24H Hotlines

 Problems that teenagers are faced with today can take so many forms. Even in stable, solid family units, teenagers will face confusion and uncertainty with themselves and life. But in today’s world of divorce, broken homes, unsafe sex and alcohol abuse, teenagers face issues that show themselves in different ways to different individuals.

Here is a look into problems and issues that teenagers deal with as they learn about life, choices and the power of their own voice and beliefs. Common teenager problems include:

* Body Image* Sibling Rivalry* Divorce* Teenage Pregnancy* Practicing Safe Sex* Teen Dating* Schooling & Jobs* Drugs & Alcohol* Eating Disorders* Weight Struggles* Acne* Gangs* Sexuality* Domestic Violence* Discrimination*

It is important to ask for help when you need it. Never think that you have to carry your burdens by yourself. The strongest people are the ones who are humble enough to realize that they cannot do it all on their own, and they need support and advice from others.

TEEN ASSISTANCE HOTLINES

This is a place you can call no matter what you think your problem is, and even if you aren’t sure, but are just feeling bad, sad or unhappy.
CALL ANY TIME FOR
ANY REASON
TEEN LINE Online
800-852-8336 or
(800)-TLC-TEEN
(California only)

Girls and Boys Town
National Hotline…
Call With any
Problem, Anytime
1-800-448-3000
(TDD 1-800-448-1833)
Open 24 hours a day, everyday
http://www.boystown.org

SUICIDE
California Youth Crisis Line
24 hours
1 (800) 843-5200

Covenant House
24 hours
1 (800) 999-9999
http://www.covenanthouse.org
Trevor Line
24 hours
1 (800) 850-8078

 RUNAWAY
California Youth Crisis Line
24 hours
1 (800) 843-5200
http://www.ccyfc.org
Covenant House
24 hours
Missing Children Hotline
24 hours
1 (800) 222-3463
http://www.caag.state.ca.us

National Runaway Switchboard
24 hours
1 (800) 621-4000
http://www.nrscrisisline.org

RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT
RAINN
(Rape, Abuse, Incest
National Network)
1-800-656-HOPE
1-800-656-4673

Child Abuse Hotline
(to report abuse)
24 Hours
1(800) 540-4000

Child Help USA
(counseling for child abuse)
24 Hours
1(800) 422-4453
http://www.childhelpusa.org

PREGNANCY
800-230-PLAN www.Plannedparenthood.org Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Counseling and referral. 888-672-2296 America’s Pregnancy Helpline Information on pregnancy options. Special section for teens.
800-532-3749 www.thehelpline.org
CTIS Pregnancy Risk Information www.ctispregnancy.org

California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS)
Information about prescriptive and non-prescriptive drugs, street drugs, alcohol, chemicals, infectious diseases and any other physical agents which may be harmful to an unborn child. Campaign for our Children Abstinence education and pregnancy prevention guide for teens.

 SELF-INJURY
800-DONT-CUT 800-366-8288 SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends) www.selfinjury.com

 SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
Aids/Hiv/Stds
AIDS and STD’s National Hotline
24 Hours
English 1(800) 342-2437
Spanish 1(800) 344-7432
National STD Hotline
Mon-Fri, 5 AM-8 PM
1(800) 227-8922
www.cdcnpin.org
California HIV Test sites: http://www.centerLB.org
http://www.sfaf.org

ALCOHOL & DRUGS
Alateen
1 (888) 684-6444
http://www.al-anon-alateen.org

Heroin Hotline
24 hours
1(800) 943-7646

Meth Addiction Help
1-800-662-HELP (4357);
Spanish speakers
call 1-800-66-AYUDA (27832)
or visit the
Substance Abuse Treatment
Facility Locator
.
For additional treatment
resources, please see the

LINKS section
.

Other Websites:
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
www.drugfreeamerica.org
www.drughelp.org

SMOKING
800-nobutts
800-662-8887
www.nobutts.org
Help with quitting smoking.

 SEXUALITY
www.Teenwire.org
Sexuality and relationship information from Planned Parenthood.
800-246-PRIDE
800-246-7743
LYRIC (Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center)

www.lyric.org
Free and anonymous Youth Talk line/Info line provides peer support, health and sexuality information, and referrals to youth callers throughout the state of California.
PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

www.community.pflag.org
Support, education and advocacy. Find a community chapter.

GRIEF SUPPORT AND EDUCATION
Directory of San Francisco Bay Area Resources for Grief And Life-Threatening Illness

www.growthhouse.org
650-321-5272
KARA

www.kara-grief.org
Compassionate support to those who are grieving a death or facing a life-threatening illness.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
866-331-9474
(24 hours)
English and Spanish
National Domestic Violence Hotline

www.ndvh.org Crisis intervention, information and referrals.
650-259-8136
Teen Relationship Web Site

www.teenrelationships.org
National web site by and for teens.
800-422-4453
(24 hours)
Child Help USA

www.childhelpusa.org
Nat’l child abuse hotline.

 DISCRIMINATION
800-649-0404
Anti-Hate Line

www.contactcares.org
A service, partnered with the Human Relations Commission, for listening, reporting, and follow-up of incidences of discrimination and hate crimes.
800-426-HAND
(California & Nevada)
Disabilities/Handicapped Crisis Line
Information and referrals by and for people with disabilities.

 HEALTH QUESTIONS
888-711-TEEN
888-711-8336
Weekdays,12 – 8 p.m.
Weekends, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

www.lpch.org
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Teenage Health Resource Line
Confidential health information for teens.