Hotlines And Web Sites For Teens

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Hotlines And Web Sites For Teens

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Hotlines And Web Sites For Teens

With all the changes that happen while you are a teenager, you will likely have many questions on a variety of topics.

If you have questions you feel uncomfortable discussing with your friends, parents or other adults, here are several toll-free hotlines and other information resources that may provide the answers and help you need.

The hotlines are confidential. You can call many of these numbers any time (24 hours). You won't be asked to give any identifying information, unless you are giving your name and address to receive information through the mail. We've also provided Web and e-mail addresses.

ABORTION

National Abortion Federation
Toll-free hotline: 1-800-772-9100 — Weekdays: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (All times are EST)
Referrals: 1-877-257-0012
Support, referrals and easy-to-read information in both English and Spanish.
http://www.prochoice.org/

Planned Parenthood
Toll free: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526) — 24 hours
Automatically connects you to the Planned Parenthood center nearest you, but not all clinics answer their phones 24 hours a day.
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/teens/index.html

ADOPTION

National Adoption Center
Toll free: 1-800-862-3678
Offers information on how to adopt, photographs of children and teens available for adoption.
http://www.adopt.org/

AIDS

CDC National AIDS 24-Hour Hotline
Toll free: 1-800-232-4636 (CDC-INFO, formerly the CDC National AIDS Hotline) 24 Hours/Day.
Get answers to your questions regarding HIV/AIDS and how to protect yourself.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/default.htm

National Pediatrics AIDS Network
Information, advocacy, and emotional support to help children and teens cope with HIV/AIDS; national and state-by-state hotlines.
http://www.npan.org/

AIDSinfo
 Outside US: 301-315-2816
TTY: 1-888-480-3739
Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. (ET)
Real-time, online assistance is available Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. (ET).
Spanish-speaking health information specialists are available.
http://aidsinfo.nih.gov

Project Inform
Toll free: 1-800-822-7422 — HIV Health InfoLine available Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.(PT)
Provides news and vital information on the diagnosis and treatment of HIV disease.
http://www.projectinform.org/

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS

Above the Influence
Provides information about risks of drugs and alcohol use, and how to resist peer pressure.
http://www.abovetheinfluence.com/

Al-Anon/Alateen
Hotline: 1-888-425-2666
Telephone: 757-563-1600 Fax: 757-563-1655
For families and friends of alcoholics. Provides referrals to local meetings.
http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/

Narcotics Anonymous
Provides information and helpline numbers by geographical area.
http://www.na.org

The Partnership at Drugfree.org
Telephone: 212-922-1560
Fax: 212-922-1570
Offers practical advice and information for parents and teens to help prevent them from getting involved with drugs and alcohol.
http://www.drugfree.org/

BIRTH CONTROL

Emergency Contraception Web site
Provides information about emergency contraception (EC) and where to find an EC provider.
http://www.not-2-late.com/

Planned Parenthood
Telephone: 1-800-230-7526 — 24 hours
Automatically connects you to the clinic nearest you, but not all clinics answer their phones 24 hours a day. Online services include chat and health center locator.

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/teens/index.html

CRISIS

NINELINE Hotline
Telephone: 1-800-999-9999 — 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. (ET)
Provides crisis intervention, referral and information services to homeless, runaway and other troubled youth and their families.
http://www.covenanthouse.org/nineline/index.html

Childhelp's National Child Abuse Hotline
Telephone: 1-800-422-4453 — 24 hours
Counselors provide help, referrals and information for children and young people in crisis.
http://www.childhelp.org

DEPRESSION AND MENTAL HEALTH

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Information, podcast and fact sheets for teens, parents and educators to help understand the signs and symptoms of teenage bipolar disorder and depression.
http://www.depressedteens.com/facts.html

EATING DISORDERS

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Helpline: 630-577-1330 — 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (CT), Monday through Friday.
Offers support, information and treatment resources to help prevent and reduce the problems associated with eating disorders and help develop a healthy eating lifestyle.
http://www.anad.org/

Overeaters Anonymous
Telephone: 505-891-2664 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (MT), Monday through Friday.
Support and meetings for people who want to stop compulsive eating.
http://www.oa.org/

NIDDK Weight-control Information Network
Telephone: 877-946-4627
Specific information for teenagers who want to learn how to eat better and control their weight.
http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/take_charge.htm"

GAY, LESBIAN, BI-SEXUAL, TRANSGENDER

YouthResource
Telephone: 202-419-3420 — 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday.
Provides support, information and online peer education on sexual health issues; website created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people.
http://www.amplifyyourvoice.org/youthresource

RAPE

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Telephone: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) — 24 hours
Offers free confidential counseling for victims. Your call is instantly connected to the rape crisis center nearest you. There is also an Online hotline.
http://www.rainn.org

RUNAWAY

National Runaway Switchboard
Telephone: 1-800-786-2929 — 24 hours
Free, anonymous and confidential help for runaways and those thinking about running away; website offers live chat.
http://www.1800runaway.org/

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

American Social Health Association STI Resource Center Hotline
Telephone: 919-361-8488 — 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday.
Provides information, materials and referrals to anyone concerned about sexually transmitted infections (STI).
http://www.ashastd.org/

CDC HIV/AIDS & STDs
Telephone: 1-800-232-4636 — 24 hours
Provides information about sexually transmitted infections and how to prevent them. Also provides referrals to clinics.
http://www.cdc.gov/std/hiv/default.htm

SUICIDE

NINELINE Hotline
Telephone: 1-800-999-9999 — 24 hours
Provides crisis intervention, referral and information services to homeless, runaway and other troubled youth and their families.
http://www.convenanthouse.org/nineline/index.html

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Telephone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) — 24 hours
Immediate crisis intervention for anyone in danger of hurting themselves; calls are routed to the crisis center nearest you; referrals provided to mental health centers.
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

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