Online Resources for Teens and Families
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Both numbers are toll-free, 24-hour, confidential hotlines which connect you to a trained counselor at the nearest suicide crisis center. For more information about suicide prevention, and stories of hope and recovery, visit the suicide prevention lifeline website.
Erika's Lighthouse Depression Toolbox
The Trevor Project: 866-4-U-TREVOR
The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. It is also available as a resource to parents, family members and friends of young people. The website has a variety of resources, including “Dear Trevor,” an online Q&A forum for non-time sensitive questions.
Jed Foundation Mental Health Resource Center
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Depresion Resource Center
This is a selection of reputable online resources for teens and parents. The resources range from general questions about health, and relationships, to information about specific mood disorders. These resources are meant to benefit all participants, not just those with a mental health diagnosis.
We welcome suggestions- if you’ve found a great site, email it to us. We might add it to the list!
re:solve crisis network
If you need help and want to contact local services, contact the the re:solve crisis network. Re:solve crisis offers crisis counseling and support, referrals, and intervention services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hotline, mobile crisis unit, and walk-in center are all free to residents of Allegheny county.
Don’t wait for a crisis to become a crisis. Contact re:solve at 1-888-796-8226.