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Resources and Crisis Information 
22nd-May-2006 03:23 pm

Resources and Crisis Information

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Domestic Violence/Abuse, Sexual Assault, and Trauma Recovery Hotlines:

World-Wide List of Domestic Abuse Agencies
www.hotpeachpages.net
Global inventory of hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centres and women's organizations, searchable by country, plus index of domestic violence resources in over 70 languages. 

Arugaan ng Kalakasan (Philippines)
P.O. Box 1044, Citimall, Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines
Phone: 430 4207/430 4227
Arugaan ng Kalakasan is a SEC-registered NGO providing services for battered women and mobilizing the community to action against domestic violence.

Refuge (UK)
24 hour crisis line providing practical advice and emotional support for women experiencing domestic violence.
2-8 MELTRAVERS STREET
LONDON
WC2R 3EE
TEL: 020 7935 7700 (OFFICE)
FAX: 020 7935 7721
24 HOUR NATIONAL HELPLINE 0870 599 5443

Victim Support (UK)
Emotional support and practical advice for victims of crime
VICTIM SUPPORT LINE
PO BOX 11431
LONDON
SW9 62H
Freephone: 0845 303 0900

Rape and Sexual Abuse Helpline Support Centre (UK)
24 HOUR HELPLINE: 020 8683 3300

Womens Aid Domestic Violence (UK)
Freephone: 08457 023 468

Domestic Violence Intervention Project (UK)
Women's Support Service
Support, information and advice. Face to face counselling and group work for women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.
PO Box 2838
London W6 92E
Tel women’s support service: 020 8748 6512
See their website for more details. http://www.dvip.org/

Rape Crisis (UK)
Tel: 020 7837 1699 (24 hour helpline)
PO Box 69
London
WC1X 9NJ
http://www.rapecrisis.org.uk/
This website aims to provide the basic information that survivors of sexual violence, friends and family need to access the services they need.

Cardiff Rape Crisis Line (UK)
PO Box 338
Cardiff
CF2 4XH

Victim Support Helpline (UK)
Tel: 0845 30 30 900

RSPCA (UK)
Phone: 0990 555 999
24-hour cruelty hotline.

Women's Aid Federation of England
PO Box 391
Bristol BS99 7WS
Helpline (0117) 944 4411
Freephone: 0808 2000 247
www.womensaid.org.uk
Free, 24-hour helpline for domestic violence victims. Support and information, referrals to refuges, counseling, and services for children.

The Freedom Programme (UK)
A 12 week rolling programme for women who wish to learn about the reality of domestic violence and abuse. Help women to gain self esteem and confidence to improve the quality of their lives. Programmes are fun at different locations throughout the country
Tel: 0151 630 0651
Email: patcraven@aol.com
http://www.freedomprogramme.co.uk

SupportLine (UK)
Telephone Helpline providing confidential emotional support to Children, Young Adults and Adults on any issue including domestic violence. Also keeps details of other agencies, support groups and counsellors throughout the UK
Tel: 020 8554 9004
Email: info@supportline.org.uk

Sexual Violence Legal AdviceLine
Tel: 020 7251 8887 or 020 7490 2562 (textphone)
Mondays 11am-1pm and Tuesdays 10am-12 noon.

Broken Rainbow (UK)
Tel: 0208 539 9507
Support for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people suffering domestic violence throughout UK

SOLA (UK)
To support women who have experienced domestic violence within a lesbian relationship
Tel: 020 7328 7389

Pet Easement Project (PEP) (UK)
Ease Pet Fostering Service for animals of women and children fleeing domestic violence.
http://www.ease-animals.org.uk
Tel: 07789 697 398

Action on Elder Abuse (UK)
Freephone: 0808 808 8141
www.elderabuse.org.uk

Kiran Women's Aid (UK)
Tel: 020 8558 1986
Provides safe, temporary accommodation for Asian women and their children escaping domestic violence/sexual abuse

National Domestic Violence Helpline (UK)
Tel: 0808 200 0247
24hr - Support, information, accommodation details

Women & Girls Network (UK)
PO Box 13095
London W14 0FE
Helpline: 020 76104345
Office: 0207 76104678

Welsh Women's Aid
Numbers vary according to area - ring Women's Aid for details.
SupportLine also keeps details of individual offices
Helpline (0117) 944 4411
Freephone: 0808 2000 247

Women's Aid Helpline Northern Ireland
Tel: 028 9033 1818
Email niwaf@dnet.co.uk

Scottish Women's Aid (UK)
Norton Park, 57 Albion Road
Edinburgh, EH75QY
United Kingdom
Phone: 0131 475 2372
www.scottishwomensaid.co.uk
Support and information, referrals to refuges, counseling, and services for children.

Southall Black Sisters (UK)
Advice, information and emotional support for black and Asian women
Tel: 020 8571 9595

Panaghar (UK)
3 St Margarets Road
Coventry
CV1 2BT
Tel: 024 7622 8952
Provides a range of services for Young Asian Women experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence.
Open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Muslim Women's Help Line (UK)
Hotline: 0181 904 8193 or 0181 908 6715
Hotline for Muslim women and girls in the U.K. dealing with domestic violence, sexual abuse, and other problems.

Solace (UK)
1 Broomfield Road
Earlsdon
Coventry
CV5 6JW
A service for African Caribbean young women experiencing domestic violence
Tel: 0247 622 2988

The Tulip Project (UK)
Support for parents who have experienced violence by their children
Tel: 0151 637 6363

National Association for Abuse in Childhood (UK)
http://www.napac.org.uk/

CHILDLINE UK
Freephone: 0800 11 11
www.childline.org.uk
Free, 24-hour, national helpline for children and youth in trouble or danger throughout the UK.

Get Connected (UK)
Referral service, will find young people the best place that can help whatever the problem
Phone: 0808 808 4994

Careline
Counselling for children, young people and adults
Phone: 020 8514 1177

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline (U.K.)
Freephone: 0800 800 500
Textphone: 0800 056 0566 (hearing imapired)
Welsh Freephone: 0808 100 2524
Bengali/Sylheti Freephone: 0800 096 7714
Gujarati Freephone: 0800 096 7715
Hindi Freephone: 0800 096 7716
Punjabi Freephone: 0800 096 7717
Urdu Freephone: 0800 096 7718
www.nspcc.org.uk
24-hour service, counseling, advice, referrals for children at risk of abuse and neglect. Report suspected abuse/neglect cases.

Selbsthilfe - Missbrauch
www.selbsthilfe-missbrauch.de
A German language website for those recovering from child abuse and domestic violence; includes resources, chat, message forum, web-journal, and links.

Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE)
c/o Austrian Women's Shelter Network
Bacherplatz 10/ 4
1050 Vienna
Austria
Phone: 01-5482720
www.wave-network.org
Refuges, hotlines, education, counseling throughout Europe.
(also see: European Info Centre Against Violence; an online searchable database of European organizations and resources maintained by WAVE.)

CHILDLINE South Africa
Toll-free: 0800 55555
www.childline.org.za
Toll-free hotline and associated treatment center offers free counseling by phone or in person, for children and youth dealing with physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, and to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The hotline is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Centre
292 Wellington Street
Collingwood 3066
Victoria, Australia
Phone: (03) 9486-9866
TTY: (03) 9417-2155
home.vicnet.net.au/~dvirc/
Information and referral to local services for domestic violence victims, the children of domestic violence victims, and victims of intrafamiliar sexual abuse, throughout Australia.

Kids Help Line (Australia)
Toll-free: 1-800-55-1800
24-hour toll-free hotline for children and youth throughout Australia.

Kids Help Phone (Canada)
Toll-free: 1-800-668-6868
Canada's only toll-free national hotline for children and youth. Bilingual (English and French).

National Domestic Violence Hotline (Canada)
Toll-free: 1-800-363-9010
All provinces. Bilingual (English and French).

British Columbia Institute Against Family Violence (Canada)
409 Granville Street, Suite 551
Vancouver, BC V6C 1T2
Phone: (604) 669-7055
Toll-free: 1-877-755-7055
www.bcifv.org

Provincial Association of Transition Houses of Saskatchewan (P.A.T.H.S.)
1940 McIntyre Street
Regina, SK S4P 2R3
Phone: (306) 522-3515
www.abusehelplines.org
P.A.T.H.S. is a non-profit organization comprised of safe houses, shelters, transition and interval houses throughout Saskatchewan for women and children victimized by family violence.

National Organization of Battered Women's Shelters (Sweden)
ROKS, Hornsgatan 66
118 21 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: 08-422 99 30
www.roks.se

Northern Ireland Women's Aid Society Domestic Abuse Helpline
Helpline: (028) 90 331818
www.niwaf.org
24-hour helpline for domestic violence victims. Support and information, referrals to refuges, counseling, and services for children.

Nottelefon Zurich
Phone: 01-291 46 46
www.frauenberatung.ch
(Pages available in German, English, French, Spanish & Italian) Counseling by phone and in person, free referrals to doctors and legal advisors, for women dealing with sexual harassment or abuse, or exploitation by therapists, doctors, ministers, at work or home.

American Women Overseas
3300 N.W. 185th Street, Suite 133
Portland, OR 97229
Toll-free: 1-866-USWOMEN (International Crisis Line) (1-866-879-6636)
Phone: (503) 907-6554
Fax: (503) 907-6554
E-mail: awos@awoscentral.com
URL: www.awoscentral.com
Organization dedicated to assisting American women living overseas victimized by domestic violence. Outreach, safety planning, extensive support services, general info on domestic violence at website.

IACP Model Policy on Police Officer Involved Domestic Violence
Toll-free: 1-800-THE IACP
E-mail: information@theiacp.org
http://www.theiacp.org/documents/index.cfm?fuseaction=document&document_type_id=1&document_id=175
The International Association of Chiefs of Police Policy addresses prevention, intervention, and prosecution approaches.
Documents available for free download as WORD files.

U.S. Department of Defense Policy on Domestic Violence in the Military
The Department of Defense addresses prevention, intervention, and prosecution approaches, as well as provides advocacy for victims.
http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE
(1-800-799-7233)
http://www.ndvh.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline TDD
(for the hearing-impaired)
1-800-787-3224

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
RAINN is a 24-hour national hotline for victims of sexual assault. Calls to the hotline are instantly computer-routed to the 24-hour rape crisis center
nearest the caller.
Toll-free 24-hour Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
www.rainn.org

Battered Women's Justice  Project
http://www.bwjp.org/

New Social Security Numbers For Domestic Violence Victims
Protecting your identity if you are a victim of domestic violence
http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10093.html

Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline
National Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
TDD: 1-800-2-A-CHILD

Kid Help
Children and adolescents in crisis will receive immediate help. Referrals to shelters, mental health services, sexual abuse treatment, substance abuse, family counseling, residential care, adoption/foster care, etc.
1-800-543-7283

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
National Hotline: 1-800-THE-LOST
www.ncmec.org/

Voices In Action
1-800-7-VOICE-8 (1-800-786-4238) (Hours: 9am - 6pm CT)
Listings for treatment & support for victims of incest & child sexual abuse.

Gay & Transgender Hate Crime Hotline
1-800-616-HATE

National Center for Victims of Crime
1-800-FYI-CALL (8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST)
TTY: 1-800-211-7996,
E-mail: gethelp@ncvc.org
http://www.ncvc.org/

Reconstructive Surgery/Domestic Abuse Hotline
1-800-842-4546
Joint program: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, providing free reconstructive surgery for victims of domestic violence, male and female.

Informational/Prevention Organizations and Websites:
Hidden Hurt (UK)
Abuse Information and Support Site. Written by a survivor of domestic violence for those in abusive relationships
http://www.hiddenhurt.co.uk

Rights of Women (U.K.)
Telephone legal advice service for women, offering advice and information on sexual violence and harassment and employment rights, relationship breakdown and arrangements for any children, lesbian parenting, domestic violence. Can provide referrals to sympathetic women solicitors.
52-54 Featherstone Street
London EC1Y 8RT.
Tel: 020 7251 6577
E-mail: info@row.org.uk
http://www.rightsofwomen.org.uk

Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse (UK)
A non-profit making organisation based in the UK dedicated to provide help, support and information to any adult who is suffering from past childhood abuse.
http://www.pandys.org

Canadian National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Health Promotion and Programs Branch
Health Canada
Jeanne Mance Building
1907D1, Tunney's Pasture
Ottawa, ON K1A 1B4
Phone: (613) 957-2938
TTY Toll-free: 1-800-561-5643
Toll-free: 1-800-267-1291
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/familyviolence/
The NCFV is a national resource centre for all Canadians seeking information about violence within the family, including spouse/partner abuse, child abuse, and elder abuse.

The AWARE Foundation: Hotlines (United States)
http://awarefoundation.org/resources/sexual_abuse_hotlines.aspx

The Broken Spirits Network
An online support group for victims of abuse & domestic violence
http://www.brokenspirits.com/

Coalition for Children
Comprehensive resource for child abuse, lifeskills education, advocacy, media support, legal & expert witness services, research, strangers, safety on the Internet and bullies.
www.safechild.org/

Center for the Prevention of School Violence
1-800-299-6504

Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence
http://www.cpsdv.org/

Child Abuse Prevention Network
http://www.child-abuse.com/

Face It! Dating Violence is Not Love!
Information from the RCMP and The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (Canada).
Available in English and French.
www.cyberus.ca/~faceit/

Family Violence Prevention Fund
http://endabuse.org/

Healing Woman Foundation
1-800-477-4111
http://www.members.tripod.com/~IncestAware/frames.html

Incest Awareness Foundation
1-888 -547-3222

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
1-800-537-2238
http://www.nrcdv.org/

Pandora's Aquarium
A message board & online support group for survivors of sexual violence
http://www.welcometobarbados.org/pandoras.html

Restraining Order: Protecting Yourself from an Abuser
Information about restraining orders and how to place one in the U.S.
http://incestabuse.about.com/cs/restrainingorders/

Parents Anonymous
Self help groups for abused children and parents under stress
www.parentsanonymous.org/

Symptoms of Emotional Abuse
http://www.lilaclane.com/relationships/emotional-abuse/

Stop It Now! (Sexual Abuse)
1-888-PREVENT

Verbal Abuse
http://www.verbalabuse.com

WAVE (Working Against Violence Everywhere)
1-888-960-9600
http://www.waveamerica.com/

Books:
A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive
by Dave Pelzer
Book 1 of 5 books in the series
Paperback / HCI; Reissue edition / September 1995

Toxic People: 10 Ways of Dealing With People Who Make Your Life Miserable
by Lillian Glass, Ph.D.
Hardback / Simon and Schuster / 1995


Runaway Services
Hotlines:
CHILDLINE UK
Freephone: 0800 11 11
www.childline.org.uk
Free, 24-hour, national helpline for children and youth in trouble or danger throughout the UK.

Get Connected (UK)
Referral service, will find young people the best place that can help whatever the problem
Phone: 0808 808 4994

Careline (UK
Counselling for children, young people and adults
Phone: 020 8514 1177

Kids Help Line (Australia)
Toll-free: 1-800-55-1800
24-hour toll-free hotline for children and youth throughout Australia.

Kids Help Phone (Canada)
Toll-free: 1-800-668-6868
Canada's only toll-free national hotline for children and youth. Bilingual (English and French).

National Runaway Switchboard (United States)
Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance to runaways. Gives referrals to shelters nationwide. Also relays messages to, or sets up conference calls with, parents at the request of the child. Has access to AT&T-Language Line. hours.
1-800-621-0394
TDD (for hearing-impaired): 1-800-621-4000
24-hour crisis line, referrals to shelters, food, counseling, travel assistance.
http://www.nrscrisisline.org/

Covenent House Nineline
This is a 24-hour, toll-free crisis hotline which provides crisis intervention, referral and information services to homeless, runaway and other troubled youth and their families throughout the U.S. With a database of over 26,000 agencies, trained crisis counselors are able to refer callers to help in their own communities.
1-800-999-9999
1-800-999-9915 TTY

Kid Help
Children and adolescents in crisis will receive immediate help. Referrals to shelters, mental health services, sexual abuse treatment, substance abuse, family counseling, residential care, adoption/foster care, etc.
1-800-543-7283

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
National Hotline: 1-800-THE-LOST
www.ncmec.org/

Youth Crisis Hotline
1-800-HIT-HOME
Services for runaway/homeless youth, referrals to resources for abuse, crisis counseling.

Informational/Prevention Organizations and Websites:

 

Mental Wellness

Hotlines:
International Suicide Helplines Directory
A gateway to 1,700 suicide helplines and emotional first-aid centers worldwide and on the Internet.
www.suicide-helplines.org/

Befrienders Worldwide
Crisis centers world-wide
http://www.befrienders.org

The Samaritans (UK & Ireland)
24-hour, national helpline.
Phone: 08457-90-90-90 (UK)
Phone: 1850-60-90-90 (ROI)
http://www.samaritans.org/
Jo@samaritans.org

Relateline (UK)
Couple counselling, information and support to adults dealing with relationship issues
Phone: 0845 130 40 10

CHILDLINE UK
Freephone: 0800 11 11
www.childline.org.uk
Free, 24-hour, national helpline for children and youth in trouble or danger throughout the UK.

Get Connected (UK)
Referral service, will find young people the best place that can help whatever the problem
Phone: 0808 808 4994

Careline (UK)
Counselling for children, young people and adults
Phone: 020 8514 1177

Psychiatric Emergency Team Phone (Australia)
Australia  Wide: 1300 555 788

Kids Help Australia
Offers a 24 hour telephone and online counseling service for children and youth throughout Australia.
.
Toll-free: 1-800-55-1800
http://www.kidshelp.com.au/home_KHL.aspx?s=6

Life Line (Australia)
Offers a 24 hour telephone counseling service, and also a telephone advisory service dealing with mental health issues.
13-11-14
http://www.lifeline.org.au/

The Lifelink Samaritans (Tasmania)
The Lifelink Samaritans offer a 24 hour free, confidential statewide telephone befriending service; unfortunately the service is currently only available in Tasmania.
1300 364 566 (Statewide)
http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/services/view.php?id=2262

The Salvation Army (Australia)
Offers a 24 hour telephone counseling service plus online information about depression and other problems.
1300 36 36 22
http://www.salvos.org.au/

Kids Help Phone (Canada)
Toll-free: 1-800-668-6868
Canada's only toll-free national hotline for children and youth. Bilingual (English and French).

State-by State Suicide Hotlines Directory (United States) National Toll-Free
Hotline Number: 1-800-784-2433
24 hours / 7 days a week
http://suicidehotlines.com/

National Suicide Hotline (United States)
1-888-248-2587

NAMI Helpline National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
1-800-950-NAMI (M-F, 10am-5pm, Eastern time)
http://www.nami.org/

Panic Disorder Information Hotline
800-64-PANIC

Suicide: Read This First
www.metanoia.org/suicide/

Confidential Online Depression Screening Test
Answer a few simple questions to determine if you are experiencing depressive symptoms. Provides a referral list and information on depression.
http://www.depression-screening.org/

National (U.S.) Teen Crisis Hotlines
http://teenadvice.about.com/cs/gethelpnow/

National Youth Crisis & Suicide Hotline (United States)
1.800.621.4000

Kid Help
Children and adolescents in crisis will receive immediate help. Referrals to shelters, mental health services, sexual abuse treatment, substance abuse, family counseling, residential care, adoption/foster care, etc.
1-800-543-7283

The Trevor HelpLine
Specializing in gay and lesbian youth suicide prevention
1-800-850-8078

Covenent House Nineline
This is a 24-hour, toll-free crisis hotline which provides crisis intervention, referral and information services to homeless, runaway and other troubled youth and their families throughout the U.S. With a database of over 26,000 agencies, trained crisis counselors are able to refer callers to help in their own communities.
1-800-999-9999
1-800-999-9915 TTY

National Self-Injury Hotline
SAFE (Self Abuse Finally Ends) Alternatives Program
www.selfinjury.com
1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)

Informational/Prevention Organizations and Websites:
Suicide and Mental Health Association International
http://suicideandmentalhealthassociationinternational.org/

Suicide Information and Education Center (Canada)
http://www.siec.ca/

Center for Suicide Prevention (Canada)
http://www.suicideinfo.ca/

Australian Network for Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health
An information site in depression and other mental health illnesses.
http://auseinet.flinders.edu.au/

Beyond Blue (Australia)
Beyondblue is a national, independent, not for profit organization working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia. It is a good source of information about depression and its consequences. It does not offer a hotline service.
http://www.beyondblue.org.au/

DepressioNet (Australia)
http://www.depressionet.com.au/

Mind Matters (Australia)
A mental health promotional site aimed at secondary school children. 
http://online.curriculum.edu.au/mindmatters/index.htm

Mood Gym
Delivers online cognitive behaviour therapy for preventing depression.
http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/

Reach Out (Australia)
An online information site about depression and other mental illnesses.
http://www.reachout.com.au/home.asp

Sane (Australia)
Offers a 9-5 pm EST informational telephone service plus online information about for depression sufferers wanting to re enter the workforce.
1800 18 SANE (7263)
http://www.sane.org/

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
http://www.aacap.org/

American Association of Suicidology
To understand and prevent suicide as a means of promoting human well-being.
http://www.suicidology.org/

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
http://www.afsp.org/

American Pyschological Association
http://www.apa.org/pyschnet

American Schizophrenia Association
(800) 847-3802

Anxiety Disorder Association of America
http://www.adaa.org

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
http://www.bpkids.org/

The Clinical Depression Page
http://www.geocities.com/angelmuzic78/depression.html

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
http://www.dbsalliance.org/

Depression and Related Affective Disorder Association
http://www.drada.org/

Depression Guide
http://www.depression-guide.com/

eMedicine Health: Depression
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/articles/10289-1.asp

Families for Depression Awareness
http://www.familyaware.org/

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
http://www.ffcmh.org/

Friends for Survival, Inc.
A national outreach program for survivors of suicide loss.
http://www.friendsforsurvival.org/

Healthy Minds (American Psychiatric Association) Psychiatric Disorder and Topic Information
http://healthyminds.org/disorderandtopicinfo.cfm

Healthy Minds (American Psychiatric Association): Let's Talk Facts Brochures
http://healthyminds.org/letstalkfacts.cfm

Living with Depression
http://www.healthyplace.com/Communities/Depression/living/index.asp

McMan's Depression and Bipolar Web
 http://mcmanweb.com/

Mental Health Services Locator (U.S.)
www.mentalhealth.org/databases/

Mental Health Information Center
http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/suicideprevention/

Mental Health InfoSource
1-800-447-4474
http://www.mhsource.com/

Mental Health Today
http://www.mental-health-today.com

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
http://www.narsad.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness
http://nami.org/index.html

National Depressive & Manic-Depressive Association
1-800-826-3632
http://www.ndmda.org/

National Foundation for Depressive Illness
(800) 248-4344

National Institute of Mental Health Information Line
Provides information and literature on mental illness by disorder - for professionals and general public.
1-800-647-2642
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

National Mental Health Association
Provides free information on specific disorders, referral directory to mental health providers, national directory of local mental health associations
1-800-969-6642 (M-F, 9-5 EST)
http://www.nmha.org/

National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network
1-800-789-CMHS

OASSIS (Organization for Attempters and Survivors of Suicide in Interfaith Services)
http://www.oassis.org/

Obessive Compulsive Foundation
http://www.ocfoundation.org/

Pysch Central: Depression Information and Treatment
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/depression/

Psyke: Self-Injury Information and Support (Prevention/Intervention Focus)
http://www.psyke.org/

Schizophrenia - Information, Support, Education
http://www.schizophrenia.com/

SOLOS (Surviving Our Loved Ones' Suicide)
A resource and memorial site by and for suicide survivors.
http://www.1000deaths.com/
http://www.solos.org/

Suicide and Suicide Prevention
http://www.psycom.net/depression.central.suicide.html

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
http://www.save.org/

Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN USA)
http://www.spanusa.org/

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
http://www.sprc.org/

Suicidal.com: When No One Knows Your Pain (Prevention/intervention focus)
http://www.suicidal.com/

WebMD: Depression
http://my.webmd.com/medical_information/condition_centers/depression/default.htm

What Can I Do?
If someone you know is considering suicide. From the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention.
http://www3.sympatico.ca/masecard/what.html

Wings of Madness Depression Guide
http://www.wingofmadness.com/index.htm

Women's Garden of Self Esteem
http://www.angelfire.com/psy/esteem/index.html

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
1-800-999-9999
http://www.yellowribbon.org/

Books:
Overcoming Depression, 3rd edition
by Demitri Papolos, M.D. and Janice Papolos
Paperback / Harper Paperbacks; 3rd edition / February 1997

Unveiling Depression in Women: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Overcoming Depression
by Archibald Hart, Ph.D. and Catherine Hart Weber, Ph.D.
Paperback / Revell / January 2002

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know
by David J. Miklowitz
Paperback / The Guilford Press; 1st edition  / January 2002

Why Am I Still Depressed? Recognizing and Managing the Ups and Downs of Bipolar II and Soft Bipolar Disorder
by Jim Phelps
Paperback / McGraw-Hill / March 2006

How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me : One Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention (Paperback)
by Susan Rose Blauner
Paperback / Harper Paperbacks / July 2003

The Blue Day Book
by Bradley Trevor Greive
Hardcover / Andrews McMeel Publishing / May 2000

Yoga for Depression : A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga
by Amy Weintraub
Paperback / Broadway; 1st edition / December 2003

Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Psychology to Overcome Depression (Paperback)
by John R. McQuaid, Ph. D and Paula E. Carmona, RN, M.S.N.
Paperback / New Harbinger Publications / March 2004



Eating Disorders

Hotlines:
Bodywhys - Ireland
PO Box 105, Blackrock
County Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 01 283 4963
Helpline: 1890 200 444
www.bodywhys.ie

Colchester Eating Disorder Support Centre - UK
15 Queen Street
Colchester, Essex U.K.
Phone: 01206 710017
Help Line: 01206 563636
www.colchestereatingdisorders.org.uk

Eating Disorders Association - UK
1st Floor, Windsor House
103 Prince of Wales Road
Norwich NR1 1DW UK
Phone: 0870 770 3256
Adult Help Line: 0845 634 1414
Youth Help Line: 0845 634 7650
Textphone: 01603 753322 (hearing impaired)
www.edauk.com 

Get Connected (UK)
Referral service, will find young people the best place that can help whatever the problem
Phone: 0808 808 4994

Careline (UK)
Counselling for children, young people and adults
Phone: 020 8514 1177

National Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
858-481-1515 (not toll free)
www.edreferral.com/

Informational/Prevention Organizations and Websites:
Asociación de Lucha contra Bulimia y Anorexia - Argentina
Combate de los Pozos 2193
Buenos Aires, Argentina 1245
Phone: 011 4306-0033
Toll-free: 0800 222 ALUBA
www.aluba.org

Eating Disorders Resource Centre - Australia
53 Railway Tce
Milton, Qld, 4064
Australia
Phone: (07) 3876 2500
www.uq.net.au/eda/documents/start.html

Eating Disorders Support Network (EDSN) - Australia
PO Box 532
Willoughby NSW 2068
Phone: (02) 9412 4499
www.edsn.asn.au

Interessegruppa For Kvinner Med Spiseforstyrrelser - Norway
BOKS 8877
Youngstorget 0028
Oslo, Norway
Phone: 22 42 22 22
www.iks.no

National Eating Disorders Information Centre - Canada
200 Elizabeth Street br> CW 1-211, Toronto, Canada
Phone: (416) 340-4156
Toll-free: 1-866-633-4220
www.nedic.ca

National Eating Disorders Information Centre (Canada)
Toll-free: 1-866-633-4220

Royal College of Psychiatrists - UK
17 Belgrave Square
London SW1X 8PG England
Phone: 020 7235 2351
www.rcpsych.ac.uk/info/eatdis.htm

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention (EDAP) (United States)
For answers to your questions, information, and nationwide referrals.
1-800-931-2237
www.nationaleatingdisorders.com

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders
847-831-3438

National Eating Disorders Association
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Books:

 

Alcohol, Nicotine, and Drug Addiction Recovery
Hotlines:
Kids Help Line (Canada)
Toll-free: 1-800-668-6868
kidshelp.sympatico.ca

RE-SOLV
Society for Prevention of Solvent & Volatile Substance Abuse
30A High Street Stone
Staffordshire ST15 8AW
England
Phone: 01785 817 885
Freephone Help Line: 0808 800 2345
www.re-solv.org

Drinkline (UK)
Offers advice and support to anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking
Freephone 0800 917 8282

National Drugs Helpline (UK)
For drug users, their families, friends and carers call free on 0800 776600

Release (UK)
Drugs and legal advice for users, families and friends
Phone: 020 7729 9904

Heroin Helpline (UK)
Phone: 020 7749 4053

Re-Solv (UK)
Information and support about solvent and volatile substance abuse issues
Freephone: 0808 800 2345

AL-Anon
For families and friends of problem drinkers
Phone: 020 7403 0888 (confidential helpline, open 7 days a week 10am-10pm)

Alcoholics Anonymous
Phone: 08457 697 555

CHILDLINE UK
Freephone: 0800 11 11
www.childline.org.uk
Free, 24-hour, national helpline for children and youth in trouble or danger throughout the UK.

Get Connected (UK)
Referral service, will find young people the best place that can help whatever the problem
Phone: 0808 808 4994

Careline (UK)
Counselling for children, young people and adults
Phone: 020 8514 1177

Kid Help
Children and adolescents in crisis will receive immediate help. Referrals to shelters, mental health services, sexual abuse treatment, substance abuse, family counseling, residential care, adoption/foster care, etc.
1-800-543-7283

Alcohol & Drug Referral Hotline (United States)
(800) 252-6465

Al-Anon/Alateen Hotline
Hope & Help for young people who are the relatives & friends of a problem drinker.
1-800-344-2666
http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/

Recovery Hotline Referral Service
(800) 888-9383

National Drug Information, Treatment & Referral Line
Provides referrals to local facilities where adolescents and adults can seek help.
1-800-821-4357
(1-800-662-HELP)

Alcohol Abuse & Crisis Intervention Line
1-800-234-0246

National Cocaine Hotline
(800) 262-2463

Cocaine Anonymous
(800) 347-8998

Marijuana Anonymous
(800) 766-6779

Ecstasy Addiction
1-800-468-6933

CSAT's National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Routing Service
Provides referrals to local facilities where adolescents and adults can seek help. Brief intervention.
(800) 662-4357

Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities Locator (U.S)
http://dasis3.samhsa.gov/

Informational/Prevention Organizations and Websites:
Management of Substance Abuse
World Health Organization
Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Management of Substance Abuse Team
20 Avenue Appia
1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland
Phone: 022 791 4325
www.who.int/substance_abuse/

EUROCARE
Secretariat
1 The Quay
St. Ives
Cambridgeshire PE17 4AR
United Kingdom
Phone: 0148 046 6766
www.eurocare.org
Advocacy for the prevention of alcohol-related harm in Europe.

National Addiction Centre (U.K.)
London Institute of Psychiatry
4 Windsor Walk
Camberwell, London, SE5 8AF England
Phone: 0171 703 5411
web1.iop.kcl.ac.uk/IoP/Departments/PsychMed/NAC/index.shtml

New Zealand Drug Foundation
PO Box 3082
Wellington
New Zealand
Phone: (04) 499 2920
http://www.nzdf.org.nz

Network of Alcohol/Drug Agencies (Australia)
PO Box 2345
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Australia
Phone: (02) 92814781
www.nada.org.au

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
75 Albert Street, Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K1P 5E7
Canada
Phone: (613) 235-4048
www.ccsa.ca

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Assistance & Training (Canada)
c/o Homewood Health Care Centre
49 Emma Street, Suite 100
Guelph Ontario, N1E 6X1
Canada
Phone: (519) 822-2476
http://home.golden.net/~fasat

National Council on Alcoholism
(800) 622-2255

American Council on Alcoholism
(800) 527-5344

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
(800) 729-6686

National Parents' Resource Institute for Drug Education
(800) 667-7433

Just Say No International
(800) 258-2766

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)
www.samhsa.gov

North American Syringe Exchange Network(NASEN)
535 Dock St., Ste. 112
Tacoma, WA 98402
253-272-4857

Nicotine Addiction And Cigarettes - From the Americal Lung Association American Lung Association info sheets on smoking, nicotine, and related topics.
www.lungusa.org/

Nicotine Junkies
Information on kids and smoking, facts about smoking and addiction
http://whyfiles.org/024nicotine/

Books:


Health Care Assistance

Hotlines:
Health Information Service (UK)
Provides information on NHS services and coping with illnesses and treatments. Also provides information about support groups and helplines including smoking, mental health, sexual health and those providing information relating to pregnancy/abortion
FREEphone: 0800 66 55 44

Get Connected (UK)
Referral service, will find young people the best place that can help whatever the problem
Phone: 0808 808 4994

Links to U.S. State and Local Departments of Public Health
Your local department of health can provide referrals for financial assistance for medical care and referrals for low-cost or free medical care in your community
http://www.apha.org/public_health/state.htm

Low-Cost Health Care Providers
HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care-supported Health Centers provide health care to low-income and other vulnerable populations. Health Centers care for people regardless of their ability to pay and whether or not they have health insurance. They provide primary and preventive health care, as well as services such as transportation and translation. Many Health Centers also offer dental, mental health and substance abuse care. Use the search engine at the link below to find one of these health centers in your community
http://ask.hrsa.gov/pc/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services- Health Resources and Services Administration
Find government-based health assistance programs and reduced-cost healthcare for a range of needs
http://www.hrsa.gov/help/default.htm

RxAssist - Patient Assistance Programs
The Web's most current and comprehensive directory of Patient Assistance Programs, which are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. Requires you to register (free).
http://www.rxassist.org/

Needy Meds
Lists pharmaceutical manufacturers' financial assistance programs for patients. Does not require any sort of registration and site is like the Yellow Pages.
http://www.needymeds.com/

Medicaid
www.cms.gov/medicaid/

Insurance for Children
http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
For low-income women provides free or low-cost mammograms and Pap tests. Find a free or low-cost mammogram and Pap test in your State.
http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/cancercontacts/nbccedp/contacts.asp

Catholic Charities: Children's Health MattersTM
In partnership with six Catholic health care institutions, Catholic Charities USA sponsors an advocacy and enrollment project that helps uninsured children receive the medical care they need. Catholic Charities USA supports local agencies in enrolling eligible children and advocating for simplified enrollment procedures and increased access to the State Children's Health Insurance Programs.
http://www.childrenshealthmatters.org/

Catholic Charities: Medicare Information and Resources
The Medicare program is rolling out expanded coverage with the addition of the prescription drug program for which Medicare beneficiaries will be eligible to apply for beginning November 15, 2005 and that will go into effect January 1, 2006. Special attention is being made to giving low income Medicare and Medicaid recipients ample time and resources to consider the extra help that is available to them. Starting in May of this year, the Social Security Administration began sending special letters to low income persons who qualify for up to 100% coverage of the cost of their medicine. Many other low income individuals may also qualify for partial assistance towards the cost of their medications. Catholic Charities agencies can serve as an important resource for individuals who may qualify for partial assistance but will need to formally apply to receive the benefit.
http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/initiatives/medicare/index.cfm

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses
Serves facilities that provide lodging to patients and families during medical emergencies. Features list of homes located in the US.
http://www.nahhh.org/lodging.php
http://www.nahhh.org/medical_resources.php

Ronald McDonald House Charities
Focused on helping families in need by providing affordable housing while children are hospitalized. Provides a list of all homes in the US and Internationally.
Address: One Kroc Drive
                 Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 630-623-7048
Fax: 630-623-7488
http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc/index/search_house.html

Informational/Preventional Organizations and Websites:
Department of Health (UK)
http://www.doh.gov.uk/

NHS DIRECT (UK)
For immediate and confidential health advice and information 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Phone: 0845 46 47

Public Health Association of Australia
http://www.phaa.net.au/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/

Food and Drug Administration: Recalls and Safety Alerts
http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html

Center for Food Safety and Nutrition Consumer Advice
http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~lrd/advice.html

National Institutes of Health: Consumer Health Information
http://www.nih.gov/health/consumer/

NCI's CancerNet's Cancer Information
http://cancer.gov/cancerinformation

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
http://www.acog.org/

March of Dimes
Information on birth defects, prenatal care, and a whole range of topics pertaining to staying healthy during pregnancy.
http://www.marchofdimes.com/

Mayo Clinic: Pregnancy Center
Tons of information on pregnancy from pre-conception through labor and birth
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pregnancy/PR99999

World Wide Age of Sexual Consent (regarding statutory rape)
www.avert.org/aofconsent.htm

Ectopic Pregnancy
www.ectopicpregnancy.com/

The AWARE Foundation: Reproductive Health and Sexuality Information
http://awarefoundation.org/



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Comments 
23rd-May-2006 02:40 am (UTC)
Wow.

I am completely taken back by the effort put into these websites and compiling them together. Did you put this page of sites together or find a link with all of these help sites so I can post the direct link on the userinfo page.

Because of how useful it is, I want to make this entry stick out a bit... put some sort of reference to it... maybe on the sidebar, but for members view only. I'll have to think about how I'll do it, but thank you SO much for this! Just by listing all of these links, you may have helped someone on their road to recovery.
23rd-May-2006 04:18 am (UTC)
You're very welcome :-)

I compiled this listing, from various websites, in the hopes of helping others find the help they may need. But by no means is my list comprehensive or complete. Which is why I welcome recommendations of books, organizations, and websites. It'd be wonderful if you could somehow "tag" the entry or link to it on the mainpage to make it easy to find.
28th-May-2006 04:13 am (UTC)
This is seriously helpful and I couldn't let this page be left unnoticed, so I did put it on the sidebar on the community page- it's the last link. It can still only be viewed by community members, so there is no lost confidentiality to community "surfers". Thank you again and take care.
23rd-May-2006 07:48 am (UTC)
Wow, wow, wow, and thanks. Going in my personal memories. Wow.
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