if you need help

please reach out – there are people who will listen, people who can help

Here are just a few of the many organizations that are working to provide support to those who might be dealing with forms of abuse or violence, addiction, emotional crises, identity exploration, and any number of difficult or challenging issues.

If you need assistance, please know that help is always available – you are NOT alone

For Immediate Help:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | Lifeline Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255) *available 24/7*

Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (R.A.I.N.N.) | National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673) *available 24/7*

The Trevor Project Lifeline | Lifeline Hotline: 866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386) *available 24/7*

The National Domestic Violence Hotline | Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233) *available 24/7*

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline | CALL: 866-331-9474 TEXT: loveis to 22522 *available 24/7*

Sexual Abuse & Assault:

Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (R.A.I.N.N.) *supports LGBTQ people*

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Darkness to Light | Helpline: 866-FOR-LIGHT (367-5444)

Stop It Now | Hotline: 888-PREVENT (773-8368)

No More (domestic violence and sexual assault)

Domestic Violence, Dating Abuse, & Relationships:

Love Is Respect (operates the National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline) *supports LGBTQ people*

LGBTQ Dating Abuse Resources (Love Is Respect)

Anti-Violence Project *specifically serves LGBTQ people*

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Break the Cycle

That’s Not Cool

Childhood Domestic Violence Association

National Network to End Domestic Violence

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Gender, Identity, & Sexuality Resources:

The Trevor Project

It Gets Better Project

Human Rights Campaign (Children & Youth)

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)


Trans Youth Equality Foundation (TYEF)

Gender Spectrum

Our Bodies, Ourselves

Planned Parenthood

Mental Health Resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Trevor Project

Project Semicolon

To Write Love on Her Arms


Crisis Text Line (TEXT: HOME to 741-741)

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC)

Advocacy Unlimited (resource for mental health and addiction)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Substance Abuse & Addiction Resources:

Sober College | 866-493-5811

Addiction Resource | Hotline: 800-662-HELP (4357)

Addiction Education Society

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens

Alateen (part of Al-Anon, specifically for teens affected by someone else’s drinking)

Teen Drug Abuse & Addiction (DrugRehab.com)

Substance Abuse & Domestic Violence (DrugRehab.com)

Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

Other Resources:

Teen Help

Amy Pohler’s Smart Girls

NOH8 Campaign

Reach Out

Teen Central

Girl Thrive


* Know of a great resource for teens that you’d like to see listed here? Let me know about it at ambersmithauthor@gmail.com *