Social Issues


Bullying

Teen Line:  1-877-419-7233, or text “419SAFE” to 898211, or go to teenlineonline.org
A confidential and anonymous hotline, open 24 hours a day.

​National Crime Prevention Council
Provides resources and preventative measures for bullying and cyber-bullying.

Pacer Center’s Teens Against Bullying
Defines and identifies bullying, offers ways to take actions, and shares stories and videos of those who have experienced bullying.

Stop Bullying
Defines bullying and cyber-bullying, identifies those who are at risk, and provides ways to respond and prevent bullying. Includes a list of action plans and telephone numbers to call for help.

 

Body Image

Teen Line:  1-877-419-7233, or text “419SAFE” to 898211, or go to teenlineonline.org
A confidential and anonymous hotline, open 24 hours a day.

National Eating Disorders Association
NEDA focuses on support and help. Provides toolkits, forums, webinars, a live chat, and a hotline.

Teens Health
Discusses healthy eating and exercise habits, along with fad diets, pills, and eating disorders.

 

Death/Dying

Teen Line:  1-877-419-7233, or text “419SAFE” to 898211, or go to teenlineonline.org
A confidential and anonymous hotline, open 24 hours a day.

​The Dougy Center: The National Center for Grieving Children and Families
Grieving is a natural process and everyone grieves differently. Read The Bill of Rights of Grieving Teens written by teens for teens.

Good Grief
Provides a list of online resources that have helped families grieve.

Teens Health
Defines the grieving process, provides suggestions on where to go when help is needed, offers ways to cope with death, and shares stories of those who grieve.

 

Illness

Teen Line:  1-877-419-7233, or text “419SAFE” to 898211, or go to teenlineonline.org
A confidential and anonymous hotline, open 24 hours a day.

Teens Health
Cancer, asthma, and blood disorders are just a few of the diseases and conditions that plague our society. Provides information and resources on a variety of diseases. ​

 

Mental Health

Teen Line:  1-877-419-7233, or text “419SAFE” to 898211, or go to teenlineonline.org
A confidential and anonymous hotline, open 24 hours a day.

NAMI
​Provides information and support for individuals and families affected by mental illness.

Teens Health
Provides information and resources on various aspects of the mind, from depression and obsessive compulsive disorder to emotional eating and anxiety.

Help Guide
A resource for emotional and mental health information. Features topics such as mental disorders, teen issues, and personality disorders.

 

Pregnancy

Teen Line:  1-877-419-7233, or text “419SAFE” to 898211, or go to teenlineonline.org
A confidential and anonymous hotline, open 24 hours a day.

Women’s Health Resources

Information about pregnancy options, testing, and a 24-hour hotline. There is a clinic in Defiance offering pregnancy and STD testing, ultrasounds, and other support.

StayTeen.org
Facts about teen pregnancy, prevention, myths, and other information about relationships and sex.

It’s Your (Sex) Life
Information about teen pregnancy, birth control methods, and frequently asked questions about pregnancy. Includes hotlines and other online resources. Campaign is sponsored by MTV.

 

Rape/Sexual Assault

Teen Line:  1-877-419-7233, or text “419SAFE” to 898211, or go to teenlineonline.org
A confidential and anonymous hotline, open 24 hours a day.

Break the Cycle
Information on teen dating abuse and abuse prevention.

RAIIN [Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network]
Provides information on reducing risk, what to do when you have been raped, and recovering after an assault. For help click the Online Hotline or call 800-656-HOPE(4673)

 

Self-Harm/Suicide

Teen Line:  1-877-419-7233, or text “419SAFE” to 898211, or go to teenlineonline.org
A confidential and anonymous hotline, open 24 hours a day.

​National Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Information about understanding suicide, coping with suicide loss, and suicide prevention.

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation

Prevention, education, and resources for Ohio residents.

You Matter
Resources for young adults, with self-love blog, mood boosters, and what to expect when . . .  You can even get involved with the blog council if you are from ages 13-24.

*Updated April 2020

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