE US, PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO FIND YOUR COUNTRY'S HOTLINE:

  • International Association for Suicide Prevention

    www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/ Website lists hotlines which offer immediate crisis counseling by phone to those who are in suicidal or emotional distress in over 100 countries. Provided hotlines are Confidential, Anonymous, and Free in respective country.
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

    www.afsp.orgWebsite provides information about understanding suicide, preventing suicide, and coping with a loved one’s suicide.
  • National Hopeline Network

    Kristin Brooks Hope Center1-800-784-2433Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide crisis counseling to those who are in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Confidential, Anonymous, Free in US. www.hopeline.comWebsite provides information about suicide and finding local resources.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1-800-273-8255, press 2Hotline is open 24hours a day, 7 days a week to provide crisis counseling to those in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Confidential, Anonymous, Free in US.www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org - Website provides information about suicide and steps to take to get intervention for yourself or a loved one. Website lists crisis centers in the US. www.suicideispreventable.org/about.php - Website provides information about recognizing the signs of suicide, creating a safety plan for a loved one, and finding help.
  • TeenLine

    1-800-852-8336 Hotline has representatives available 9am to 1am, 7 days a week to provide crisis counseling to teens who are in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Trained teen counselors can provide counseling about drug abuse, self-injury, and other issues. Confidential, Anonymous, and Free in the US.
  • Samariteens

    1-877-870-4673 Samaritans’ Crisis Services are available 24 hours a day/seven days a week. Services are free, confidential, and anonymous. http://samaritanshope.org/
  • International Association for Suicide Prevention

    www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/ Website lists hotlines which offer immediate crisis counseling by phone to those who are in suicidal or emotional distress in over 100 countries. Provided hotlines are Confidential, Anonymous, and Free in respective country.
  • BoysTown

    1-800-448-3000 Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm EST (US time zone) and provides information and/or intervention for children, teens, and families in many areas including communication, suicide, cutting, domestic violence, parenting education, and mental illness. Translators are available in 140 languages. . Anonymous and confidential unless caller requests direct aid. Free in US. http://www.boystown.org (en ingles) Website provides information on many issues affecting families, such as poor communication, substance abuse, and mental illness. Website provides resources and/or intervention specifically for children and teenagers in dangerous or troubling circumstances. Website offers publications for parents and families about family counseling and parenting education.
  • National Dating Abuse Helpline

    1-800-799-7233 (US) Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides crisis counseling for those in abusive relationships. Counselors also provide information on dating abuse for concerned friends and family members.
  • Coalition for Family Harmony

    1-800-300-2181 Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide crisis counseling to those experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual abuse. www.thecoalition.org Website offers domestic violence resources and publications.
  • National Child Abuse Hotline

    1-800-422-4453 Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides crisis counseling for children experiencing abuse and/or neglect or concerned adults aware of child abuse and/or neglect. Counselors can provide referrals to local support resources and offer literature about child abuse and neglect. Interpreters can provide assistance in 170 languages. Anonymous, Confidential, Free in US and Puerto Rico. http://www.childhelp.org/hotline/ Website provides information on child abuse and offers resources for children who are victims of abuse, neglect, bullying, or dating abuse. It also offers educational publications on parenting and other topics.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline

    1-800-799-7233 1-787-721-7676 (Puerto Rico) Hotlines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide crisis counseling to those experiencing domestic violence. Please note that the name of this organization may appear on your phone bill, even though it is free of charge. Anonymous, Confidential, and Free in US. www.thehotline.org Website provides information about safety planning, referrals, crisis intervention, teen dating abuse, and more.
  • National Runaway Safeline

    1-800-786-2929 Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides crisis counseling for adolescents who have runaway from home or who are thinking about running away from home. Immediate intervention can be provided such as free transportation for those wishing to return home or shelter for those for those whom going home is not an option. Anonymous, Confidential and Free in the US unless caller requests direct intervention. www.1800runaway.org Website provides information for youth and parents about the factors that cause adolescents to run away from home.
  • BoysTown

    1-800-448-3000 Hotline is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm EST (US time zone) and provides information and/or intervention for children, teens, and families in many areas including communication, suicide, cutting, domestic violence, parenting education, and mental illness. Translators are available in 140 languages. . Anonymous and confidential unless caller requests direct aid. Free in US. http://www.boystown.org (en ingles) Website provides information on many issues affecting families, such as poor communication, substance abuse, and mental illness. Website provides resources and/or intervention specifically for children and teenagers in dangerous or troubling circumstances. Website offers publications for parents and families about family counseling and parenting education.
  • National Dating Abuse Helpline

    1-800-799-7233 (US) Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides crisis counseling for those in abusive relationships. Counselors also provide information on dating abuse for concerned friends and family members.
  • Coalition for Family Harmony

    1-800-300-2181 Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide crisis counseling to those experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual abuse. www.thecoalition.org Website offers domestic violence resources and publications.
  • National Child Abuse Hotline

    1-800-422-4453 Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides crisis counseling for children experiencing abuse and/or neglect or concerned adults aware of child abuse and/or neglect. Counselors can provide referrals to local support resources and offer literature about child abuse and neglect. Interpreters can provide assistance in 170 languages. Anonymous, Confidential, Free in US and Puerto Rico. http://www.childhelp.org/hotline/ Website provides information on child abuse and offers resources for children who are victims of abuse, neglect, bullying, or dating abuse. It also offers educational publications on parenting and other topics.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline

    1-800-799-7233 1-787-721-7676 (Puerto Rico) Hotlines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide crisis counseling to those experiencing domestic violence. Please note that the name of this organization may appear on your phone bill, even though it is free of charge. Anonymous, Confidential, and Free in US. www.thehotline.org Website provides information about safety planning, referrals, crisis intervention, teen dating abuse, and more.
  • National Runaway Safeline

    1-800-786-2929 Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides crisis counseling for adolescents who have runaway from home or who are thinking about running away from home. Immediate intervention can be provided such as free transportation for those wishing to return home or shelter for those for those whom going home is not an option. Anonymous, Confidential and Free in the US unless caller requests direct intervention. www.1800runaway.org Website provides information for youth and parents about the factors that cause adolescents to run away from home.