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Teencentral.com Information about topics with which teens struggle
Yourlifeyourvoice.org Boys Town, 24 hour hotline for youth. (1-800-448-3000)
www.lifeline-gallery.org The Lifeline Gallery: Stories of Hope and Recovery. Create an avatar and tell your story. Read the stories of others and learn that you are not alone in your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
Do you need help now?
D.C. Department of Mental Health Access Helpline
Call 1-888-7WE-HELP 24 hours a day/7 days a week. A mobile crisis team can be dispatched to your home or other site in the community.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org. Lifeline is a free, confidential, 24 hour hotline for anyone who is going through emotional distress or is in a suicidal crisis.
Call 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.
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or online at http://www.rainn.org. RAINN is a free, confidential and secure crisis hotline 24/7 for victims of sexual assault or violence as well as their friends and families.
DC Rape Crisis Center
Call 202-333-7273. They run a 24-hotline for sexual assault victims, as well as individual and group therapy. They also offer education and will accompany a rape survivor to the hospital.
National Runaway Switchboard
Call 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). 1-800-RUNAWAY is an anonymous and free 24-hour crisis line for anyone who might want to run away from home or who finds 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.
The Trevor Project
Call 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386) or online at http://www.thetrevorproject.org. The Trevor Project is a national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Trevor Project operates a 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth.
The Preparatory School of DC
The Preparatory School of DC partnered with Still Eye Rise and Yasmin Shiraz, an award-winning filmmaker, WebTV producer and author. Still Eye Rise produced a documentary highlighting youth making the difference for themselves and for friends. Watch the documentary at www.TheDifferenceFilm.com
Links to Suicide Prevention Organizations
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
The American Association of Suicidology
The Jed Foundation
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Mental Health America
National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide (NOPCAS)
Suicide Awareness/ Voices of Education
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
The Trevor Project
Alcohol and Drugs Call D.C. Department of Health/Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration for a referral: 202-727-8473
Teen Substance Abuse
DMH School Mental Health Program