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If you or someone you know needs immediate help please contact the one of the following crisis hotlines:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
(1-888-628-9454 for Spanish-speaking callers)
1-800-799-4889 for Hearing and Speech Impaired with TTY Equipment)
- National Hopeline Network : 1-800-442-HOPE (1-800-442-4673)
- Youth Mental Health Line: 1-888-568-1112
- Child-Help USA: 1-800-422-4453 (24 hour toll free) Coping With Stress
- National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-NAMI
•••• 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
A suicide prevention hotline that is confidential in nature, so there is no need to worry about them sharing your personal information. This hotline offers a connection with trained people who are here to help you by talking through your problems and providing you with additional resources to help gain coping skills.
MANAGING STRESS AND ANXIETY
••• Kids Training Team: Affirmations
This site has great youth affirmations that you might enjoy!
•••• Tips for Stress
What stresses you out the most? Tests? Pressure and expectations? Boyfriend/Girlfriend? How do you manage all these external and internal pressures? The Palo Alto Medical Foundation gives some insight as to figuring out what might be stressing you out and how to deal with them directly.
••• Tips for Traumatic Stress
Did you just witness a traumatic or violent event? How do you deal with what you’re feeling for the first time? This website has section just for teenagers, to guide you through how to get through this tough time.
•••• Dealing with Your Mind
What you think can influence how you feel and experience certain things. So this website has many tips on understanding and dealing with various emotions you might be experiencing now. Here are just some of the links. (English and Spanish)
•••• 5 Ways to Deal With Anxiety
•••• 5 Ways to Shake Shyness
•••• Dealing with Rejection
GRIEF AND LOSS
•••• Dealing with Grief
Have you lost anyone you cared about? Have lost anything that was important to you? This site has great tips to help you deal with your emotions.
Are you in a bad mood? Feeling sad and tired? This site has excellent resources that will help you understand your emotions and help you through these tough times…
What is depression:
5 ways to fight depression:
If you or a friend is thinking about suicide
•••• Adolescent self harm
This site will help you understand and recognize suicide signs in teens, when to seek help and what works. Check it out!
•••• Suicide prevention for teens
Have you ever heard a friend say “I wish I were dead” and didn’t know what to do? This site has many resources for you to help your friends and yourself. Please take a look at it!
CONTROLING YOUR ANGER
••• Anger Management Tips for Teens
Do you find yourself always regretting hurting someone or something you love because you were angry? Is anger a feeling that I can avoid? Or, is there something I can do after I get angry, but before I do damage? This link helps you understand the stage of life you are going through as a teenager and how you can better understand the process of managing your anger.
Everybody gets mad… Anger is a normal emotion. Anger getting out of control is not… This site will help you identify how you are handling your anger and it gives you great tips. Check it out!
••• Anger Management and Self Talk
Self talk is a great strategy to sooth you when your anger is starting to get out of control. This site will teach you easy steps to change your self-talk and increase your self control…