Help: Outside of the San Francisco Bay Area
Our site, We're Talking Teen Health, has information on a wide variety of health concerns. Many of the Web pages also include links to additional information on other (external) Web sites. If you are looking for information on a specific topic, try using the "Search" box at the top of the page.
If you live outside of the San Francisco Bay Area but need help fast, you can also look into the suggestions below to help you find local resources in your city or country.
Crisis or Hotline Numbers
Our Need Help Fast hotline page lists many toll-free, 24-hour numbers and web sites. Many of these provide information and referrals to help you find local agencies.
Most of the U.S. telephone books have a special section in the front called "government pages." These pages are often blue in color, to help distinguish them from the yellow and white page sections.
To find health-oriented resources, look in the county section of these blue pages. Most counties have a Department of Health and Human Services. Sometimes it is called just Health Department. Sometimes there is a Mental Health department that is listed separately.
Most counties have a main telephone number that you can call to find out which is the correct agency to help you with your concern. Some cities also have health departments.
You can use an Internet search engine to find local government departments and services. Many government home pages have site searches to further help you.
For example, if you live in Dallas County, a fast way to find Dallas County's home page is to type "Dallas County" into the search engine. Be sure to include the quote marks in your search string. If you want to find the Health Department in Dallas County, try searching for "Dallas County" "Health Department."
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