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If this is an emergency, or if you are worried that you or someone you know may be at risk for suicide, please call your local authorities (911), contact a mental health professional, or call and talk to someone at 1-800-SUICIDE.

To report child abuse or exploitation please go to NCMEC CyberTipline

Befrienders Worldwide - To find a helpline in your area of the world go to www.befrienders.org - “We work worldwide to provide emotional support, and reduce suicide. We listen to people who are in distress. We don't judge them or tell them what to do - we listen.”

HELPLINES - IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO:

National Hopeline Network (U.S.A.) - www.hopeline.com - 1-800-SUICIDE

S.A.F.E. Alternatives - www.selfinjury.com - Self Abuse Finally Ends

Childhelp – www.childhelp.org - 1-800-4-A-CHILD - National Child Abuse Hotline

National Domestic Violence Helpline - www.ndvh.org - 1-800-799-SAFE

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network - www.rainn.org – 1-800-656-HOPE National Sexual Assault Hotline

National Eating Disorders Association - www.nationaleatingdisorders.org - 1-800-931-2237

The Trevor Helpline is the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. All calls are confidential and toll-free from anywhere in the United States, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)

FIND TREATMENT OR COUNSELING:

American Psychological Association - locator.apa.org - counseling services locator

AAMFT - www.therapistlocator.net - counseling services locator

Befrienders Worldwide - www.befrienders.org - treatment and counseling services locator

SAMHSA - findtreatment.samhsa.gov - substance abuse treatment center locator

SAMHSA - mentalhealth.samhsa.gov - mental health services locator

AACC - www.aacc.net - Christian counseling services locator

For Help with SELF-INJURY:

S.A.F.E. - www.selfinjury.com – “S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior.”

Self Mutilators Anonymous - www.selfmutilatorsanonymous.org - "Self Mutilators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from physical self-mutilation."

For Help with EATING DISORDERS:

National Eating Disorders Association - www.nationaleatingdisorders.org - “non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.”

FINDING balance - www.findingbalance.com – Faith based help for eating and body image issues.

For Help with ADDICTION:

HBO - HBO.com/addiction - “The Addiction website brings together many of America’s top addiction experts to demystify this much-misunderstood disease. To find help now, or to learn more about the latest breakthroughs in treatment, select a link.”

"Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking." Meetings can be found in Australia, the UK and USA.

Al-Anon/Alateen – www.al-anon.org – “Offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics.”

"Narcotics Anonymous - an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 33,500 weekly meetings in over 116 countries worldwide." To find a meeting in your area visit www.na.org.

Additional Information:

International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression - www.ifred.org

Teen Advice/Support site - TeenHelp.org

The Jed Foundation - www.ulifeline.org - "ULifeline is an online resource center for college student mental health and emotional well being."

Mental Health America - www.nmha.org – Resources promoting mental health nationwide.

Information on: abuse, addiction, depression, eating disorders, mental health and trauma - www.helpguide.org

For more information on Specific Mental Illness' visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness - www.nami.org