Always remember there are many, many people who care about you! You are loved and you matter!! You deserve to be treated with kindness and respect. Please do not give up, ever. You are not alone. Please reach out for help. You are important and you are needed in this world.
At the bottom of this page you can find a few powerful videos that will hopefully inspire you to love yourself and be gently and kind with yourself as you are with others.
Crisis Hotlines in U.S.
- National Hopeline Network -24 Hour service
Helpline 1: 1-800-784-2433
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline -24 Hour service
Helpline 1: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- The Trevor Lifeline-suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth- (866) 4-U-TREVOR (866) 488-7386
Crisis Hotlines Around the World
- http://befrienders.org – Helplines around the world
More websites for suicide prevention and depression here.
Websites and support for youth
http://www.stompoutbullying.org/livechat_portal.php – webpage and chat room for kids and teens
http://www.theinsite.org/index.html – website for teens dealing with a variety of issues including personal relationships
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/teens-share-personal-stories-about-bullying-on-stageoflifecom-1538627.htm – place for teens to share stories about bullying
http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx – website with chatline for kids who are being bullied
http://www.bullying.org/index.cfm -Click on “want to share” -has links to support groups for kids who are bullied and for parents-
http://www.bulliesout.com – has lots of info and mentoring for kids
http://www.beatbullying.org – has resources and mentors for youth by trained youth
http://www.121help.me/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1&Itemid=159 – has trained counselors for youth
http://www.kidscape.org.uk/childrenteens/index.asp – info and support for kids
http://www.justinsgift.org/lgbtq-youth-resources.html – List of resources for LGBTQ youth
http://gyourb.org – Got Your Back: Avoiding girl drama –standing up to bullying) is a page for girls to learn, share stories about bullying and support each other.
http://bravegirlsclub.com –Brave Girls Club
Coping and Resilience
http://www2.aap.org/stress/teen1-a.cfm -Create a personal stress management guide
Instructions for a Bad Day by Shane Koyczan
Insult- An inspiring poem written by a brave and insightful young man
Meet Yourself in the Mirror by Ashely Wylde