Teen Issues

 

HEALTH/RELATIONSHIPS/SEXUALITY

Go Ask Alice is a health Q & A internet service providing information about fitness, nutrition, alcohol, drugs, sex, relationships, and general health.

I Wanna Know  provides answers to your questions about teen sexual health, puberty, vaccines, STD prevention, abstinence, birth control, testing, sexual orientation, and healthy relationships. Advice about talking to your parents, healthcare provider, and partner about sex.  Includes  real-time chat.

Planned Parenthood provides information about sex and sexuality, STDs, pregnancy, abortion, and relationships.

Safe Piercing gives vital factual health and safety information about choosing a piercer, a piercing, and taking care of your new piercing.

Teen Health provides doctor-approved information and advice to questions teens have about mental health, sex, sleep, food, fitness, diseases, school, jobs, and safety.

FREQUENTLY ASKED EMBARRASSING QUESTIONS (FAEQ)
Website resources and links for topics including: mental health, sex, sleep, food, fitness, diseases, friends, STD’s, pregnancy, relationships, dating, feelings, bullies, drugs, diets, virginity, abstinence, and more.


ABUSE / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) in English and Spanish
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Services: Crisis center available to report abuse
Information and literature provided

New York State Domestic Violence Hotline
English: 1-800-942-6906
Spanish: 1-800-942-6908
Hours: (in English) 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
(in Spanish) 7 days a week, 7am-11pm
Services: Statewide referrals for victims of domestic violence

The Retreat – East Hampton
631-329-2200
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Services: Crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence.
Referrals to counseling, housing, etc.


ADDICTION

Alateen
1-800-425-2666
Services: Self-help groups for youth with alcoholic relatives or friends

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
631-669-1124
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Services: The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Narcotics Anonymous of Suffolk County
631-689-6262
Services: Self-help groups to achieve recovery from addiction to drugs.

NAR-ANON
1-800-984-0066
Services: Self-help groups for relatives and friends of drug abusers


COMING OUT

The Trevor Project
1-866-488-7386
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Services: Hotline for gay, lesbian, bi, or questioning youth.
Suicide prevention
Trained counselors provide local resources


EATING DISORDERS

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention (EDAP)
1-800-931-2237
Hours: 8:30-4:30 PST, Monday-Friday
Services: Answer questions, give information and nationwide referrals.

Eating  Disorders


HIV/AIDS

National AIDS Hotline
English: 1-800-342-2437
Spanish: 1-800-344-7432
Hearing Impaired: 1-800-243-7889
Hours: (in English) 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
(in Spanish) 7 days a week, 8am-2am
(Hearing Impaired) Monday-Friday 10am-10pm
Services: Referral numbers, confidential counseling, answers to questions about testing and symptoms.


MENTAL ILLNESS

Mental Illness Association General Helpline
1-877-846-7369
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Services: Referrals, counseling


RAPE, ABUSE, INCEST

Covenant House website gives help about shelters, abuse, family, sex, rape, and suicide

Hotline: 1-800-999-9999

The Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAININ)

1-800-656-HOPE
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Services: Referrals to the nearest rape crisis center
Assist with an immediate problem.


RUNAWAYS/HOMELESS

National Runaway Hotline
1-800-621-4000
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Services: Crisis intervention, referrals for individuals under 18.

Nineline from Covenant House gives access to help with homelessness, running away, shelters, abuse, family, sex, rape, suicide, jobs

 


SUICIDE

National Suicide Prevention Line

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Services: Crisis intervention.