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Resources for Children, Teens, and Families

If you or someone you know is looking to talk with a counselor, look for local services, download a helpful app, or just learn more about youth mental health, the following resources are free to use for children, teens, and families. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.



Suicide Prevention Hotline of Nevada

Talk to someone in Nevada 24/7 who is trained to provide support for people in crisis.

Call: 1-877-885-4673

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Help is also available in Spanish. Call: 1-800-628-9454

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project has a call-in lifeline, chatline, and text message line for teens to get help or speak with a counselor. Visit their website to connect with a counselor online or call/text one of the helplines below.

Trevor Lifeline - A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386


TrevorText - Text "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply. Available Monday through Friday between 3pm - 10pm EST/12pm - 7pm PT


24/7 text hotline to access safe place locations, local youth shelters, and interactive messaging with mental health professionals. For ages 12-17. 

Text SAFE and current location to 69866

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly and will help move you from a hot moment to a cool moment. This service is completely free, but messaging rates apply if you’re NOT on Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, or T-Mobile.

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.

Your Life Your Voice is part of The Boys Town National Hotline. Counselors are available 24/7 and have a wide range of experiences working with kids and families who are frustrated, depressed, or just need someone to talk to. 

Call 1-800-488-3000

If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or you are being abused, please call us. These are serious issues that are best handled in one-on-one conversations with counselors.

TextVOICE to 20121 to start.​​​

Text with a counselor for free with the following carriers: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Virgin, Cricket, Nextel, Boost, MetroPCS. (standard message & data rates may apply for other carriers). Every day, 2PM to 1AM CST. Please know that this texting service is intended for pre-teens, teens, and young adults.

Chat over IM and get a live, to the minute discussion with one of our counselors. Mon–Fri, 6PM to midnight CST (and other times if counselors are available)

Send an Email

When you e-mail a question we will send a response back to you within 48 hours. We post selected questions and responses on our bulletin board board a few days later.

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Peer-to-peer support group for teens faced with mental health challenges and/or difficult family dynamics. Members of our teen support group have access to the latest in social network technology including a dedicated activity stream, forum and chat room. In addition, members can participate in the larger wellness challenge through our inspirational wellness tools — wellness tracker, friend reminders, mood mapping and kudos.


This social media platform allows LGBTQ youth, ages 15-24, to communicate about shared experiences and access support.

Stories of Hope and Recovery

Stories by people who have been through a crisis and have found hope. Open to ages 15 to 24. 


An online community for teens and young adults (ages 15-24) struggling with mental health problems, allowing for a space to share experiences.

You Are Not Alone (Tumblr)

This Tumblr page is provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). It is open to youth of all ages as a safe place for self-expression on mental health. 

Teen Line

Teen Line provides confidential support for teens through phone, text, email, and online message boards. Teens can talk to their peers who are trained to provide support and encouragement. 

Call (310) 855-HOPE or (800) TLC-TEEN (nationwide toll-free) from 6pm to 10pm PST.

Text "TEEN" to 839863 between 6:00pm-9:00pm PST to speak with one of our teens.


You can also read through posts, questions, and discussions from other teens on a variety of topics. 

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