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Crisis Text Line: Visit www.crisistextline.org/ or Text “START” to 741-741
- Lifeline Crisis Chat: Visit www.crisischat.org/ to chat with crisis centers around the U.S.
- List of International Suicide Hotlines: Visit www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
- Love is Respect: Visit www.loveisrespect.org/, text “LOVEIS” to 22522, or call 1-866-331-9474 to talk with a peer advocate to prevent and end abusive relationships
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Health Talk: This website reflects the lived experience of mental health conditions, including research-based modules with hours of recording and analysis. www.healthtalk.org/peoples-experiences/mental-health
- Mindfulness for Teens: This website has resources to help teens use mindfulness to handle stress and includes apps to practice meditation and guided mediation recordings. http://mindfulnessforteens.com/
- Mood 247: A text messaging system that provides an easy way to record how you’re feeling and tracks your daily moods to share with friends, family, or a health professional. https://www.mood247.com/
- Strength of Us: An online community designed to inspire young adults impacted by mental health issues to think positive, stay strong and achieve goals through peer support and resource sharing. http://strengthofus.org/
OK2Talk is a safe, moderated online community where teens and young adults can share their stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle, or hope through creative expression such as poetry or songs, inspirational quotes, videos, and messages of support. Founding partners include the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) , Active Minds , and Mental Health America .
NAMI's Find Support section for teens and young adults has information on meeting with mental health specialists, being a supportive friend, managing mental health disorders, and more.