Help is always available.
Crisis Line (Crisis support for Alameda County, available 24/7)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
LoveIsRespect Lifeline (Teen Dating Abuse)
1-866-331-9474 or TTY (866-331-3453)
The National Runaway Safeline
Look at Alcohol Information to see how alcohol affects your body and brain, definitions of alcoholism and alcoholics, and myths you may have heard. The short survey will show whether you or someone you know has a drug or alcohol problem.
24-hour hotline 510-845-7273
No preaching, no moralizing, just the facts.
Local support group for teens; plus clinics and trans support (Fremont, Hayward, Oakland)
A health question and answer site targeting teens, covering topics such as relationships, sexuality, nutrition, and emotional health. You can post your own health concerns directly to "Alice," or read the answers to questions posted by other teens.
By “children” they mean under 18. Lots of good information on the legal rights of teens, becoming an emancipated minor, and good links to Bay Area crisis phone numbers.
A teen-produced Web site that deals with information on a broad range of sexuality issues. Topics include love, sex, abstinence, contraception, AIDS, STDs, drugs and drinking, and violence. From the Network for Family Life Education (NFLE), a non-profit organization at Rutgers University.
At this site teens can share their thoughts, concerns, anxieties, and experiences with other teens, and you can do this anonymously and safely. Teens can support one another free of outside pressure. Developed by experts in teen counseling and psychology, this professionally monitored, password-protected site is the work of KidsPeace, the world's "oldest and largest independent organization dedicated to helping children in crisis."
A confidential telephone helpline and online chat for teenage callers.
Information for undocumented your in need of support, legal advice, etc.
The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline 1-888-843-4564
The GLBT National Youth Talkline (serving youth through age 25) 1-800-246-7743
Provides non-judgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy.