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It is understandable to feel hopeless right now. Below are some important resources you can use to improve mental health and find relief. If you are having thoughts of suicide please seek help. Please know you are not alone. There is help.
Link to Suicide Resources:

~ National suicide hotline 24/7: 1-800-273-8255 ~ Crisis Textline 24/7: Text HOME to 741741 ~
~ Coping With Suicidal Thoughts ~ Suicide Prevention in Schools ~

Not suicidal but still want help? Click on a link below!
~ Coping with COVID-19 ~ Coping with Social Isolation ~ Finding a Therapist ~ Other Resources ~
[Master List of Mental Health Resources]
~ More at HGAPS.org ~



YOUTH FRIENDLY SUBSTANCE USE ONLINE RESOURCES

  • Be Smart, Be Well: This website delivers life-story videos, expert interviews, and in-depth articles on a variety of health topics, including Addiction and Drug Safety.
  • Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: Resources are available on this website for youth and teens about substance use, including in-depth information on various substances and concurrent disorders, as well as steps to seek help.
  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: This website works to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens.
  • The Cool Spot: This website is a young teen’s place for information on alcohol and helpful tips on recognizing peer pressure and how to resist it.
  • Truth Campaign: This campaign provides information and uses videos and social media to engage youth in taking action against tobacco and tobacco companies.
  • Your Room: This website offers information about alcohol and a wide range of drugs, their effects, withdrawal, and how to get help for yourself or for anyone else who needs it.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens: The website provides resources and information regarding drug use.
  • Partnership for Drug-Free: The website offers resources for families with members experiencing substance misuse.

SUBSTANCE USE RESOURCE INSTITUTES

  • National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence: This informational website provides support to those who need assistance confronting the diseases of alcoholism and drug dependence.
  • National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and wellbeing. They provide resources directed toward young people to evaluate your drinking and tools to stay in control.
  • NIDA for Teens: NIDA provides a wealth of knowledge and resources including easy-to-read guides about various drugs. Their website for adolescents includes videos, blog posts, and drug facts.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations: SAMHSA works to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities, including through a series of workbooks for teens and substance use.

TREATMENT SERVICE LOCATORS

SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Al-Anon Family for Teens: A group for problem drinkers who can find understanding and support through group meetings, podcasts, and other resources.
  • Alcohol Anonymous: The AA website can help young people find AA meetings near them and has brochures directed at young people.
  • Narcotics Anonymous: The NA website can help young people find NA meetings near them and has resources including brochures for young addicts.
  • Smart Recovery: SMART Recovery is a leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. The website provides resources for teens and youth support programs, meeting locations, and an online community.

HELPLINES

/How to recognize substance abuse has become a problem