The Sibling Survivors of Suicide Loss site aims to provide a safe place for anyone who has lost a sister or brother to suicide. Established by the volunteers from the Parents of Suicide – Friends and Family of Suicide (POS-FFOS) Internet Community, it’s a place to share memories, discuss your feelings and experiences, and to share photos.
Boys Town provides parents, teens, and families with resources related to suicide prevention, abuse, parenting troubles, and mental health. They run several different programs, blogs, classes, and more.
The Boys Town Hotline is staffed 24/7, year-round by trained counselors who can give advice and guidance on a wide range of issues, including adolescent defiance, tantrums, substance abuse and suicidal thoughts. Both parents and teenagers can call.
- Call: 800-448-3000
Your Life Your Voice is one of the programs of Boys Town, and offers a 24/7 text line intended for pre-teens, teens, and young adults.
- Text “VOICE” to 20121
Covenant House provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness and/or trafficking. A map of available shelters is on their website.
- For the hotline, call: 1-800-999-9999
- For general information, call: 1-800-388-3888
Childhelp runs the national 24/7 hotline for children at risk of child abuse and parents dedicated to prevention and treatment of abuse. The hotline is for those that are being hurt, know someone who might be hurting, or are afraid they might hurt another.
Childhelp also has an extensive database of child abuse resources by state.
- Call or text: 1-800-422-4453
NRS is the federally-designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth. They offer crisis intervention, information and referrals, a message service for runaways to indirectly contact their families, and, in partnership with Greyhound Lines, Inc., a free bus ticket home. Their confidential and nonjudgmental hotline is for runaways, youths considering running away, and/or concerned parents.
- Call: 1-800-786-2929
- Text: 66008