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EMERGENCY HOTLINES for when our advice forum isn't enough

Post by k7fcb » Thu Jul 1, 15:33 2004

If you're in need of serious help, considering injuring or killing yourself, or need an actual voice to talk to, please don't hesitate to call one of the numbers listed below. We have a great community here at Spacefem.com, and let's keep it intact by knowing when to ask for help IRL.

(these are not all personally tested hotlines, but we hope you'll find help in them)

US

AIDS

AIDS Hotline (800) FOR-AIDS
CDC AIDS Info (800) 342-2437
The Teen AIDS Hotline [Friday to Saturday, 6-12 EST] (800) 440-TEEN
TEENS TAP (Teens Teaching AIDS Prevention) (800) 234-TEEN
National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline 1-800-227-8922

ALCOHOL

Alcohol Hotline (800) 331-2900
Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics (800) 344-2666
Alcohol and Drug Helpline (800) 821-4357
Depression/Alcohol and Drug Addiction Trauma Hotline (800) 544-1177
Families Anonymous (800) 736-9805
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline (800) 622-2255
Be Sober Hotline (800) 237-6237
Spencer Recovery Center (800) 252-6465
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline 1-800-729-6686

PREGNANCY

Planned Parenthood Hotline (800) 230-PLAN (230-7526)
NAPARE Alcohol, Drug and Pregnancy (800) 368-BABY (368-2229)
Teen Pregnancy Referral Hotline 800-522-5006

CHILD ABUSE

Child Abuse Hotline (213) 283-1960
Judge Baker Children's Center - Child Abuse Hotline (800) 792-5200
National Child Abuse Hotline (800) 422-4453
Covenant House (800) 999-9999

CRISES AND SUICIDE

Crisis Helpline (for any kind of crisis) (800) 233-4357
Youth Crisis Hotline (800) 448-4663
Sanctuary Crisis Line (800) 548-5222
Crisis Line for the Handicapped (800) 426-4263
American Suicide Foundation (800) 531-4477
National Child - At Risk Hotline (800) 792-5200
Don’t cut 1-800-DONT-CUT
crisis hotline 1-800-CONTACT

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Poison Control (800) 876-4766
National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline (800) 662-4357
Cocaine Anonymous (800) 347-8998
National Help Line for substance abuse (800) 262-2463
Drug Abuse Informaiton & Referral Line (800) 662-HELP

RUNNING AWAY

Runaway Hotline (800) 231-6946
National Runaway Switchboard (800) 621-4000
National Hotline for Missing & Exploited Children (800) 843-5678
National Runaway for the Hearing Impaired (800) 621-0394
Child Find of America (800) 426-5678
National Runaway Hotline: 1-800-621-4000 http://www.nrscrisisline.org
"A 24-hour hotline for when you just need someone to talk to about the stress of growing up. You don't have to be a runaway to call."
Children of the Night: 1-800-551-1300 - A runaway crisis hotline, but you dont have to be running away to call.


RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (800) 656-HOPE

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233
National US Child Abuse Hotline (800) 422-4453

MEDICAL

Ask a Nurse (800) 535-1111
Anorexia and Bulimia Crisis (800) 227-4785
STD Hotline (800) 227-8922

OTHER

Family Support Network (families and children with special needs) (800) TLC-0042
Grief Recovery Helpline (800) 445-4808
Shoplifters Anonymous (800) 848-9595
Teen Help Adolescent Resources (800) 840-5704


UK

AIDS
The National AIDS Helpline: 0800 567 123


DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
The National Drugs Helpline: 0800 776 600
Alcoholics Anonymous National Helpline: 0845 7697 555
Drugs telephone information service: 0141 4201188
Alateen (advice for teens with alcohol concerns) 020 7403 0888
National Association for Children of Alcoholics 0800 567123
Quitline (help, guidance, counselling and free info pack for those who want to stop smoking) 0800 002200
National Drugs Helpline 0800 776600

ABUSE
Adult & Child Abuse Helpline: 0800 919 300
Childline: 0800 1111
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0800 800500
Rape and Abuse Line 080 8000 0123
Victim Support 01703 234883

RAPE

Rape Crisis Centre: 020 7837 1600
Rape Crisis Federation: 0115 934 8474 / http://www.rapecrisis.co.uk
Rape and Abuse Line 080 8000 0123
Victim Support 01703 234883

EATING DISORDERS

Eating Disorders Association Youth Helpline: 0845 634 7650
Eating Disorders Association: 01603 621414

RUNNING AWAY AND HOMELESSNESS
Get Connected (for young people who have/are thinking of running away) 0800 096 0096
Missing Persons Bureau Helpline: 0500 700700
Shelterline 080 8800 4444
Homes for homeless people 0800 243675

LESBIAN AND GAY ADVICE

Lesbian and Gay Switchboard 020 7837 7324
Anti Bullying Campaign (counselling and advice) 020 7378 1446
Gay and Lesbian Legal Advice 020 7837 5212

RELATE AND GENERAL ADVICE
Relate: 01788 573 241 http://www.relate.org.uk
Careline -offers counselling and advice on any subject 020 8514 1177
Youth Access - provides numbers for counselling/ advisory services 020 8514 1177
Women's Aid National Helpline 0131 475 2372 - & Women's Aid for help in finding local support 0345 023468
The British Association For Counselling 01788 550899
Youth 2 Youth (support and advice available) 020 8896 3675 http://www.youth2youth.com

SAMARITANS
Samaritans: 0345 909 090 http://www.samaritans.org.uk
The Samaritans 0845 7 909090 - & Samaritans' e-mail: jo@samaritans.org

Women's Aid: 0345 023 468 http://www.womensaid.org.uk
NHS Direct: 0845 4647 http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/
British Pregnancy Advisory Service: 01564 793225

FAMILY
Family-line UK - support for family with problems 0845 756 7800
Talk Adoption (helps those involved in adoption) 0808 8081234
Family Planning Association 020 7837 4044

DEPRESSION

Saneline: 0345 678 000
Manic Depression self-help support: 0208 9746550
Cruse Bereavement Care (offers counselling for the bereaved) 0345 585565

OTHER

National Phobics Society 0161 227 9898 / http://www.phobics-society.org.uk
DIAL (disability information) 01302 310123
Lifeline 0800 716701

SEX/STDs
Terrence Higgins Trust (information/support for people living with HIV/Aids) 020 7242 1010
Brook Advisory Centres: for nearest branch call 0800 0185023
Guide to contraception 020 7285 5510
Had unprotected sex? 020 7285 5511
Missed your period? 020 7285 5512
All about abortion 020 7285 5513
Pregnant and confused? 020 7285 5514
Going to a Brook Centre 020 7285 5515


Australia

kids help line: 1800 55 1800
good sammies: 1800 198 313
sexual assault resource centre: 1800 199 888
crisis care unit: 1800 199 008

South Australian

Birthline Pregnancy Support (08) 8363.1444
Living Hope Counselling and Support (08) 8277.4033
Living Hope (youth call) (08) 8277.4400
Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa Association Inc. (08) 8212.1644

Canada

ABUSE

Kid's Help Phone: 1.800.668.6868
Child Abuse Hotline:1.800.387.KIDS (5437)
Kids Free Help Line: 1-800-551-800
Child Abuse Prevention Services: 1.800.688.009
Child Protection and Family Crisis Service: 1-800-066-777
Domestic Violence Service: 1-800-656-463
Advocate for Survivors of Child Abuse: 1.300.657 .80

SUICIDE

Northern Alberta only: Distress and Suicide Line:1.800.232.7288
Suicide Prevention (Recording): 1300.360.980
Lifeline: 131.114

SEX/STDs
AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Diseases Info:1.800.772.2437

CRISIS
Crisis Line, Information, Counselling :1.800.622.112
Crisis Care Unit: 131.611
SANE helpline: 1800.688.382

OTHER
Mental illness information and referral: 1.800.817.569
Abortion Grief Counselling: 1300.363.550
Care Ring: 136.169
Family Drug Support: 1300.368.186


Victorian

HEALTH
Aids Line: (03) 9347.6099
Centre of Adolescent Health (03) 9345.5890

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
Alcohol and Drugs:Counselling, Information and Referral Service - (03) 9416.1818
Family Drug Support: 1300.368.186

DEPRESSION, GRIEF, AND SUICIDE
Griefline:Support for those experiencing loss in death and health concerns 9596 7799
LifeLine - Suicide Helpline: 1.300.651.251
Lifeline (03) 9662.1000
Beyond Blue: National Depression Initiative (03) 9810 6100
National Association for Loss and Grief: (03) 9688.4768

RELATE
Gay & Lesbian Switchboard: Counselling, referral & information -
Country Vic: 1.800.631.493 Melbourne Metro: 03.9827.8544
GROW:Mutual support and self help groups - 9890 9846
Compassionate Friends (03) 9882.3355
Stopover Emergency Youth Accommodation (03) 9347.0822

VIOLENCE
Men's Referral Service:concerned about their anger or violence 1800.065.973
Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria: 1.800.015.188



British Columbia
Crisis line: 310-1234 or http://www.crisiscentre.bc.ca/findhelphere.htm#
Suicide hotline:1-800-SUICIDE

WEBSITES(some are also listed above, but it's good to have the websites in one place too.)

http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=Communities –psychological problems

http://www.phobics-society.org.uk – National Phobics Society

http://www.rapecrisis.co.uk - Rape Crisis Federation

http://www.nrscrisisline.org - National Runaway Hotline

http://www.relate.org.uk - Relate

http://www.samaritans.org.uk - Samaritans

http://www.womensaid.org.uk - Women's Aid

http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/ - NHS Direct

http://www.psychnet-uk.com/chat_rooms/m ... trooms.htm - psychological problems including SI

http://www.crisiscentre.bc.ca/findhelphere.htm# - crisis line

For those who prefer the world of online forums to a hotline:
http://www.helpingteens.org/groups/index.php?

Thanks to everybody who gave their time and added hotlines to this list! It would be much appreciated if you have more, so if you do please PM them to any advice mod. We hope that you'll never have to resort to these, but if you do they'll serve as some help :).
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Post by angel » Tue Oct 26, 8:56 2004

that will help alot! you are a really great person
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Post by Necromancer » Fri Feb 4, 14:48 2005

You need to update a few of the UK numbers.

0181 now = 0208
0171 now = 0207
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Post by assortedsweet16 » Sun May 29, 13:55 2005

also, I'd like to let you know that the covenant house will INSURE that you are not home alone if you call them with a suicide/suicidal feelings. They will call your parents or a Sherriff to your house.
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Post by Necromancer » Mon May 30, 4:48 2005

assortedsweet16 wrote:also, I'd like to let you know that the covenant house will INSURE that you are not home alone if you call them with a suicide/suicidal feelings. They will call your parents or a Sherriff to your house.
Now that is good stuff. I am pleasantly surprised that they would do something so kind.
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Post by Argh » Fri Sep 2, 23:56 2005

"Saneline" made me laugh.
Sorry =/.

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Post by sarcasm » Sat Sep 3, 4:07 2005

Argh wrote:"Saneline" made me laugh.
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Post by kiwi » Wed Oct 10, 18:58 2007

I volunteer as a liner at one of the hotlines on this list....and seriously guys, if anyone needs help DO try hotlines. Hotline people are really open to just talking and they will not freak out on you and they WILL listen. They've heard everything. Also, if you don't really want to talk, they have tons of resources that they can reach with the click of a mouse..support groups, shelters, counseling, etc. They'll call places and advocate for you if you're having trouble with the court system/foster care/social services. They'll make abuse reports for you if you want them to. They'll talk to your parents with you. Tons of stuff.

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Re: EMERGENCY HOTLINES for when our advice forum isn't enough

Post by aka_laura » Wed Jan 28, 23:13 2009

Perhaps we should add more online hotlines? They're the hot new trend in hotlining. I know of two really good ones:

RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) National Sexual Assault Online Hotline:
http://apps.rainn.org/ohl-bridge/

National Teen Dating Violence Hotline
http://www.loveisrespect.org/
1-866-331-9474

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Re: EMERGENCY HOTLINES for when our advice forum isn't enough

Post by Meperidine » Tue Jun 23, 22:17 2009

I called Hopeline (1-800-784-2433--the PostSecret-recommended hotline) in a bad depression the other day. I wasn't going to kill myself, but I really needed to talk. When I told them I wasn't really dying and then tried to explain that I was an unmedicated bipolar teenager in a bad state, the lady said "Well, that's kind of your problem then." Do NOT recommend.
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Re: EMERGENCY HOTLINES for when our advice forum isn't enough

Post by radagast » Thu Oct 7, 2:35 2010

What a truly useful post.
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Re: EMERGENCY HOTLINES for when our advice forum isn't enough

Post by Chococat » Thu Oct 7, 12:07 2010

Meperidine wrote:I called Hopeline (1-800-784-2433--the PostSecret-recommended hotline) in a bad depression the other day. I wasn't going to kill myself, but I really needed to talk. When I told them I wasn't really dying and then tried to explain that I was an unmedicated bipolar teenager in a bad state, the lady said "Well, that's kind of your problem then." Do NOT recommend.
Agreed. Did not have a good experience with this hotline either.
Edit: I would not recommend this hotline even if you are suicidal. Obviously calling anyone is better than not, but the people at this hotline will not do anything to make you feel better, nor will they keep your information confidential.
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Re: EMERGENCY HOTLINES for when our advice forum isn't enough

Post by kelsa » Thu Oct 7, 16:36 2010

Unfortunately, that's sort of par for the course with suicide hotlines. : ( They triage and it really sucks, because lots of helplines aren't equipped to deal with seriously depressed people, and suicide hotlines have to triage for suicidal cases. I've heard good things about the Samaritans for "in crisis but not suicidal" calls.
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Post by DOOM » Tue Oct 8, 12:52 2013

Thanks for this. You're awesome for sharing with the forum.
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