TEEN LINE: 310-855-4673
TEEN LINE is a confidential telephone helpline for teenaged callers. The TEEN LINE volunteers who answer the calls, emails and chats are Southern California teenagers who have been specially trained. They won’t judge you or give advice – their job is to listen to your feelings and help you to clarify your concerns, define the options available to you, and help you make positive decisions. No problem is too small, too large, or too shocking for the TEEN LINE volunteers.
SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention.
Suicide Awareness and Prevention
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization or institution; does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses or opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions. Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): 1-800-656-4673
Reaching out for help is often the first step toward healing. RAINN provides support for sexual assault victims and their loved ones through two hotlines at 800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org. Whether you are more comfortable on the telephone or online, RAINN has services that can guide you in your recovery.
BREVARD CRISIS LINE: 211
2-1-1 Brevard provides information & assistance in times of emotional, financial & community crisis.
2-1-1 is a simple, easy-to-remember number to call when you want to find or give help in Brevard County. Trained 2-1-1 counselors are available around the clock to help people who:
- Are seeking information about or referral to local governmental, health or social services
- Want to talk to someone about grief, relationship issues, personal crisis, family concerns, etc.
- Are depressed and/or considering suicide
- Are interested in volunteering their time or donating money or items to local organizations
Addiction Center is a free web information guide that connects people with addictions and their families with the help they need to put their lives together. A study conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2010 showed that about 21% of teens have used some form of illegal drug by 8th grade and that number increases to almost 50% by the 12th grade. Our goal is to help these teens and their families by providing them with information and support on different substances, addictions, and recovery resources.
RECOMMENDED INTERNET RESOURCES
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REAL TEEN STORIES
Real stories from real teens about getting through difficult times and successfully dealing with teen problems
- Pacer Center’s Teens Against Bullying
- Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center
- What Is CyberBullying and How to Stop It
- Stop Bullying
- What Is Cyberbullying? – An Overview for Students, Parents, and Teachers.” Attending school offers a unique environment for students, but can also expose them to online harassment and bullying from others. This guide offers a plethora of information on cyberbullying in general, how to spot it, handle it and overcome it.
SEXUAL IDENTITY CONCERNS
- Metanoia – Turning Toward the Light
- HelpGuide.org – Teen Depression
- Suicide Awareness~Voices of Education (SAVE)
- Real Stories