Thursday, December 03, 2009

Suicide hotlines and helplines with counseling for teens worldwide

You are not alone . . . but there are times in everyone's life where we honestly feel just that way.  Hey, there wouldn't be so many caring people sitting in crisis centers at this very moment just waiting to hear your voice so that they can help if you were really alone in this world, would there?  Call one of them . . . why not do it now? 

Friends, relatives and parents, if you are worried about a teen or a family, don't wait.  Call now.

Here are just a handful of the hundreds of exceptional organizations with the resources and know-how to help.

 In the United States:

National Youthline
1-877-968-8454  (1.877.YOUTHLINE).
Toll free peer-to-peer hotline network that links callers to community-based peer counselling hotlines across the U.S.

Boys Town National Hotline for teens, parents and families:  1-800-448-3000 or send hem an email.  The Boys Town National Hotline is a 24-hour crisis, resource and referral line. Trained counselors are there to respond to your questions whenever you make the call. They help teens and parents with many issues including but not limited to:  suicide prevention, physical or sexual abuse, depression, school issues, parenting troubles, chemical dependency and runaways. Teens, check out their new website, Your Life, Your Voice.

The Trevor Project Helpline.
1-866-488-7386 (1-866-4.U.Trevor).  The Trevor Helpline. The only 24-hour, national suicide prevention line for gay and questioning youth in the U.S.

Internationally: Worldwide help for people in crisis. This site translates into 21 languages and links site visitors to their regional or national crisis line. 

International Suicide Hotlines Select your country from the map to find a toll free number in your location. 

The U.K. and Ireland: 

SamaritansUK: 08457 90 90 90 and ROI: 1850 60 90 90

In Canada:

Kids Help Phone Counselling   1-800-668-6868 or select your province on the interactive map to find the correct crisis centre phone number for your location. 

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