Teen Crisis Resources

Below you will find linked resources to assist you, your family or friends with various health issues. You can also find print resources in the library. 

BULLYING

STOPBULLYING.ORG

This site has helpful resources for teens that are being bullied or would like to learn more information about bullying.

DRUG ABUSE

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE FOR TEENS

This site has the facts on drugs and drug abuse. It is geared towards teens and has information for teens who feel that they or someone they know, may have a drug problem. Call – 800-662-HELP

MASSACHUSETTS SUBSTANCE ABUSE INFORMATION AND EDUCATION HELPLINE

This site is a good resource for finding a local treatment center and getting help with drug abuse issues. Call - 800-327-5050

MASSACHUSETTS AL-ANON AND ALATEEN

Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon (Alcoholics Anonymous) members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Call – 508-366-0556 or email ldcofma@aol.com to reach the Massachusetts area office.

HOMELESSNESS

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER - BOSTON

If you are homeless or thinking about running away from home, Bridge Over Troubled Water has resources to help you. You can visit their site in Boston or call their hotline! Call – 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) 

Located at Bridge Over Troubled Waters, 47 West Street, Boston, MA 02111

LGBTQ-SPECIFIC RESOURCES

THE TREVOR PROJECT

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Call – 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)

GLBT NATIONAL HELP CENTER

 National Youth Talkline. Call – 1800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)

TRANSGENDER HOTLINE

Call - (877) 565-8860

MENTAL ILLNESS

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) MA

This site has some helpful resources on a variety of topics for teens dealing with a mental illness or dealing with friends/family with a mental illness.  Call – 877-382-1609

CUTTING AND SELF HARM RESOURCE

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/cutting-and-self-harm.htm

SAFE ALTERNATIVES HOTLINE

Call – 800-366-8288

NATIONAL EATING DISORDER ASSOCIATION

http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ OR Call – 800-931-2237

RELATIONSHIPS/ABUSE

NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE

https://www.childhelp.org/hotline/ OR Call – 1800-4-A-CHILD (1800-422-4453)

JANE DOE INC.

The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence: free and confidential support for you, family members, and friends. If you or a friend have experienced sexual assault visit this site for information or call the SafeLink number. 
Call – 1-877-785-2020

A NEW DAY

This organization provides free and confidential counseling and advocacy to all individuals impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, and rape.

LOVE IS RESPECT

This site is a great resource for developing healthy relationships and to find help if you are in (or you think you might be in) an abusive relationship. Call - 866-331-9474 OR Text – “loveis” to 22522

SEXUAL EDUCATION

SEX, ETC.ORG

For information regarding sexual health and questions you may have. 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

For information regarding sexual health, unplanned pregnancy, STD Screenings, and Birth Control. Call – 800-258-4448

SUICIDE 

SUICIDE HOTLINE

Call - 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)