Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Lifeline is a free, confidential, 24 hour hotline for anyone who is going through emotional distress or is in suicidal crisis.

Specific issues and other helplines

Child Abuse

Get help in a crisislogo_childhelpIf you are a victim of child abuse or know someone who is being abused, please call the Child Help Line at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453).

 

Cutting

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S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior

 

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN)

logo_rainnRAINN.org is a free, confidential and secure crisis hotline 24/7 for victims of sexual assault or violence as well as their friends and families. Call 1- 800-656-HOPE (4673)

 

Girls’ Health

Girlshealth.gov offers girls reliable information about physical, mental, and emotional health.

Dr. Allison Kress

Licensed psychologist on Bainbridge Island specializing in teens, families, cutting/self-injury, and women’s issues. Her website includes helpful information, including warning signs of self-injury, as well as contact information.

National Dating Abuse Helpline

logo_loveisrespectLoveisrespect.org is the ultimate resource to engage, educate and empower youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships. Call 1-866-331-9474

 

National Runaway Safeline

logo_nationalrunawayNational Runaway Safeline is an anonymous and free 24 hour crisis line for anyone who might want to run-away from home or find themselves homeless. This hotline can also help if you want to come home if you are on the run or have a friend who is looking for help and is thinking about running away or is already on the run. Call 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929).

 

The Trevor Project

logo_trevorThe Trevor Project focuses on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, providing an accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline. Call at 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386).

LGBTQI Resources

For more LGBTQI resources, check out our LGBTQI Resources page.

 

Teen Line

logo_teenlineTeen-to-Teen hotline and community outreach program with over 10,000 teens contacting TEEN LINE each year by calling, texting or emailing. The line is open every night from 6-10pm PST to help adolescents address their problems in a confidential, anonymous and comfortable manner. Call at 1-800-852-8336

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)

logo_samhsaHelpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

 

Poison

logo_poisonPoison Control at 1-800-222-1222. Poison control is a free, 24 hour hotline for anyone in need of medical information and resources for poisoning, including alcohol and household cleaners.

 

 

ReachOut

logo_reachoutReachOut.com does not provide counseling but the Get Help section can give you more information about how to help yourself generally or in a crisis; inluding how to find people to support you; what types of treatments options you might have; how you can help a friend on a lot of issues they might be dealing with.

You might also want to read these fact sheets if you are worried about yourself or a friend.