important HELP numbers

Important Numbers and Sites to Know

Sometimes you just need to talk to someone neutral about what’s going on in your life – and you should.  Talk helps.

Here are a few excellent toll-free and completely confidential numbers that might help you figure out solutions to something troubling you.

Drug/Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

National  Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center


24/7 confidential and free factual answers to drug and alcohol questions plus information on treatment and rehab programs nationwide.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association Helpline


Straight facts about eating disorders, recovery and treatment plans including support groups


Gamblers Anonymous

1.888.GA.HELPS (424-3577)

Free, confidential support and referrals to local meetings

Talk to a friend

Peer-to-Peer Help

Youth America Hotline


Youth America Hotline is a toll free, peer-to-peer hotline network

 Running Away and Homelessness

Stand Up for Kids


If you're in a bad situation, make a call and talk it through. Help is out there for you.

Helping thousands of homeless and street kids every day across America.

National Runaway Switchboard


Covenant House Nine Line


Child Help USA


Sex and Pregnancy

Know the facts

Planned Parenthood


Get the facts about birth control, pregnancy, abortion, STDs and other health issues affecting teenagers.

Sexual Assault


24/7 free and confidential support for sexual abuse victims


National Quit Smoking Hotline


Tobacco counseling and referrals to local programs that can offer free counseling and nicotine patches to help you quit.

You are not alone - reach out

Suicide and Depression

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

1.800.273.8255 (TALK)

1.800.799.4889 – for hearing and speech impaired with TTY equipment

1.888.628.9454 – en Espanol

24-hour free hotline, completely confidential services provided by more than 140 crisis centers nationwide.

Concerned about suicide warning signs in a friend?


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