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National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Both toll-free, 24-hour, confidential hotlines which connect you to a trained counselor at the nearest suicide crisis center.
Safe Place: 1-888-290-7233
Project Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for young people in crisis through a network of qualified agencies, trained volunteers and businesses in 32 states. Call the hotline to find out if the program operates in your state, or look online.
National Alliance of the Mentally Ill: 1-800-950-6264
Toll-free, confidential hotline operating Mon.-Fri., 10 am- 6 pm (EST). Trained volunteers provide information, referrals, and support to anyone with questions about mental illness.
The Trevor Project: 866-4-U-TREVOR
The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Trevor Helpline is available as a resource to parents, family members and friends of young people as well. Visit www.TheTrevorProject.org for more information and resources for young people, including “Dear Trevor,” an online Q&A forum for non-time sensitive questions.
Crisis Hotlines: *Indicates not available 24/7
Rape and Sexual Assault: 800-656-4673
Domestic Violence: 800-799-7233
Teen Dating Violence: 866-331-9474
LGBTQ/Sexuality Support: 800-246-7743*
Runaway Safeline: 800-789-2929
Exhale (Post-Abortion Support): 866-439-4253*
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Web site for this 24-hour, confidential hotline offers details about how to call if you need help, how to identify suicide warning signs, and information for veterans experiencing mental distress.
The Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation works to reduce the stigma students feel about having or seeking treatment for emotional problems. It provides safe, accessible resources for students to help themselves or a friend.
A program of the Jed Foundation, ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding mental health and suicide prevention. The Jed Foundation provides ULifeline to all colleges and universities free of charge, regardless of the size or type of institution. Currently, more than 1,200 colleges and universities participate in the program. If your school does not participate, you can still access information on the Web site including suggestions for helping friends or family members suffering from mental illness and links to other online resources.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
A grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. NAMI on Campus clubs are student-run, student-led organizations that provide mental health support, education, and advocacy in a university or college setting.
National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
A user-friendly, single point of access to potentially life-saving information about youth violence and prevention and intervention strategies for the general public. Its site includes information on warning signs, prevention strategies and treatment for adolescents struggling with mental illness, and tips on how to prevent and/or respond to violent act in schools.
The Jason Foundation, Inc.
The Jason Foundation provides information, education programs and resources to help in the fight against the “silent epidemic” of youth suicide.
This Web site provides valuable information/educational resources for teenagers, their parents and educators to understand the signs and symptoms of teenage depression and get help when needed.
The National Association for School Psychologists
Offers extensive information for teens through its NASP Crisis Resources link.
The Suicide Prevention Action Network USA
A suicide prevention organization dedicated to generate grassroots support among suicide survivors.
Families for Depression Awareness
An organization that helps families recognize and cope with depressive disorders, and prevent suicide. Its Web site contains helpful resources, and inspirational stories about recovering from mental illness.
American Association of Suicidology
AAS is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide. Its Web site includes resources for helping those who are struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, and inspirational stories from suicide attempt survivors.
Teen Moods is a depression support community created by an adolescent with depression, and is open to all including teens and parents.
A supportive, informative Web site that offers a caring, safe environment for members to talk to their peers about depression, anxiety, mood disorders, medications, therapy and recovery.
The TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups at Columbia University is a non-profit privately funded public health initiative working to increase youth access to regular mental health checkups and the early identification of mental illness. TeenScreen Schools and Communities is the National Center’s flagship program, offering mental health checkups to youth through more than 500 local sites in 43 U.S. states. Visit the Web site to read facts/figures about teenage mental health, and to learn more about the National Center’s programs and initiatives. You can also call the center’s information line at 866-833-6727.
SWSDI, Stop Talking. Start Speaking.
The Southwest Speech and Debate Institute is a not-for-profit camp held on the campus of Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University each summer. SWSDI brings together some of the best coaches and former competitors from Arizona and states across the southwest. Metiza is proud to sponsor a full two-week scholarship to one fortunate student. For details click here.
The Salvation Army operates over 7000 centers in the US for the purposes of food distribution, disaster relief, anti-human trafficking, children’s programs and rehabilitation.
Find out how to get involved here.
AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency which seeks to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
Find out how to get involved here.
CARE is an international humanitarian organization which fights global poverty in the poorest communities in the world by providing innovative solutions and equipping individuals to succeed.
Find out how to get involved here.
Girls in Tech
ChickTech focus on making engineering fun and exciting for girls with a comprehensive year-long program starting each November. You can also get involved by joining one of their local chapters which provide hands-on workshops in robotics, web programming, gaming, and building computers. The best part is they’re free to participants! Find a local chapter near you here.
Calling all future leaders! Join MOHAI and NonprofitLeader.Org for Seattle’s second annual Youth Empowerment Day Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm! During this day-long event, youths will have the opportunity to work alongside local nonprofit leaders to deepen their knowledge of issues affecting their local peers and gain hands-on experience making an impact in their own communities. Everyone will leave having made a difference!
Addiction & Recovery
Drugs and alcohol have a greater effect on teens than on adults. The signs of addiction can be difficult to understand, and many teens don’t realize the long-term damage drugs have on their bodies because the short-term side effects fade. Help is available for teens who have questions about drug abuse or think they are suffering from addiction. DrugRehab.com is an online resource to help guide you in the right direction. Call 24/7 – 855-408-9822
LGBTQ+ Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resources. Recovery Village is an organization dedicated to helping individuals struggling with substance abuse into recovery. Are you in search of a drug rehab center with treatment programs specifically designed for LGBTQ+ individuals? Do you want more information about substance abuse in this community? You can find answers here. Whether you’re a member of the queer community, or you’re the loved one of someone who is, check this resource for answers to many of your questions.