Sometimes you need someone to talk to outside of Lifeline Crisis Chat hours.  Sometimes you need in-person help in your local area.  Sometimes you want other types of resources, including information and message boards.  Below is a list of websites and phone numbers for organizations that address many of the topics people talk to us about on chat.

Local Information and Referrals

211
211.org
A website on which you can enter in a ZIP code or city/state combo to be directed to an online referral database in the that area (when available).  Can also dial 211.

 

Domestic Abuse

http://www.domesticviolence.org/personalized-safety-plan/
Site provides a personalized safety plan for anyone in an abusive relationship, along with excellent information and referrals.

Love is Respect Chat
A hotline and chat service for young adults, but no one is turned down.  Focus is on abusive vs. healthy relationships.  Chat is run by young adult peer advocates.

 

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association -- Information & Referral Helpline
800-931-2237

Something Fishy Website on Eating Disorders
Dedicated to raising awareness about eating disorders - emphasizing that eating disorders are NOT about food; they are the symptoms of something deeper.

 

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender

GLBT National Help Center
General talkline: 888-843-4564 
Youth talkline: 800-246-PRIDE (7743)
A chat service offering one-on-one peer support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people, run by the GLBT National Help Center.
.........Monday through Friday 4pm - Midnight, Eastern
.........Saturday noon to 5pm, Eastern

Trevor Lifeline
866-488-7386
Hotline for GLBT youth.
A chat service for GLBTQ youth.

It Gets Better
The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the happiness and potential their lives will reach once they can get through their teen years.

 

Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Find the nearest NAMI chapter by location.  Obtain information and advocacy assistance, and take part in local awareness activities.

ManTherapy.org
ManTherapy.org is made for working-aged men who may be dealing with depression or suicide.  This innovative site combines excellent information and humor.

Mood Gym
Learn cognitive behavior therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.  This interactive website helps users learn healthy behaviors.

Healing From BPD
This blog, list of resources, and chat room were created to share the real world applications of Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills.

Boys Town
1-800-448-3000
Boys Town provides a hotline and chat for kids, teens and young adults who are depressed or faced with an overwhelming challenge.

To Write Love on Her Arms
Information on depression, self-injury, addictions and suicide and the relationships between them, and give hope to people dealing with these issues.

 

Pregnancy & Sexual Health

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood chat site where clients can ask questions about pregnancy, STDs, birth control, emergency contraception and abortion and can get referrals.
Text "PPNOW" to 774636 (PPINFO)

 

Non-Suicidal Self Injury

Self Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E) 
S.A.F.E. is a highly regarded treatment approach for NSSI.  The website has information about treatment and links for help in finding a therapist for help with NSSI.

To Write Love on Her Arms
Information on depression, self-injury, addictions and suicide and the relationships between them, and hope for people dealing with these issues.

The Butterfly Project
Special practice for avoiding self-injury by drawing butterflies on yourself (more guidelines on the website).

 

Sexual Abuse/Assault

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network Chat
A chat service for sexual assault survivors, run by RAINN.

 

Suicide

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK
The Lifeline is a network of 160 crisis centers in 50 states which provides confidential emotional support to people in suicidal or emotional distress. 

IMAlive
IMAlive provides crisis intervention services via online chat. Their services are available on weekdays starting at 7pm Eastern Time and running to 10:30 or 12:30 pm, depending on the day.

ReachOut USA
ReachOut USA uses the internet to provide information teens and young adults need and want in an anonymous, non-threatening and non-judgmental space.  

To Write Love on Her Arms
Information on depression, self-injury, addictions and suicide and the relationships between them, and give hope to people dealing with these issues.

ManTherapy.org
ManTherapy.org is made for working-aged men who may be dealing with depression or suicide.  This innovative site combines excellent information and humor.

Five Alive
Five Alive is dedicated to providing teens and young adults with the information they need to help a friend who may be considering suicide.  

 

Veterans

VA Chat
A 24/7 chat service for veterans, run by the VA.

 

Youth/Teens

Boys Town
1-800-448-3000
Boys Town provides a hotline and chat for kids, teens and young adults who are depressed or faced with an overwhelming challenge.

Teen Line
310-855-HOPE (4673) 
800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336) (toll-free in California only) 
Text TEEN LINE by texting "TEEN" to 839863

Teens Health
Tons of info on all kinds of issues that teens face, including depression, bullying, drugs/alcohol, sexual health, etc.

Five Alive
Five Alive is dedicated to providing teens and young adults with the information they need to help a friend who may be considering suicide.  

Love is Respect Chat
A hotline and chat service for young adults, but no one is turned down.  Focus is on abusive vs. healthy relationships.  Chat is run by young adult peer advocates.

National Runaway Switchboard
For runaway teens or teens considering leaving home. 
..........4:30pm-11:30pm Central

Covenant House Nineline
1-800-999-9999
Hotline: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, seven days a week.  
NINELINE CHAT: Tuesdays and Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

Do Something
DoSomething.org provides teens with campaigns and causes they can take part in to make the world a better place.

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