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Abuse

ChildHelp
ChildHelp helps the survivors of child abuse through education treatment & prevention programs.
www.childhelp.org

RAINN
Call: 800.656.HOPE (4673)
Anti-sexual violence organization.
www.rainn.org

Crisis Text Line
Text: HOME to 741741 for confidential emotional support for issues relating to anxiety, depression, abuse, suicide, school, self-harm, bullying or loneliness. The text line is FREE nationwide, 24/7.
www.crisistextline.org

Bullying

Stop Bullying
What is bullying and how you can prevent and respond to it.
www.stopbullying.gov

The Bully Project
Social action campaign inspired by the award-winning film BULLY.
www.thebullyproject.com

Crisis Text Line
Text: HOME to 741741 for confidential emotional support for issues relating to anxiety, depression, abuse, suicide, school, self-harm, bullying or loneliness. The text line is FREE nationwide, 24/7.
www.crisistextline.org

Committee for Children
Committee for Children is dedicated to promoting the safety, well-being, and success of children in school and in life. https://www.cfchildren.org/

Depression & Anxiety

Students Against Depression
Advice, information, guidance and resources for those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking
www.studentsagainstdepression.org

Teen Mental Health
Scientific evidence, publications, tools and resources to enhance the understanding of adolescent mental health
www.teenmentalhealth.org

Crisis Text Line
Text: HOME to 741741 for confidential emotional support for issues relating to anxiety, depression, abuse, suicide, school, self-harm, bullying or loneliness. The text line is FREE nationwide, 24/7.
www.crisistextline.org

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
Call: (800) 931-2237
Supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders.
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Overeaters Anonymous
Fellowship of individuals recovering from compulsive overeating, under-eating, anorexia, binge eating or overexercising.
www.oa.org

Grief

The Doughy Center School & Community Toolkit for Grieving Teens
Articles, videos, activities and podcasts about grief for teens.
www.tdcschooltoolkit.org/teens

The National Center for Grieving Families
Provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experience. https://www.dougy.org/

Our House
Online resources for grief support
www.ourhouse-grief.org/resources

SLAP’ED (Surviving Life After a Parent Dies)
Social media for teens who have lost a parent to find hope and connection through shared experiences
www.slapd.com

Health & Wellness

Kids Health
Support and advise on health, emotions and life – designed for teens, approved by doctors.
www.kidshealth.org

Mindful
Dedicated to inspiring, guiding and connecting anyone who wants to explore mindfulness.
www.mindful.org

Your Life Your Voice
Tips, tools and coping skills to help you through challenging situations.
www.yourlifeyourvoice.org

Head Space
Learn to meditate and live mindfully through themed sessions on everything from stress and sleep to focus and anxiety.
www.headspace.com

Wanderlust
Yoga for Teens. Find your true north — to cultivate your best self.
www.wanderlust.com

LGBTQ 

The Trevor Project
TrevorLifeline 24/7 (866) 488-7386.
Providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth
www.thetrevorproject.org

It Gets Better
Nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth around the globe
www.itgetsbetter.org

GLSEN
Working to create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression
www.glsen.org

Nicotine & Vaping

The Truth
Providing the facts and resources with the focus on spreading awareness and inspiring action in the fight to end smoking.
www.thetruth.com

Smokefree Teen
Part of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Smokefree.gov Initiative with the goal of reducing the number of youth who use tobacco.
www.teen.smokefree.gov

The Truth Initiative
Dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past.
https://truthinitiative.org/

Self-Injury

Crisis Text Line
Text: HOME to 741741 for confidential emotional support for issues relating to anxiety, depression, abuse, suicide, school, self-harm, bullying or loneliness. The text line is FREE nationwide, 24/7.
www.crisistextline.org

ASIF
Adolescent Self Injury Foundation offers hope in the recovery process for adolescent and young adult self-injurers and their families
www.adolescentselfinjuryfoundation.com

Substance Use

NIDA for Teens
National Institute on Drug Abuse for teens. Latest facts on drugs, teen use and its effects
www.teens.drugabuse.gov

Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous
Worldwide fellowship helping members “stay sober and other alcoholics achieve sobriety.”
YPAA – pdf document
www.aa.org

Al-Anon / Alateen
Support for  individuals affected by someone else’s alcoholism
www.al-anon.org

Narcotics Anonymous
Nonprofit fellowship support group for people with varied substance use issues
www.na.org

Smart Recovery
Science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery program for individuals and families
www.smartrecovery.org

Refuge Recovery
Mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices Buddhist philosophy
www.refugerecovery.org

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
CALL: 1–800–273–TALK (8255) 24/7
Free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Crisis Text Line
Text: HOME to 741741 24/7 Free and confidential support with live trained crisis counselors through text www.crisistextline.org

I AM ALIVE
Suicide intervention, prevention, awareness and education
www.imalive.org

National Institute of Mental Health
FAQ fact sheet about warning signs, symptoms and risk factors of suicide
www.nimh.nih.gov

The Jed Foundation (JED)
Protecting the emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults
https://www.jedfoundation.org/who-we-are/

Jason Foundation
Dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs
https://jasonfoundation.com/

More Resources From Herren Project

Friends of Herren Project

Herren Project Clubs
Encourage students in your community to make healthy choices and be true to themselves. This school based prevention and wellness program helps empower students to live substance-free lives in a save peer-to-peer environment.

Herren Project Student Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants
In an effort to give back to schools and communities nationwide, Herren Project offers scholarships and grants specifically for high school seniors, after-prom and graduation events, and for The First Day film.

Herren Project Wellness Week with Herren

Wellness Week with Herren
WWWH is a nationwide prevention initiative and wellness movement to prevent the misuse of substances, empower those affected by the disease of addiction and encourage overall wellbeing.

Friends of Herren Project

Herren Project Clubs
Encourage students in your community to make healthy choices and be true to themselves. This school based prevention and wellness program helps empower students to live substance-free lives in a save peer-to-peer environment.

Herren Project Student Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants
In an effort to give back to schools and communities nationwide, Herren Project offers scholarships and grants specifically for high school seniors, after-prom and graduation events, and for The First Day film.

Herren Project Wellness Week with Herren

Wellness Week with Herren
WWWH is a nationwide prevention initiative and wellness movement to prevent the misuse of substances, empower those affected by the disease of addiction and encourage overall wellbeing.

“To the kids that don’t have to use drugs and alcohol, I applaud you. To the kids that do, I understand you. There’s nothing weird about the both of you. Help one another. Look out for each other. We need to work together to change the culture.” – Chris Herren

“To the kids that don’t have to use drugs and alcohol, I applaud you. To the kids that do, I understand you. There’s nothing weird about the both of you. Help one another. Look out for each other. We need to work together to change the culture.” – Chris Herren