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U.S.A. HOTLINES

Christian Guidance:

Addiction:

Crises:

    Crisis Intervention Center
    1-800-359-0056

    Help Now Hotline
    800-435-7609

    Covenant House Nineline
    1-800-999-9999
    Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Locally based referrals throughout the United States. Help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays. Operates 24 hours.

    * A Place For Kids (Teens & Adolescents)
    * A Place For People Who Care About Kids
    * Need help talking with your teen?

    TeenLine Hotline Help Center
    (714) NEW-TEEN / (714) 639-8336

    Girls & Boys Town National Hotline
    24 hours / 7 days
    1-800-448-3000

    TeenAdviceOnline
    Get Online Help

    To aid in suicide prevention
    In gay and questioning youth
    The Trevor HelpLine
    1-800-850-8078
    Statistics have shown that gay teens are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers.

    National Youth Crisis Hotline
    1-800-448-4663
    Provides counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse. Operates 24 hours.

    Town National Crisis Line
    800-448-3000
    TDD: 800-448-1833
    Will help in any type of personal crisis.

    Rape & Abuse & Incest National Network
    (800) 656-HOPE

Abortion

    Post Abortion Trauma
    1-800-593-2273

Abuse:

    * Abuse Victim Hotline (free legal advice and counsel)
    Phone: toll free: 877-448-8678

    * Between Friends
    Phone: (800) 603-HELP, (800) 603-4357

    * National Domestic Violence Hotline
    Phone: (800) 799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233), (800) 787-3224 (TTY)

    * Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
    Phone: (800) 656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

    * National Center on Elder Abuse
    Phone: (800) 677-1116

    * Elder Abuse Resource and Referral
    Phone: (800) 879-6682

Child Abuse / Missing Children:

    * Childhelp USA (Chlld Abuse Reporting Numbers by State)
    Phone: (800) 4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

    * Child Welfare Information Gateway
    Phone: (800) 422-4453

    * National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Phone: (800) THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

    * Child Find of America
    Phone: (800) I-AM-LOST (1-800-426-5678)

    * Childhelp's National Child Abuse Hotline
    1.800.4-A CHILD (1.800.422.4453)

    * Boys Town National Hotline
    1-800-448-3000
    (TDD)1-800-448-1833
    Provides short-term intervention and counseling and refers callers to local community resources. Counsels on parent-child conflicts, marital and family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and other issues. Operates 24 hours.

    * Child Abuse Hotline
    800-792-5200 or (800) 540-4000

    * Child Find of America
    Phone: (800) I-AM-LOST (1-800-426-5678)

    * National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Phone: (800) THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

    * National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence
    Phone: (800) 422-4453 (child abuse), (800) 799-7233 (domestic violence), (800) 787-3244 (TTY)

    * Vanished Children's Alliance
    Phone: (800) VANISHED (1-800-826-4743)

    * CHILDHELP/IOF Foresters
    National Child Abuse Hotline
    1-800-4-A-CHILD
    (TDD) 1-800-2-A-CHILD
    Provides multilingual crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse. Gives referrals to local social service groups offering counseling on child abuse. Has literature on child abuse in English and Spanish. Operates 24 hours.

    Children of the Night
    800-564-2686
    24 hour service.
    Domestic Violence:

    International Child Abuse Network
    1-888-224-4226

    National Child Abuse Hotline
    1-800-422-4453

    National Child Safety Council Childwatch
    1-800-222-1464
    Answers questions and distributes literature on safety, including drug abuse, household dangers, and electricity. Provides safety information to local police departments. Sponsor of the missing kids milk carton program. Operates 24 hours.

    National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
    1-800-394-3366

    1-703-385-7565 (in VA)
    Serves as a national resource for the acquisition and dissemination of child abuse and neglect materials and distributes a free publications catalog upon request. Maintains bibliographic databases of documents, audiovisuals, and national organizations. Services include searches of databases and annotated bibliographies on frequently requested topics. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    NACC National Association of Counsel for Children
    1-888-828-NACC
    A resource and referral center on issues of children and the law.

    National Resource Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
    1-800-227-5242

    Provides general information and statistics about child abuse. Sponsored by the
    American Humane Association. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Domestic Violence Hotlines:

    National Domestic Violence Hotline
    1.800.799.SAFE (7233)

    Domestic Violence Hotline
    1-800-562-6025

    National Domestic Violence/Abuse Hotline
    1-800-799-SAFE
    1-800-799-7233
    (TDD) 1-800-787-3224
    This is a 24-hour-a-day hotline, staffed by trained volunteers who are ready to connect people with emergency help in their own communities, including emergency services and shelters. The staff can also provide information and referrals for a variety of non-emergency services, including counseling for adults and children, and assistance in reporting abuse. Calls to the hotline are confidential and callers may remain anonymous. Operates 24 hours.

    National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
    125 South 9th Street, Suite 302
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Phone: 215-351-0010
    Hotline: 800-903-0111 ext. 3
    FAX: 215-351-0779

    National Organization for Victim Assistance
    1757 Park Road NW
    Washington, DC 20010
    Phone: 202-232-6682
    Toll-free: 800-TRY-NOVA
    FAX: 202-462-2255
    E-mail: hwinfo@healthy.net
    *Assists children and adult victims of family violence with a 24 hour hotline and short-term counseling, maintains information clearinghouse, provides training and technical assistance to state and local programs.

Eating Disorders:

    Eating Disorders Center
    1-888-236-1188
    Eating Disorder Hotline
    1.800.931.2237

    Eat Right Hotline
    1-800-231-3438

    National Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
    International treatment referrals and prevention information
    1-858-481-1515
    http://www.edreferral.com/
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    National Eating Disorders Association
    1-800-931-2237
    International treatment referrals and information
    http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

    4Therapy.com Network
    National database of thousands of mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and pastoral counselors.
    http://www.4therapy.com/

    Anorexia Nervosa and Associate Disorders (ANAD)
    1-847-831-3438
    Referrals to treatment and Information
    http://www.anad.org/

    Massachusetts Eating Disorder Association, Inc Helpline
    1-617-558-1881
    Staffed by trained/supervised individuals. M-Friday 9:30-5:00pm. Wednesday evenings until 8:00pm
    http://www.medainc.org/

    Eating Disorders Association (UK)
    Adult Helpline: 011-44-8456-341414 (open 8:30 to 20:30 weekdays)
    Youthline: 011-44-8456-347650 (open 16:00 to 18:30 weekdays)
    http://www.edauk.com/

    Bulimia and Self-Help Hotline
    1-314-588-1683
    (24 hours crisis line)

Elder Care:

    * American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
    Phone: (888) OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277)

    * Eldercare Locator Information and Referral Line
    Phone: (800) 677-1116

    * Hospice Education Institute
    Phone: (800) 331-1620

    * Medicare Telephone Hotline
    Phone: (800) MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY/TDD (877) 486-2048

    * National Council on Aging
    Phone: (800) 424-9046

    * National Institute on Aging Information Center
    Phone: (800) 222-2225

    * National Center on Elder Abuse
    Phone: (800) 677-1116

Families:

    International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors
    1-800-545-AACD or (703)823-9800; fax: (703)823-0252

    Family Support Network
    (800) TLC-0042

Grief

Incest:

    Victims Of Incest Can Emerge Survivors (VOICES) In Action, Inc.
    800-7-VOICE-8
    An international organization that provides assistance to victims of incest and child sexual abuse in becoming survivors and to generate public awareness of the prevalence of incest.

    Rape & Abuse & Incest National Network
    (800) 656-HOPE

Mental Health:

    The National Institute of Mental Health Panic Campaign
    800-64-PANIC
    Provides written information, and referral lists of counselors in local areas.

    National Mental Health Association
    1-800-969-6942

    Call, Tell them what you need, and where you are and they can help you to find a therapist

    Mental Health InfoSource
    1-800-447-4474

    Alzheimer Association
    Alzheimer's & Dementia Stages Symptoms, Signs & Treatments. Get Care
    http://www.AlzheimerFacts.com

    Alzheimer's Disease Info
    Learn About How Alzheimer's Affects the Brain and What to Expect.
    http://AlzResourceCenter.com

    Alzheimer's Foundation
    Alzheimer's Foundation of America Reach out to us for help.
    http://alzfdn.org

    Alzheimers Care Directory
    Free Help Finding The Expert Care You Need. Quick Online Process.
    http://www.ElderCarelink.com

    Depression Awareness, Recognition and Treatment Helpline
    1-800-421-4211

    Grief Recovery Helpline
    (800) 445-4808

    National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression
    National Institute of Mental Health Information Line
    1-800-647-2642
    1-800-829-8289

    National Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Information Hotline
    800-NEWS-4-OCD

    National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network
    1-800-789-CMHS

    CHADD-Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    1-800-233-4050

Missing Children:

    Parents Reporting Lost Children
    1.800 I AM LOST (1.800.426.5678)

    Child Find of America, Inc.

    1-800-426-5678
    Looks for missing and abducted children. Operates 24 hours.
    1-800-292-9688
    Provides crisis mediation in parental abduction. Provides prevention information.
    Operates 24 hours.

    Child Quest Int.
    800-248-8020
    Abducted, Abused and Exloited Children. 24-hour.

    National Hotline for Missing Children

    1-800-843-5678
    Operates a hotline for reporting missing children and sightings of missing children.
    Offers assistance to law enforcement agents. A service of the National Center for
    Missing and Exploited Children. 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Physical Health:

    American Cancer Society 800-227-2345

    American Foundation for the Blind 800-232-5463

    American Chronic Pain Association 800-533-3231

    American Diabetes Association 800-342-2383

    American Heart Association 800-242-8721

    American Liver Foundation 800-228-0170

    American Lung Association 800-586-4872

    Arthritis Foundation 800-283-7800

    National Osteoporosis Foundation 800-223-9994

    National Stroke Association 800-787-6587

    National Family Caregivers 800-896-3650

    National Health information 800-396-479?

Rape:

    RAINN Hotline (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network)
    800-656-HOPE (4673)
    A national number that automatically transfers you to the rape crisis center nearest
    you, anywhere in the nation. The number can be used as a last resort if people can
    not find a domestic violence shelter.

    Rape & Abuse & Incest National Network
    (800) 656-HOPE

    Incest Awareness Foundation
    1-888 -547-3222

Self-Injury

    1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)

    This is NOT a crisis line. If you or someone needs immediate help it is best to call 911.
    This information lines provides information to those who harm themselves. It is a free service run by the SAFE Alternatives Program.

Sexual Assault

    Sexual Assault Hotline
    1-800-656-4673

    Sexual Abuse - Stop It Now!
    1-888-PREVENT

    Incest Awareness Foundation
    1-888 -547-3222


Substance Abuse:

    Substance Abuse Treatment Routing Service
    1.800.662.HELP

    National Council on Alcoholism
    1.800.662.2255

    Marijuana Anonymous
    1-800-766-6779

    * Alcoholics Anonymous
    Phone: (212) 870-3400

    * Narcotics Anonymous
    Phone: (818) 700-0700

    * Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group Services
    Phone: (800) 356-9996, (888) 4AL-ANON (1-888-425-2666)

    * Nationwide Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center Hotline
    Phone: (866) 96-SOBER (1-866-967-6237)

    * National Association for Children of Alcoholics
    Phone: (888) 554-COAS (1-888-554-2627)

    * Be Sober Hotline
    (800) 237-6237

    * Cocaine Anonymous
    (800) 347-8998

    * Cocaine help line
    1 800-COCAINE (1-800-262-2463)

    * 24 Hour Cocaine Hotline 1 800 992-9239

    Drug & Alcohol Treatment Hotline
    800-662-HELP
    Ecstasy Addiction
    1-800-468-6933

    Drug Abuse Information and Referral Line
    (800) 662-HELP

    National Association for Children of Alcoholics
    1-888-554-2627

    National Help Line for Substance Abuse
    (800) 262-2463

    Recovery Connection
    Call 1-800-993-3869 to find drug rehabilitation
    or drug addiction treatment centers near you.

Suicide:

    * Hope Line Network
    Phone: (800) SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

    * Covenant House
    Phone: (800) 999-9999

    * National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    Phone: (800) 273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

    * National and International Suicide Helpline Numbers
    Resources and numbers by states and countries

    * International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred)
    Phone: (800) 422-HOPE (1-800-422-4673)

    * Boys Town Hotline
    Phone: (800) 448-3000

    * The Samaritans
    Phone (In the UK): 08457 90 90 90
    Phone (In Ireland): 1850 60 90 90

    * National Youth Crisis & Suicide Hotline
    1.800.621.4000

    * National Adolescent Suicide Hotline
    1-800-786-2929
    Answered by the runaway switchboard.


INTERNATIONAL HOTLINES

Addiction Helper

Helpline Partnership (International Helplines)

Childhelp's National Child Abuse Hotline (reaches Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico
and the U.S. Virgin Islands)
1.800.4-A CHILD (1.800.422.4453)

Canada

    Kid's Help Phone: 1.800.668.6868

    Child Abuse Hotline:1.800.387.KIDS (5437)

    Northern Alberta only: Distress and Suicide Line:1.800.232.7288

    Gambling Help Line:1.800.665.9676

    AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Diseases Info:1.800.772.2437

    Planned Parenthood and Clinics near you

Australia

    Online Kids Counseling Kids Free Help Line: 1-800-551-800

    Child Abuse Prevention Services: 1.800.688.009

    Child Protection and Family Crisis Service: 1-800-066-777

    Domestic Violence Service: 1-800-656-463

    Advocate for Survivors of Child Abuse: 1.300.657 .80

    Helpline Online Mental illness information and referral: 1.800.817.569

    Crisis Line, Information, Counseling :1.800.622.112

    Lifeline: 131.114

    Abortion Grief Counseling: 1300.363.550

    Care Ring: 136.169

    Crisis Care Unit: 131.611

    Family Drug Support: 1300.368.186

    SANE helpline: 1800.688.382

    Suicide Prevention (Recording): 1300.360.980

    Lawstuff (legal rights for people under 18)

    Victorian Helplines:

    Aids Line: (03) 9347.6099

    Alcohol and Drugs:Counselling, Information and Referral Service - (03) 9416.1818

    Family Drug Support: 1300.368.186

    Country Vic: 1.800.631.493 Melbourne Metro: 03.9827.8544

    Griefline:Support for those experiencing loss in death and health concerns 9596 7799

    GROW:Mutual support and self help groups - 9890 9846

    LifeLine - Suicide Helpline: 1.300.651.251

    Men's Referral Service:concerned about their anger or violence 1800.065.973

    Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria: 1.800.015.188

    Beyond Blue: National Depression Initiative (03) 9810 6100

    Lifeline (03) 9662.1000

    National Association for Loss and Grief: (03) 9688.4768

    Compassionate Friends (03) 9882.3355

    Centre of Adolescent Health (03) 9345.5890

    Stopover Emergency Youth Accommodation (03) 9347.0822

    South Australian Numbers:

    Birthline Pregnancy Support (08) 8363.1444

    Living Hope Counselling and Support (08) 8277.4033

    Living Hope (youth call) (08) 8277.4400

    Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa Association Inc. (08) 8212.1644

United Kingdom

    Childline: 0800 1111

    National AIDS helpline: 0800 567123

    NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0800 800500

    Missing Persons Bureau Helpline: 0500 700700

    Rape Crisis Centre: 020 7837 1600

    Rape Crisis Federation: 0115 934 8474 / http://www.rapecrisis.co.uk

    Drugs telephone information service: 0141 4201188

    Eating Disorders Association: 01603 621414

    British Pregnancy Advisory Service: 01564 793225

    Manic Depression self-help support: 0181 9746550

    Careline -offers counselling and advice on any subject 020 8514 1177

    Youth Access - provides numbers for counselling/ advisory services 020 8514 1177

    Family-line UK - support for family with problems 0845 756 7800

    National Phobics Society 0161 227 9898 / www.phobics-society.org.uk

    Lesbian and Gay Switchboard 020 7837 7324

    The Samaritans 0845 7 909090 - & Samaritans' e-mail: jo@samaritans.org

    Women's Aid National Helpline 0131 475 2372 - & Women's Aid for help in finding local support 0345 023468

    Anti Bullying Campaign (counselling and advice) 020 7378 1446

    The British Association For Counselling 01788 550899

    Cruse Bereavement Care (offers counselling for the bereaved) 0345 585565

    Alateen (advice for teens with alcohol concerns) 020 7403 0888

    Talk Adoption (helps those involved in adoption) 0808 8081234

    Youth 2 Youth (support and advice available) 020 8896 3675

    Get Connected (for young people who have/are thinking of running away) 0800 096 0096

    Homes for homeless people 0800 243675

    DIAL (disability information) 01302 310123

    National Association for Children of Alcoholics 0800 567123

    Lifeline 0800 716701

    Rape and Abuse Line 080 8000 0123

    Shelterline 080 8800 4444

    Terrence Higgins Trust (information/support for people living with HIV/Aids) 020 7242 1010

    Victim Support 01703 234883

    Brook Advisory Centres: for nearest branch call 0800 0185023
    Guide to contraception 020 7285 5510
    Had unprotected sex? 020 7285 5511

    Missed your period? 020 7285 5512
    All about abortion 020 7285 5513
    Pregnant and confused? 020 7285 5514
    Going to a Brook Centre 020 7285 5515

    Family Planning Association 020 7837 4044

    Quitline (help, guidance, counselling and free info pack for those who want to stop smoking) 0800 002200

    National Drugs Helpline 0800 776600

Norway

    AIDS Information: 80034000

    Barn og unges kontakttelefon: 80033321

    Barneombudet: 80031700/22342630

    Mental barnehjelp (bekymiringstelefon for foreldre): 80030940

    Redd Barnas senter mot seksuelle overgrep: 22426011

Finland

    The Mannerheim League of Child Welfare Confidential helpline for Children and Teens: 9800 20400

    Youth Crisis Point: 09 753 5121

    Support for Victims of Harassment at School: 0800 97474

    Suicide Prevention Center - 09 731 391

    Finnish Mental Health Association Helpline: 020 344 5566

    Al-Anon (Support for friends and family of those with alcohol problems): 09 750 200

    Crime Victim Helpline: 0600 16116

    Rape Crisis Center: 0800 97895

    Get Rid of Drugs Line: 0203 22388

    Finnish Red Cross AIDS Line: 0203 27000

    Emergency number: 112

Israel

    Eran - (psychological help for youth): 1201, 02- 610303, 04- 8672222

    The department against family violence: 03- 5231287

    Shila (A help centre for pregnant girls): 02- 258841

    Naan (Youth helps youth. It's quite like TAO, only on the phone): 02- 246954, 02- 252839, 04- 9835373, 04- 9835374

    Meital (A help centre for children who were sexualy abused): 02- 630428

South Africa

    Telefriend:
    Johannesburg: (011) 922-9999
    Cape Town: (021) 430-1122

    Durban: (031) 450-9999
    Port Elizabeth: (041) 51-22212

    Lifeline:
    Johannesburg: (011) 728-1347
    Cape Town: (021) 461-1111
    Durban: (031) 2323-23
    Welkom:(057) 35-22212

    Aids Hotline: (011) 725-6711

    Childline: 08000 55555

    Eating Disorder Unit: (011) 489-1206

    Alcoholics Anonymous:

    (011) 483-2470
    (021) 247-550
    (031) 301-4959
    (041) 554-019

    Famsa:
    (011) 883-2057
    (021) 461-7360/1/2

    (031) 304-8991
    (041) 559-393

    SANCA:
    (011) 337-8400
    (021) 930-6086
    (031) 222-241
    (041) 551-927

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