Help for Teens

Growing up is hard to do. Being a teenager is tough. There are a lot of pressures and a lot of things going on in life. There can be pressures and situations that seem more than you can handle, making it feel like there is no way out. Sometimes it seems like it situations will never end… like things will never change.

HANG ON. THERE IS HOPE.

Visiting this site acknowledges you understand this pressure, stressful thoughts and feelings. It lets you know you are not alone. Lots of people think about suicide at one time or another in their lives. It isn’t that they want to die; they just want to stop feeling the way they feel. It’s a choice that lasts forever, in response to problems that don’t. No matter how bad things seem, tomorrow holds new promise, new options and new paths. We understand… you just want to stop feeling miserable, hopeless, helpless and trapped. No matter how bad the situation and feelings are, it can be overcome.

No matter what you’re going through, suicide is not the answer.

In the dark places of your life and mind, it is better to have someone there with you. Talking about suicidal thoughts and feelings is hard to do. You don’t know how someone will feel or react if you tell them. Maybe they will dismiss it, maybe they will ignore it. However, maybe if you reach out, someone will listen and guide you to help and hope so that it doesn’t have to be this way.

IF YOU CAN’T FIND SOMEONE TO TALK TO, THEN CALL THE LIFELINE, 1-800-273-TALK.

Just know someone will listen. The people, who answer the phone at the suicide prevention hotline, talk to people who think about suicide all the time—so they know how to listen. They are ready to be there for you, know and understand so that you can find your way. It’s OK. It will be okay.

Resources for Teens

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in a suicidal crisis. If you need help, call now. You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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Crisis Text Line is free 24/7 support at your fingertips, where every texter is connected with a real-life, trained Crisis Counselor. All Crisis Counselors are volunteers, who donate their time to helping people in crisis. Text 741741.

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We Take a Stand is a website created with hopes of empowering others and eliminating bullying. The site offers information regarding bullying, cyber-bullying and steps that can be taken to get rid of such occurrences in schools, the workplace and the community.

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Too often policies and practices are put in to place to help our youth, but the youth are rarely asked what really works for them. That is our mission, to reach out to youth and hear their voice. We do this by implementing our 5 Key Concepts: Ask, Listen, Include, Spread and Follow Through. We look at multiple issues from education, child welfare, out-of-home placement and mental and behavioral health, and those are just a few.

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An online community created by and for teens, covering everything from fashion and beauty to news, culture and entertainment – all with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.

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Girls Leadership Institute teaches girls the skills to know who they are, what they believe and how to express it, empowering them to create change in their world. We work with girls, parents and caregivers and educators to ensure a lasting impact.

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