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If you are thinking about harming yourself or attempting suicide, tell someone who can help right away.

– Call 911 for emergency services.

– Go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

– Ask a family member or friend to help you make these calls or take you to the hospital.

 

If you or someone you know may be struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) any time of day or night or chat online.

 

If you have lost a loved one to suicide, visit Alliance of Hope to find support resources.

 

If you are grieving the death of a loved one who served, you can contact the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) at 800-959-8277.

 

Help, Hotlines, and Crisis Intervention

Help, Hotlines, and Crisis Intervention:

Suicide Prevention Life Line : If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.

Teen & youth Help Hot Line : Do you need help working something out? Do you want to talk to someone who understands, like another teen? We’re here to help!

National Human Trafficking Hotline : Are you or someone you know being trafficked? Is human trafficking happening in your community? Is the situation you may have encountered human trafficking? If you know of these concerns, contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 for specialized victim services referrals or to report the situation.

211 Resources : 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across the U.S. find local resources they need. 211 is here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week for any crisis or need related to mental health, food, emergency/disasters, health, housing/utilities, human trafficking, jobs/employment, veterans. Dial 2-1-1.

 

Bullying

Bullying:

How to Deal with Bullying: Information how to deal with bullying.

Bullying Help Chat Line: Are you being or have you been bullied or cyberbullied? Are you going through a rough time because of it? You are not alone! Free and Confidential. Ages 13-24 only. Not available to adults.

 

Dating/Domestic Violence and Abuse

Dating/Domestic Violence and Abuse:

Domestic Violence: If you are experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship, speak to a highly trained advocate at the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24 hours/7days a week.

Sexual Assault: To be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area, call 800.656.HOPE (4673)..

Domestic Violence Community Support Group: Join our network of professionals from public, private and non-profit organizations, survivors and community members to make a difference in your community in the effort to end domestic violence

Domestic Violence Programs : Becky’s House with YWCA San Diego: Find immediate help and shelter to escape domestic abuse. Includes a 24-Hour hotline

Resources for Domestic Violence: Victim Resources for Domestic Violence: San Diego Police Department. The SDPD shows what your options are regarding finding legal help, pressing criminal charges, and staying safe from an abuser.

Support Group for Domestic Violence: Center for Community Solutions –San Diego: Support and treatment for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as resources for prevention. Includes section for getting help now.

Rape and Abuse Hotline: RAINN – Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network: Includes 24/7 hotline and resources for getting safe, confidential help now.

Victims of Sexual Assault: Bulletins for Teens: Sexual Assault: National Center for Victims of Crime. Information about sexual assault, including how to get help for you or a friend.

Depression, Self-Harm, and Suicide Prevention

Depression, Self-Harm, and Suicide Prevention:

Depression, Self-Harm, and Suicide Prevention: We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7 at (800) 273-8255 is free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

Mental Health Helpline: Mental health conditions are common among teens and young adults. 1 in 5 live with a mental health condition—half develop the condition by age 14 and three quarters by age 24. For some, experiencing the first signs can be scary and confusing. Discussing what you are going through with others is an important first step to getting help. CALL THE NAMI HELPLINE at 800-950-NAMI , M-F, 10 AM – 6 PM ET. FIND HELP IN A CRISIS OR TEXT “NAMI” TO 741741 or info@nami.org

Preventing Youth Suicide: We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7 at (800) 273-8255 is free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

SAFE Alternatives : Resources and support to end self-injurious behavior

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) : Also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

EATING DISORDERS

EATING DISORDERS:

NEDA – National Eating Disorders Association: Find help and support for eating disorders, as well as educational resources.

NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health. : Information about signs, symptoms, treatment, and support.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD): Information about signs, symptoms, treatment, and support.

 

 

GANG INVOLVEMENT

GANG INVOLVEMENT:

Live Gang Free: A national organization dedicated to ending youth gang involvement.

National Gang Center: Parents’ Guide to Gangs. Educational resources for parents.

Gang Prevention: If a youth you or you know someone that is affected by or at risk of gang involvement, there are resources and support services that can help.

LGBTQIA RESOURCES AND SUPPORT FOR TEENS

LGBTQIA RESOURCES AND SUPPORT FOR TEENS::

The Trevor Project: Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBT teens. Includes 24-Hour hotline. Need help? We are here for you 24 hours a day/7 days a week

CDC: Resources for LGBTQ Youth and Friends/Supporters

PFLAG : Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: Support, education, and resources for LGBT teens and their allies.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

SUBSTANCE ABUSE:

LA County Public Health: If you or someone you know has a substance use disorder, also known as addiction, we can help.

Orange County Social Services Agency: Resources for Substance Abuse

Riverside County Health System and Behavioral Health: Resources for Substance Abuse

San Diego Health and Human Services Agency: Substance Use Disorder Services

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) : National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: We provide support and guidance to families like yours struggling with their son’s or daughter’s substance use.

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens: Get the latest on how drugs affect the brain and body. Featuring videos, games, blog posts and more!

TEEN HEALTH

TEEN HEALTH:

Teens Health: We’re a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. Teens Health is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice. There’s a lot of confusing, misleading, and just plain wrong health information on the Web. Our mission is to tell it to you straight.

NIDDK: Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers.

Nutrition.gov: Reliable information to help you make healthier choices about eating

WOMEN’S HEALTH, PREGNANCY, AND TEEN PARENTING

WOMEN’S HEALTH, PREGNANCY, AND TEEN PARENTING:

Childcare Resource Services : We are committed to supporting families in their search for quality, affordable and convenient child care options. Funded by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division, YMCA Childcare Resource Service offers free child care referrals and resources to families in San Diego County so parents and guardians can make informed decisions about child care.

HHS.gov: Teen health services and resources for pregnant and parenting teens and their partners

Teens Health: Learn the facts about your development related to puberty, menstruation, infections, and more for guys and girls

AdolescentHealth.org: Teen Development and Reproductive Health Resources for Adolescents and Young Adults are online resources aimed specifically at adolescents and young adults

San Diego County MCFHS: Maternal, Child, and Family Health Services (MCFHS) is a multidisciplinary, multicultural branch dedicated to working with community and Health and Human Services Agency partners to promote health and to protect and support pregnant women, children, families and communities.

Text 4 Baby: There are a lot of things to remember when you’re pregnant or a new mom. Text4baby makes it easy to get important information, and it’s free. Women who text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 receive free text messages three times per week, timed to their due date or their baby’s birth date, through pregnancy and up until the baby’s first birthday. Text4baby sends personalized messages directly to you, and the texts have information you can trust because they are developed by experts from all over the country. There is also an app that provides additional information about baby’s development, pregnancy, childcare tips, and more.

First 5 California: Our programs are centered around the child, parent, and teacher to improve early childhood outcomes in the areas of health and nutrition, early literacy and language development, quality child care, and smoking cessation