Resources for Teens
DoSomething.org’s You’ve Got the Power anti-bullying campaign!
Bullying affects 1 in 5 students in the U.S. This epidemic is preventable when others stand up for victims - but 85% of the time nobody intervenes. That’s where DoSomething.org came in! They received 39,441 anti-bullying tactics and compiled them into the largest crowd-sourced anti-bullying guide. You can find that guide here.
Read their Coping with Discrimination guide to get simple tips on how to take care of yourself if you face discrimination.
Not sure if you’re registered to vote? Here’s everything you need to know to vote: https://www.vote.org/
The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Trevor Helpline is available as a resource to parents, family members and friends of young people as well. Visit www.TheTrevorProject.org for more information and resources for young people, including “Dear Trevor,” an online Q&A forum for non-time sensitive questions.
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Both toll-free, 24-hour, confidential hotlines which connect you to a trained counselor at the nearest suicide crisis center
loveisrespect’s purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.
Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.
Check out Scarleteen for info on sex ed for the real world - inclusive, comprehensive, supportive, sexuality and relationships info for teens and emerging adults
Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.
Need help? Call their 24-hour hotline 1-800-621-HOPE (4673)
Click here to get learn about how to get help after rape and sexual assault.
Click here for their guide “After Sexual Assault: A Recovery Guide for Survivors”
Check out DrugRehab.com’s educational guide “Bullying and Substance Abuse: Who It Affects and Why”
Click here to learn more about alcohol addiction.
You must understand alcohol or drug addiction and their causes before you can overcome them. The factors that lead to substance abuse and addiction are different for each person. Drug Rehab explains how drugs affect your body, the reasons people turn to them and how to recover from alcoholism and other substance use disorders.
Check out The Recovery Village’s page on Teen Drug Abuse Statistics & Facts.