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    Crisis Lines & Hotlines

    The list below can help you find quick answers to some of the serious issues you may face. For more resources in your local community, click the appropriate link on the left.

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    Alcohol

    National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
    Helpline for finding treatment.
    (800)-NCA-CALL or (800) 622-2255
    [24 hours]

    Al-Anon and AlaTeen
    Help for people who have, or know someone who has, a drinking problem.
    (800) 4AL-ANON or (800) 425-2666

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    Domestic Violence

    The National Domestic Violence Hotline
    Crisis intervention, information, and referrals.
    (800) 799-SAFE or (800) 799-7233
    [24 hours; English & Spanish]

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    Drugs

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    Information on prevention and treatment referrals.
    (800) 662-HELP or (800) 662-4357

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    Eating Disorders

    National Eating Disorders Association
    Information on eating disorders and referrals for treatment.
    (800) 931-2237
    [Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.]

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    Gay/Lesbian Issues

    GLBT National Help Center
    Peer-counseling, information, and local resources.
    (888)-THE-GLNH or (888) 843-4564
    [Monday – Friday, 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.]

    Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
    Support, education, and advocacy with local chapters.

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    Grief Support & Education

    KARA
    Compassionate support to those grieving or facing a life-threatening illness.
    (650) 321-5272
    [Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.]

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    Obesity

    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
    Health information and resources.

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    Pregnancy

    Planned Parenthood
    Counseling and referrals.
    (800) 230-PLAN or (800) 230-7526

    American Pregnancy Hotline
    Information on pregnancy and options for teens.
    (866) 942-6466

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    Rape & Sexual Assault

    Rape Abuse & Incest National Network
    Provides free services and help, as well as referrals.
    National Sexual Assault Hotline
    (800) 656-HOPE or (800) 656-4673
    [24 hours]

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    Runaway

    California Coalition for Youth
    Crisis intervention to work through problems and find a plan of action.
    California Youth Crisis Line
    (800) 843-5200
    [24 hours]

    National Runaway Safeline
    Crisis intervention to work through problems and find a plan of action.
    (800)-RUNAWAY or (800) 786-2929
    [24 hours]

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    Self-Injury

    S.A.F.E. Alternatives
    Not a crisis line. Information about programs and referrals.
    (800)-DONT-CUT or (800) 366-8288

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    Sexuality & Relationships

    Online chat for information.
    Planned Parenthood Info for Teens

    Counseling and referrals.
    (800) 230-PLAN or (800) 230-7526

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    Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    Specialists provide health information about STDs.
    (800)-CDC-INFO or (800) 232-4636
    [English & Spanish]

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    Smoking

    California Smokers' Helpline
    Free program to help people stop smoking.
    (800)-NO-BUTTS or (800) 662-8887
    [English & Spanish]

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    Suicide

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    Calls to the National Suicide Hotline are connected to the nearest crisis center in your area.
    (800)-273-TALK or (800) 273-8255
    [24 hours]

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