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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.  
www.thesafespace.org
Website provides information on dating abuse, safety, and rights. 
 
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.
www.childhelp.org/pages/hotline-home 
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

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.

 

 

Compulsive Disorders

 

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.


 

Cutting/Self-Abuse

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. 
 
Broken Palace
1-800-394-4673
Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide spiritual coaching to teens who are stuggling with cutting, anxiety, and depression. Anonymous, Confidential, and Free in US. 
www.brokenpalace.com
Website offers many resources, including an art wall, prayer wall, and video library for teens who are struggling with cutting, anxiety, and depression. Website offers a wall to post stories and read stories of other struggling teens.
 
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.
http://www.samaritanshope.org/teen-helpline.html
Website provides information about suicide and the hotline.
 
 
 

 

 

Depression

 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.

 

Difficulty Getting Close to or Caring for Others

For Difficulty Getting Close to or Caring for Your Child/Children, Partner, Family Members/Friends

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.
 
 

 

Eating Disorders

 

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://ww.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.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Frozen Emotions

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.
 

 

Gambling and Overspending

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. 

 

Mood Swings

 

 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.

 

Overworking

 
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.

 

Phobia

Medline Plus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/phobias.html
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus//phobias.html (en ingles)
Websites provides information about  identifying and managing phobias. It lists links to information about different types of phobias.
 

Fundacion Fobia Club
http://www.fobiaclub.com/index1.php
Website provides information about phobias and has an online support group through Facebook.
 

 

Risky Behaviors (Risk-Taking)

 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.
http://www.samaritanshope.org/teen-helpline.html
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.   

 
 
 

 

Self-Medicating with Alcohol

 
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://adultchildren.org/Meetings.s
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://theparenttoolkit.org/es/
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.

 

Self-Medicating with Drugs

 
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://theparenttoolkit.org
Website provides information for parents on the prevention and detection of drug use in adolescents.   Website offers publications on prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. 

 

Sexual Dysfunction or Sexual Acting Out

 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.

 

Signs of Complicated Grief

 

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 symptoms 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.

 

Suicidal Thoughts

 

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.org
Website provides information about understanding suicide, preventing suicide, and coping with a loved one’s suicide. 
 
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.
http://www.samaritanshope.org/teen-helpline.html
Website provides information about suicide and the 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.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unhealthy or Abusive Relationships

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.  
www.thesafespace.org
Website provides information on dating abuse, safety, and rights. 
 
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.
www.childhelp.org/pages/hotline-home 
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. 
 

 

Violence

 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.  
www.thesafespace.org
Website provides information on dating abuse, safety, and rights. 
 
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.
www.childhelp.org/pages/hotline-home 
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.