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At some point in our lives, we all run into things that we can’t handle on our own. Do you often feel sad, depressed, hopeless, and worthless? Or are you feeling frustrated and angry, losing your temper, and getting into arguments all of the time? Maybe you are scared and afraid, feeling like there is nowhere to turn. Or are things starting to fall apart at home, school, or in your relationships? Maybe you are worried about a friend…

Whatever the problems you face, help is available. What You Can Do if you need help…

Talk to an adult who you can trust. This might be your parent, another relative, a friend, neighbor, teacher, coach, school nurse, guidance counselor, member of the clergy, or family doctor. They can help you find alternatives you may not have considered and solutions to problems or situations that seem hopeless. If the first adult you approach doesn't have the answers, find someone who does.

If you feel overwhelmed by your emotions and think you may hurt yourself or others, talk with an adult you trust or seek professional help immediately!

If you are not sure where to turn, call your local crisis intervention center or a national hotline (see below).

You may also want to check the Yellow Pages under "mental health," "health," "social services," "suicide prevention," "crisis intervention services," "hotlines," "hospitals," or "physicians" for phone numbers and addresses. In times of crisis, the emergency room doctor at a hospital may be able to provide temporary help for an emotional problem, and will be able to tell you where and how to get further help.

If you are worried about becoming a victim of violence, do not go alone! Get someone in authority to protect you. Do not resort to violence or use a weapon to protect yourself, If you are worried about a friend...

Talk to your friend. Listen openly, without judging, and make sure your friend knows that you care. Help your friend understand that no matter how overwhelming his or her problems seem, help is available.

Encourage your friend to find help. Remember that you’re not a professional therapist and that the most helpful thing you can do is make sure your friend gets help. Encourage your friend to talk to a professional, such as a school counselor or family doctor, or to a trusted family member.

If your friend doesn’t seek help quickly, talk to an adult you trust and respect, especially if your friend mentions death, suicide, or plans for violence. Even if it will anger your friend, talk with an adult you trust about your friend's situation so that you aren't carrying the burden by yourself. Do not try to "rescue" your friend or be a hero and try to handle the situation on your own. You can be the most help by referring your friend to someone with the professional skills to provide the help that he or she needs, while you continue to offer support. Helpful Links top

After Disaster: What Teens Can Do

Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration This fact sheet provides information for teens to help understand some of their reactions to the terrorist events of September 11. It provides suggestions for helping ease unfamiliar feelings related to the event.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration This Web site has a Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator that will help you to find the right drug abuse treatment program or alcohol abuse treatment program. This searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs shows the location of more than 11,000 facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and drug abuse problems. The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment also runs a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week national helpline that offers free and confidential substance abuse and addiction-related information and treatment referrals. Call 1-800-662-HELP.

If You or Someone You Know Has Thoughts of Suicide …

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, a collaborative effort of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and Health Resources and Services Administration The materials listed on this Web site are designed to help you find out more about suicide, including warning signs, suggestions for action, links to hotlines, and information for individuals considering suicide.

National Mental Health Information Center

Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center staff quickly direct callers to federal, state, and local organizations dedicated to treating and preventing mental and emotional problems. Call 1-800-789-2647 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern time.

List of Crisis Hotlines

National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, Administration for Children and Families This site lists contact information for a number of national crisis hotlines.

National Runaway Switchboard

Funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families Are you having problems at home? Are you thinking about running away? Have you already run away and need to find a place to stay, food, clothing, and legal or medical assistance? Being a teenager isn’t easy. Whether you are in a crisis or have a friend who is in trouble, the National Runaway Switchboard can help. Call 1-800-621-4000.

OVC Handbook for Coping After Terrorism: A Guide to Healing and Recovery

Office for Victims of Crime, Department of Justice This handbook includes information about typical reactions to traumatic disasters, practical ideas for coping, and information about how to get help.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), A Real Illness

National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health Have you lived through a very scary or dangerous event? This document provides easy-to-understand information about post-traumatic stress disorder, an illness that can result from exposure to traumatic events, and tells you how you can get help.

Resources and Referrals

National Clearinghouse on Alcohol and Drug Information, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration This site includes links to crisis lines and self-help organizations for people with alcohol and substance abuse problems and emotional problems, and for those who have been victims of abuse or crimes.

A Teenager's Guide to... Fitting in, Getting involved, Finding yourself

Family and Youth Services Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services The ideas in this booklet can help you learn to deal with tough times and enjoy the good times by finding the people and places that are right for you. You might find these ideas useful in your everyday life. Or read them to see if they might be helpful to a friend.

What to do When a Friend is Depressed

National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health Learn more about depression and how you can help a friend who may be suffering from this illness.

You and Your Mental Health...What's the Deal?

Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Most of the stresses teens face are unavoidable, and it is only natural to worry about them sometimes. But pay attention if you're feeling extremely sad, hopeless, or worthless. Maybe you haven't felt this way, but a friend has. These and other warning signs could signal a mental health problem. This brochure will tell you more about mental health, how to know when there might be an overwhelming problem, what to do about it, and where to get help.

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