Specialized Support Groups

As we research and review the level of quality of the following support organizations we will be adding more organizations in each category. In the future, we will be adding a function that will provide this information in a more concise format.

For all types of support:

National Mental Health Association: 800-969-6642

  • Information specialists are available M-F, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to provide information on mental health topics, as well as referrals.

https://www.talkspace.com  For $25 a week you can get an online therapist that you can text as many times a day as you want or need.

Addiction/Substance Abuse     http://www.samhsa.gov/

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Anxiety     https://www.adaa.org

Anxiety and Depression Association of America  ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research.

Anxiety UNITED Mental Health Network   @AnxietyUnited (twitter)

FREE Social Network, Blogging Platform & Resource Centre to encourage sufferers of mental health to share and engage with others. What we learn we must share.

 

Cancer Information Service: 800-422-6237

Do you have questions about cancer or quitting smoking? The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has information specialists available by phone M-F, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. NCI also offers information via its “LiveHelp” online chat service M-F until 11 p.m. EST: https://livehelp.cancer.gov/app/chat/chat_launch/

Bloch Cancer Hotline: 800-433-0464

Are you newly diagnosed with cancer? The R.A. Bloch foundation’s helpline operators will help get your questions answered and match you up with a survivor of your type of cancer to offer support. The foundation also offers free books, guidance, and information.

Child Abuse     http://www.childhelp.org/pages/hotline-home   1-800-422-4453

Provides support and guidance for children being abused, parents seeking crisis intervention, and concerned individuals who suspect abuse. This is NOT a child abuse reporting hotline. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.
National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873)

Department of Social Services: 

  • Child Abuse Hotline: 800-342-3720
  • Day Care Complaint Line: 800-732-5207
  • General information on department programs: 800-342-3009

 

Domestic Abuse     http://www.thehotline.org

The National Domestic Violence Hotline  Our highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. We offer the same advocacy through our online chat services, available every day from 7AM—2AM CST

Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-829-1122

STAND Against Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: 888-215-5555

SafeQuest Crisis Line: 866-487-7233 (4UR-SAFE)

This is a 24-hour crisis intervention line for people who are victims of relationship violence or sexual abuse. Emergency response is offered nationwide, and California residents may receive state-certified emergency shelter and other support services, free of charge.

PTSD from Domestic Abuse     http://www.hiddenhurt.co.uk/PTSD.html

 

Dating Abuse     http://www.loveisrespect.org     CHAT: 24/7/365 available on the website

CALL: 1.866.331.9474 TEXT: LOVEIS TO 22522 Loveisrespect is the ultimate resource to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse. It is a project of Break the Cycle and the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Online blog, quizzes and healthy relationship information. Information handouts with resources and forms at http://www.loveisrespect.org/resources/download-materials/

 

Depression     https://www.adaa.org

Anxiety and Depression Association of America – ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research.

 

Eating Disorders     http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

National Eating Disorders Association – This organization has a hotline 1-800-931-2237 and chat functionality on their website. There is a wealth of education, tools and support systems set up, including an online community created by and for teens and young adults, Proud2Bme. http://proud2bme.org

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder     http://www.hiddenhurt.co.uk/PTSD.html

 

Rape     https://www.rainn.org

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org link for ‘chat now’ – for Spanish speakers rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. https://www.rainn.org

 

Sexual Assault

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org link for ‘chat now’ – for Spanish speakers rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. https://www.rainn.org

 

Suicide     http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

For Facebook there are resources to help with anyone that you believe may be suicidal. The following link will take you to an instructional guide on how to do this. http://www.save.org/files/1/New_Documents/FBVideo_Instructions_Link.pdf

 

Services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ)

The Trevor Project saves young lives through the program’s accredited, free and confidential phone, instant message and text messaging crisis intervention services. A leader and innovator in suicide prevention, The Trevor Project offer the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth, best practice suicide prevention educational training, resources for youth and adults, and advocacy initiatives. http://www.thetrevorproject.org  If you’re thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help – please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386.